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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - How do I remove a relative who is refusing to leave my property?

Q. I have been allowing a relative to live in a property that I own.  There is no official tenancy agreement in place between us and they don’t pay me any rent. I now want the relative to move out of the property so that I can I sell it, but they have refused to leave. They have also failed to pay any of the bills for a considerable length of time and have caused damage to the property. I am very frustrated by the way my relative is behaving and I can’t even get estate agents into the property in order that it can be marketed for sale. Can I just change the locks and bag up their stuff?

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Oswestry lawyer to walk 48 miles for cancer charity 21 years after falling victim to the disease

An Oswestry solicitor who beat cancer 21 years ago will be putting his feet up for a hard earned rest when he celebrates his 58th birthday on 21st June, after taking part in a 42 mile walk three days earlier to raise money for two charities.

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Q&A - Business consultant hoodwinked me into signing fee agreement. What can I do?

Q: I own a small florist business and am thinking of retiring, so when I received a call from a business consultant offering to market my business for sale I agreed to a meeting.  At the meeting the consultant was very positive and said he could achieve a high sale price as demand for my type of business was on the rise. He said they would only charge commission if they sold my business and promised there would be no up-front fees or withdrawal charges payable.

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Q&A - Is it true that I can’t cut down a dangerous tree in my own garden?

Q. I have a tree in my garden which is now about 30ft high and continuing to grow at an angle towards my garage roof. I told my neighbour that I wanted to cut the tree down as it was going to cause problems but she said that because we live in a Tree Conservation area I cannot touch it and if I do she will report me to the Council. The tree is not subject to a Tree Preservation Order, it is on my own property and I think it is unsafe to leave it any longer as it could easily fall on my garage if we have many more high winds. What can I do?

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North Wales law firm appoints another Welsh speaking Solicitor

A leading North Wales law firm has appointed another Welsh speaking Solicitor to the private client department at its Wrexham head office.

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Q&A - Is two and a half years’ separation, sufficient grounds for divorce?

Q: Just over two and a half years ago I moved out of the marital home when my wife and I agreed that we no longer loved each other and had no future together. Neither of us had anyone else on the side-lines and we didn’t even discuss divorce. However, I recently met someone I really like and we are discussing a future together. I would like to be in a position to ask her to marry me, so I want to apply for a divorce from my wife. Do I have a satisfactory reason to apply?

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Local lawyer praises media for raising awareness of Mental Health issues

Mental health lawyers from one of the area’s top law firms have praised the huge amount of publicity being generated by the media across England and Wales in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 16-22 May 2016.

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Q&A - Ex-partner has paid no maintenance for our children in 2 years. What can I do?

Q: My ex-partner and I separated over 2 years ago and our two children have lived with me ever since. He has not paid any maintenance for the children and whenever I try to discuss it with him we always end up arguing and cannot agree.

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Q&A - My husband had sex with his male friend. Can I divorce him for adultery?

Q: I have found out my husband has been sleeping with his male friend from work. He says they have been secretly meeting for 10 months, having sex in his car and occasionally in our marital bed. Can I divorce him for adultery and what will happen?

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