GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Must I get Mum declared unfit before I use Power of Attorney to sell her home?

Q:  My mother has Alzheimer’s. Just after my father died she agreed to my sister and I getting Power of Attorney so that we could take care of her affairs. We have both kinds, for money and for health and welfare, and were appointed jointly and severally. Earlier this year, Mum admitted to being frightened of living alone in her own home and of her own volition she went into a care home. She wouldn’t however hear of her house being sold in case she didn’t like the care home. She has started talking about wanting to go home recently but she could not safely take care of herself now.

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Q&A - How can we help daughter with house deposit but stop boyfriend walking off with half of it?

Q:  My husband and I would very much like to help our daughter with a house deposit so that she and her boyfriend can get on the housing ladder. What concerns us, though, is that if they split up and the house is in joint names her boyfriend could walk off with half the deposit gifted to our daughter. Is there any way that we can prevent this happening?

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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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Q&A - How can I find out what my service charges are being used for?

Q:  I lease a house on a gated development where I pay a monthly service charge in addition to ground rent. The service charge, used to pay for street lighting, upkeep of communal gardens etc, has just been doubled despite there being no tangible increase in the services provided. How can I find out exactly what my service charge is being used for?

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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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