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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Can I ask Muslim worker to remove her headscarf when dealing with customers?

Q: I run a small business with a wide-ranging cultural customer base. This means I need to maintain a visible neutral stance regarding religion.  My dilemma is that I want to promote a hard-working young Muslim woman, who wears a headscarf, to a customer facing role. Whether or not she would be willing to remove her headscarf could have a bearing on my decision but I am not sure I can even ask her the question without getting myself into a discrimination dispute. What is the legal position on this? 

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Q&A - If I claim compensation for my accident injuries, what happens about my benefits?

Q:  I have been told that receiving compensation for an injury whilst being on benefits can be complicated. I suffered an injury last month and as a result I am currently in receipt of government benefits. I am not sure what to do. I feel I should be entitled to compensation but I cannot afford to risk losing my benefits. 

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Leading law firm takes on new trainee solicitors

One of the area’s largest law firms has announced the appointment of two new trainee solicitors.

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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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