GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Can witnessing a traumatic accident have caused PTSD and warrant a compensation claim?

Q: I was walking across a busy road with a friend two years ago when a lorry mounted the pavement. Miraculously I was unhurt but my friend was trapped beneath the lorry and suffered horrendous injuries. I comforted him whilst we waited for the emergency services to come but he died before they got there.

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Q&A - What is a Grant of Probate and how do I obtain it?

Q: My mother has recently passed away and she appointed me to be her executor in her Will. I have started dealing with her assets but have been told I need a Grant of Probate. What is that and how do I obtain it?

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Wrexham lawyer celebrates 40 years career with same firm

A Wrexham lawyer this week celebrated 40 years with the same law firm where he served his articles after gaining a post graduate Law Degree in 1976.

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Q&A - Can my ex stop me taking our children abroad this summer?

Q:  I had agreed with my ex that I could take the children abroad on holiday this summer. She is now refusing to give me their passports and is saying she is taking them abroad with her new partner. Can she do this?

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Q&A - How can I get back the ‘short term loan’ I made to a friend four years ago?

Q.  I lent my “friend” a large amount of money about four years ago because he fell into a great amount of debt and I felt bad for him. He was supposed to pay me back in monthly instalments, however I still haven’t received a penny. He is dodging my calls and my repeated requests for the money back. I know he can afford it because he has just received a large inheritance. Do I just have to write this money off?

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Charities to benefit after Oswestry solicitor completes 42 mile walk

Two charities are set to benefit after an Owestry solicitor completed a 42 mile walk on Saturday to celebrate his 58th birthday.

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Q&A - Can my ex-partner change our daughter’s name without my consent?

Q: My ex-partner and I split up a couple of years ago. We have a five year-old daughter who lives with her mum. When our daughter was born her birth was registered with just my surname, but when I went to a parents’ evening at her school a few weeks ago I discovered that my ex has added her own surname to my daughter’s surname and registered her at school under that name.

 

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Q&A - Employer says my hours have to change following maternity leave, which does not fit with nursery closing times. What should I do?

Q: I am due to return to work at the beginning of next month after taking 12 months’ maternity leave. At a ‘re-familiarisation’ meeting with my line manager last week I was told that when I go back I will have to work different hours to those I worked previously.

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Q&A - Does the new micro-chipping law apply to existing pets or just new ones?

Q: We have had our dog since he was a puppy and he is now eleven years old. He never goes off the lead when he is out for a walk because he is blind. Do we really need to get him micro-chipped? Or does the requirement only apply to people getting dogs after the law changed?

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Q&A - Can I apply to the Court for my grandson to live with me instead of his father?

Q: My daughter passed away suddenly last year and since then my 10-year old grandson has lived with his father, who is stressed out with work and keeps losing his temper with the boy. My grandson regularly asks me if he can come and live with me. Can I apply to the Court for an Order and if so, at what age will they take the child’s views into account

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