GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Can I get compensation for injuries sustained in hit and run attack?

Q. Last year I was attacked when I was in Liverpool. A man grabbed my handbag, punched me and threw me to the ground. I suffered a dislocated jaw and lost 2 teeth in the attack. The man ran off and although I reported it to the police they could not trace him. Is there anything I can do?

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Q&A - Will my injury compensation be paid to DWP if I receive ESA benefit?

Q.  I was involved in a road traffic accident and put in a compensation claim for the injuries I sustained. I already receive Employment and Support Allowance benefit but it’s for a long term condition that is nothing to do with the accident injuries. I have been offered £4,000 compensation for the accident injuries but I am concerned that if I accept it the money will be sent straight to the Department for Work and Pensions and I will receive nothing. Will this be the case?

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Wrexham lawyer slams Welsh government for letting down domestic abuse victims

A Wrexham family lawyer has slammed the Welsh government for back-tracking on its earlier promises to clamp down on domestic abuse through education in schools.

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Wrexham solicitor accredited to represent children

A Wrexham woman who was awarded a coveted prize for gaining the highest mark in part of her legal examinations when she was training to become a solicitor has now been recognised by the Law Society.

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Family lawyer sends Christmas message to domestic abuse victims

A leading family lawyer who works closely with local victim abuse organisations is urging not just women, but anyone who suffers abuse at the hands of their partner this Christmas, to seek immediate help to prevent their situation from becoming any worse.

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Q&A - My friend is in an abusive relationship. What should she do?

Q:  My friend has not been getting along with her boyfriend who she lives with. I think he is being violent towards her but she is too scared to end the relationship because she does not want to move out of the house they share. What should she do?

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Law firm encourages staff to learn Welsh at work

Employees at one of the area’s largest law firms are being offered the opportunity to learn Welsh in the workplace, with a view to them gaining confidence to converse in Welsh with clients.

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oh oh oh... it's Christmas!

It is the time of year that all family lawyers dread!   December means Christmas and Christmas means Children and time they are to spend with either parent.

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Q&A - How can I prevent third party from stealing my design idea?

Q: I specialise in supplying and fitting platform decking for use on steep gradients and in water. I buy the decking in but want to commission the manufacture of a special fixing plate which I have designed which will be more durable in the type of terrain I work on than the standard plates I have used previously. There could also be a spin-off opportunity in replacement plates. I am however mindful that I should probably protect my design, otherwise the firm I commission to make the plates could produce and offer them to competitors. What do I need to do?

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Q&A - Can I get financial help to obtain an access order to see my children?

Q: I haven’t seen my young daughters for almost three years because their mother became so obstructive about my seeing them after her new partner moved in. I was going to go to court and get an order so that she couldn’t prevent me seeing them, but then they stopped the legal aid and I couldn’t afford to.

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