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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

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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Q&A - Can I claim against my architects for negligence?

Q: As I live in a conservation area I paid an expensive firm of architects to draw up plans for a large extension and get planning permission. Now the whole thing has turned into a nightmare. They got the planning permission but they changed the design and the materials so many times to appease the planners, without any consideration to build cost.

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Q&A - Are there pitfalls to buying a house where solar panels have been installed?

Q: We want to move but in the area we like most of the properties have solar panels on the roof, which look dreadful. The estate agents say ‘just remove them if you don’t like them’, but I am wondering whether you would need permission from anyone to do that. Could we run into any potential problems?

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How do I go about reducing employees’ hours from full to part time?

Q: I run a small engineering business. We have just had a big job put back and I am going to find it difficult to keep all the staff on until it comes back on line. However, if I could reduce the hours of a couple of them from full-time to part-time it may be possible. How should I go about doing this and how much notice do I need to give them?

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Q&A - What is the role of a ‘Relevant Person’s Representative’?

Q: My widowed father had grown very frail and forgetful and Social Services organised the paperwork for him to go into a care home. I have now been asked if I want to be his ‘Relevant Person’s Representative’.  I have put off answering because I don’t know what that means. Can you tell me?

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Q&A - Is it true that residential landlords can be held liable for tenant's behaviour?

Q: I have five rental properties which I manage myself as I am retired and don’t want to incur letting agency fees. Two of the properties are holiday lets and three have long term tenants. Until now I have not had any concerns about dealing direct with tenants myself, but I have heard a couple of worrying things recently that are making me reconsider. The first was that landlords can now be held responsible for noisy tenants and the second was that landlords are now being held responsible for doing immigration checks if the tenant is not a UK national. Are these things true?

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Receptionist Karen Jones 50th Birthday

Karen Jones one of GHP Legal's receptionists celebrated her 50th Birthday a day early in the office.

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Comic Relief March 13th 2015 at GHP Legal

Staff at GHP offices dressed down and baked or bought cakes in for Comic Relief Day. Here's Karen with a selection of the cakes at the Wrexham branch.

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Q&A - Could the authorities force me to sell our home to pay for my wife’s care?

Q: My wife has just been diagnosed with dementia. I intend to care for her at home but as I am in my seventies I don’t know how long for. We own our house jointly but I am worried that if my wife has to go into a care home I might be forced to sell the house to pay for her care. Could this happen?

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Charity walker Nigel set to clock up his 110th mile for Derwen College

A Wrexham IT manager is in training for his 11th ten-mile walk to raise money for a local college that has been providing vocational training for young people with disabilities since 1927.

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