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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Wrexham Mental Health lawyer says new figures show ‘dire’ beds situation for mental health patients in Wales is a nationwide problem

A Wrexham mental health lawyer and campaigner for the enforcement of rights for mental health patients says figures released today have proved that the current ‘dire’ situation in the beleaguered ‘in special measures’ Betsi Cadwaladwr UHB is clearly a nationwide problem that needs to be urgently addressed.

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Q&A - I was wrongly arrested for breaching my bail, what can I do about it?

Q. I was arrested and granted bail. Part of the bail conditions were that I stayed at home between 8pm and 7am every day and was monitored by tag. Then two days ago I was arrested for breaching my bail. The Police said they had called around to check I was at home and because I hadn’t answered the door they decided I wasn’t in. I told them I must have just slept through the knocking but they arrested me. After spending the night in custody I was told my bail conditions had been wrongly typed up by the Court and I was released. I am 12 weeks pregnant and found this very upsetting. Is there anything I can do?

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New legal appointments reflect upturn in property market

One of the area’s largest law firms has announced the appointment of two new solicitors to its Property team. The appointments come in response to renewed local confidence and a general upturn in the property market.

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Q&A - Must I inform Council if I want to sell home I bought under Right to Buy scheme?

Q: In 2005 I purchased the house I was renting from the Council under the government’s Right to Buy scheme. Now I want to sell the property and move. Do I need to inform the Council about this?

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Q&A - Am I being robbed?

Q: I was badly injured in a car accident when I was stuck by a drunken driver while parked. It will be a long time before I can work again and I am getting desperate for money.  Someone from his insurance company has texted me and offered to settle the claim quickly if I go to them directly and don’t use a solicitor. Is this a good idea?

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Q&A - What happens to documents held by a law firm if it is involved in a merger?

Q: My grandad’s solicitor holds the deeds to his house, his will and even some money he inherited from his sister. It is only a small firm, what will happen to all of this if it merges with a bigger firm?

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What can I do about neighbours who are running a swingers’ club?

Q: I’ve just found out that our new next door neighbours run a swingers’ club.  I’m worried about my children and the effect on the value of my house.  What can I do

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Legal services expanded as time-honoured law firms join forces

An acquisition this October will bring together two of the region’s longest established law firms.

GHP Legal, which with around 100 staff is one of the largest private practices covering Shropshire and North and Mid Wales, has acquired the Oswestry and Chirk practices of Stevens Lucas.

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