Q. For the last ten years I have hardly seen my daughter who is an alcoholic. I have tried to offer her help but she has lied to me and stolen from me. She lives with her partner and 6-year old son. Her partner is also an alcoholic and I have heard that the Local Authority is involved with the family because they believe my grandson is not being cared for appropriately. I would be prepared to care for my grandson what steps should I take to ensure he is not placed in foster care?Read more
A legal secretary from Wrexham has urged others in the town to give blood after receiving a certificate from the National Blood Service to mark her 25th blood donation.Read more
One of the area’s largest law firms has announced the qualification of another trainee solicitor.Read more
Q&A - Psychiatrist ignored warning signs that my partner was contemplating suicide. Can I bring a claim against him?
Q: Last year my partner was referred to an NHS psychiatrist after a failed suicide attempt. For a while he seemed happier, but in February I found him looking at suicide websites on the internet. He wasn’t due to see the psychiatrist for another month so I made an appointment with him for myself because I was so worried. The psychiatrist was very dismissive and said he would ‘have a word’ with my partner about it at his next appointment. Sadly the next appointment did not happen as my partner hung himself a week later. Could I pursue a claim based on professional negligence?Read more
Q: Since my son died I have helped with my grand-daughters, regularly collecting them from school and having them in the holidays. Last year my daughter-in-law met someone who lives down south and she is talking about moving down there. I now only see the girls when it suits her. She takes them down south most weekends and the boyfriend and his parents clearly want the girls to break ‘the tie’ they have with me. I am worried that once they move I won’t see them. Do I have any legal right to access?Read more
Q. I recently found out my ex has been found guilty of possession of cannabis. There is a Court order saying he can see our children every other week. Can I stop him from seeing them?Read more
Q: On the surface it looks as if the Summer Budget has brought good news for us farmers with regard to some of the inheritance issues that often stop children from wanting to take over a farm. But as I’m a natural cynic I’m wondering whether there are any catches I should be aware of?Read more