GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - DNA shows I am not the children's father, but I brought them up so surely I have a right to see them?

Q.  I have raised my partner’s two children as my own for the past ten years. Even though DNA results show that biologically they are not mine, the children have known no other father and they believed I was their father. Now their mother has left me and she is denying me any contact with the children. I am absolutely devastated as they were my life. Is there anything I can do?

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Q&A - Cancer pills given too soon may have caused adverse reaction. What can we do?

Q: My partner was undergoing treatment for cancer and we thought everything seemed to be progressing very well. He had gone through all the various stages of treatment, which concluded with chemotherapy.

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Q&A - My grandfather was knocked down and injured by shop's sliding door. Can he make a claim?

Q: My Grandfather, who is eighty-three years old, was out shopping when he was hit by a sliding door as he was entering a shop, causing him to fall and break his arm. Whilst he may not be as fast a walker as he used to be, we cannot understand why the door didn’t have some kind of sensor which recognised the fact that he had not completed entry into the shop. How can this sort of thing happen and would it be possible for him to make a claim?

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Q&A - My wife upset one of the staff so much she walked out. Can she sue?

Q: I run a café restaurant with my business partner.  We have worked together in the business for twelve years and have built up a good, regular clientele and an excellent reputation. Now my wife has taken to coming in and “helping out” on odd days. She doesn’t have a clue about managing the staff but she makes it very clear to them that because she is a director of the business she is ‘in charge’ when my partner and I are busy in the kitchen. Last week she crept up behind one of our established young waitresses and shouted in her ear, accusing her of looking at her ‘funny’.  The waitress was very upset and left.  Can I be sued and what can I do?

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GHP Legal Oswestry Show - Winner of the name the breed of sheep

Mandy Towers (Left), from our GHP Legal Llangollen office presenting a hamper to Jayne Martin (Right) Winner of our Oswestry Show Quiz - Name the breed of sheep.

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Q&A - Can I get any money from my partner if we split?

Q.  I have lived with my partner for 10 years but I am thinking of leaving her because she never takes me anywhere or buys me nice things anymore. We never married and my name is not on the mortgage. Can I get any money from her if we split?

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Q&A - Do we have a right to claim from our neighbours for damaging our property?

Q: Whilst we were away on holiday our neighbours decided to paint their fence and the paint has come through the gaps, leaving our garden furniture, decked patio and conservatory splattered with blue paint. As they are not the most co-operative of neighbours we would like to be sure of our rights regarding making them pay to put the damage right, before we tackle them about it. Please can you advise?

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GHP Legal Oswestry Show - Winner of the name the breed of waterbird

Alison Peters (Left), A partner with GHP Legal presenting a hamper to Amanda Hopwood (Right) Winner of our Oswestry Show Quiz - Name the Breed of Waterbird.

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Q&A - How can I get my husband to accept our marriage is over and leave the house?

Q. My husband is really annoying me lately. I told him it was over between us months ago, but he just will not leave the house. I need him out asap. What can I do?

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Q&A - What are my rights regarding getting a reference from my former employer?

Q: I left my old job in a travel agency after a disagreement with my boss. I have since accepted a new job on more money but I need a reference and am worried that my old employer might either give me a bad reference or refuse to provide one at all. What are my rights?

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