GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Wrexham crime advocate leads the way in vulnerable protection training

A Wrexham Crime solicitor has become one of the first publicly funded advocates in the region to complete new training ahead of it being made compulsory by the Ministry of Justice.

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Care case expert is awarded Children Law Accreditation

A public law care case expert who earlier this year joined one of the largest family law teams in North Wales has been awarded Children Law Accreditation by the Law Society.

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Q&A - What is the Stamp Duty Land Tax liability for purchasing a second property?

Q:  I am a homeowner and I am looking to buy a flat as an investment property to rent out. The flat I am interested in is connected to a shop.  If I buy the shop and the flat, will it be classed as a second home and therefore be charged at the higher rate for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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Crime specialist appointed as new Equity Partner at law firm

One of the region’s largest and longest established law firms has announced the appointment of a new equity partner.

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Q&A - If tax laws change before I die, could my beneficiaries change my Will to reduce unexpected tax liabilities?

Q: I have been very careful in considering tax liability implications for the beneficiaries of my Will, but I’m concerned that if the law changes before I die my good intentions may be wasted. I am wondering therefore whether it would be possible for my beneficiaries, who are all close family members, to get together and change certain aspects of my Will to appease such liabilities if it becomes necessary?

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Q&A - How can I claim accident injury compensation if driver was uninsured?

Q.  Twelve months ago, I was walking down the street when I was hit by a car. Luckily I was able to get the details of the driver and the incident was reported to the police. My friends say I should make a claim, but as the accident happened a year ago and the driver was driving without insurance, I don’t see that it would do any good. Can you advise me?

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Q&A - Can I get compensation for injury caused by tripping on pub stair-carpet?

Q: I have a prosthetic lower left leg. A few weeks ago I was in a local pub where the toilets were upstairs. After visiting the toilets I caught my right foot in some loose carpet on the way back down the stairs and fell. The result is that I broke my collarbone and shoulder and cannot work.

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Q&A - Can I ask Muslim worker to remove her headscarf when dealing with customers?

Q: I run a small business with a wide-ranging cultural customer base. This means I need to maintain a visible neutral stance regarding religion.  My dilemma is that I want to promote a hard-working young Muslim woman, who wears a headscarf, to a customer facing role. Whether or not she would be willing to remove her headscarf could have a bearing on my decision but I am not sure I can even ask her the question without getting myself into a discrimination dispute. What is the legal position on this? 

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Busy Wrexham PI and Civil teams get staff boost

A Wrexham law firm has appointed a new Paralegal to assist with the increasing workload handled by its Personal Injury and Civil teams.

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Q&A - If I claim compensation for my accident injuries, what happens about my benefits?

Q:  I have been told that receiving compensation for an injury whilst being on benefits can be complicated. I suffered an injury last month and as a result I am currently in receipt of government benefits. I am not sure what to do. I feel I should be entitled to compensation but I cannot afford to risk losing my benefits. 

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