GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - County Court Judgment was awarded against me whilst I was travelling abroad. What can I do?

Q: I have just come back home from a 12 month trip to Australia. When I got home I found a number of court documents on my doormat including a County Court Judgement which says that a Judge has awarded against me because I failed to attend a “final hearing”. However, I didn’t even know that I was supposed to be at a hearing and I had no idea that I was being sued! Is there anything I can do about this?

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Wrexham law firm awarded the only legal aid contract for prison law in North Wales

One of the region’s largest and longest standing law firms has won the only tender awarded in North Wales to provide Prison law advice and representation.

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Q&A - Should landlord have protected my deposit?

Q.  I recently moved in to a new property that I am renting. I paid my landlord a rather large sum of money for the deposit and didn’t think anything of it. When I mentioned the amount to my friend, she asked me if the deposit had been protected. When I said I didn’t know, she was shocked. What should I do?

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Q&A - Can I adopt my step-daughter to give her the stability her father doesn’t provide?

Q:  My step-daughter is now eleven-years old and she has lived with me and her mum ever since we got married seven years ago. Before that she hadn’t seen her dad since she was two. He even stopped sending her birthday cards. Now he has popped up again from nowhere and is showering her with expensive presents. She doesn’t want to know but it’s still very unsettling for her. I would like to adopt her to give her stability and her mum wants that too, and when her dad was nowhere to be found I thought that might be possible. Now we don’t know what to do for the best, can you help?

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Comic Relief 2017

Raising funds today at GHP Legal for Comic Relief.

 

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Child Law specialist appointed by leading Wrexham law firm

A Wrexham law firm has appointed a new solicitor with special interest in Children Law to its growing Family team.

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Q&A - Can a shareholder vote for a resolution in writing?

Q: I am a director and shareholder of quite a large family business. Some of the shareholders are not involved in the business and when we need to make a decision it is often difficult to organise a mutually acceptable date for a shareholders’ meeting. Would it be legal if the shareholders were to vote in writing and we then passed a resolution in writing?

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Q&A - Why would I be sent a Letter Before Proceedings from Children’s Services?

Q: I have received a ‘Letter Before Proceedings’ from Children’s Services asking me to attend a meeting to discuss my child’s welfare. I am really worried but I am too frightened to ask them what it is about. Why are such letters are sent, and do I need to do any preparation for the meeting?

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Q&A - Can I stop my husband from cashing in his pension?

Q.  I am intending to start divorce proceedings against my husband as we have not been intimate for 15 years and I really cannot live like this anymore. I recently retired and I am looking forward at long last to being able to relax and enjoy life, but I do not want to be spending the rest of my retirement without having sex. However, my husband is due to reach retirement age soon and he intends to cash in his pension which could affect my future if I divorce him. Is there anything I can do to stop him doing cashing in his pension?

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