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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Wrexham Grandparents’ Rights expert backs charity campaign

A Wrexham lawyer who is an authority on grandparents’ rights has added his support to a group currently campaigning for policymakers to recognise the contribution made by grandparents in the upbringing of their grandchildren.

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Oswestry Grandparents’ Rights expert backs charity campaign

An Oswestry based lawyer who is an authority on children and grandparents’ rights has added her support to a group currently campaigning for policymakers to recognise the contribution made by grandparents in the upbringing of their grandchildren.

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Local Solicitor to run Chester Half Marathon for bowel cancer victim who died aged 28 years

A Wrexham born solicitor who works in Oswestry is in the final days of hard training for the Chester Half Marathon which she will run on Sunday 17th May in honour of a family friend who died seven years ago next month from bowel cancer, aged just 28 years.

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Q&A - Am I entitled to part of my ex-husband’s pension?

Q: My husband left me last year for another woman. I stayed in the family home with our son who is seventeen and going to university this year. I stopped work when my son was born but recently managed to get a minimum wage job, working 16 hours a week, to maintain the mortgage payments as my husband stopped paying.  As well as the salary from his current job my husband has received a fire service pension for the last five years, whilst I struggle to make ends meet. Am I entitled to any of his pension?

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Q&A - How do we handle worker going off sick during redundancy consultation?

Q: We lost a couple of big contracts and as a result we have been forced to make some redundancies in order to keep the company commercially viable. Most of the lads have been understanding about the situation but one worker who is renowned for being difficult and demanding his rights has gone off sick in the middle of the consultation period. His sick note cites stress and depression, which of course he claims is our fault. Are we legally within our rights to continue with the process of his redundancy?

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Three new equity partners for leading North Wales and Shropshire law firm

A leading North Wales and Shropshire law firm has appointed three of its senior solicitors as equity partners.

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Legal secretary to brave Midnight Walk despite sustaining injury on previous attempt

A legal secretary from Penyffordd has signed up to take part in the 2015 sponsored 10-mile Midnight Walk around Wrexham, despite tripping over a speed bump on the same walk previously and injuring herself.

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Leading law firm appoints Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners' member

A leading North Wales law firm has appointed a new Trusts and Probate Executive to work in the busy private client department at its Wrexham head office.

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Q&A - Could father claim compensation for lung condition if he handled asbestos?

Q:  My father has just been diagnosed with a serious lung condition which we have been told is probably as a result of working with asbestos. Although he didn’t ever work directly with asbestos he worked on a construction site for two years which involved the removal of asbestos from existing buildings which they had to demolish before building work started. At that time site workers were not made aware of any dangers when handling asbestos, nor were they given protective clothing to wear. Would my father have a case for claiming compensation?

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Q&A - Care home stopped our daughter coming home after respite and are restricting our visits. What can we do?

Q: My daughter is 22 and on the autistic spectrum. Last summer my wife and I placed her in a Respite Home for two weeks so that we could have a holiday, but since we got back they have not allowed her to return home.  She is desperately unhappy and indicates often that she wants to come home to her family.  To make matters worse our visiting has been restricted by the home due, they say, to her behaviour and distress following visits.  We are totally distraught. What can we do?

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