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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Further expansion for legal department as residential property sales in Oswestry boom.

The Oswestry office of leading law firm, GHP Legal, has appointed a new solicitor to its residential property department as home sales in the area boom.

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Q&A - Barrier came down on my car and my shoulder. Do I have a case for claiming damages?

Q: On the last day at a rented holiday apartment I scanned the carpark pass to leave. The barrier lifted but came down before I had got fully though, hitting my car. It rose again and I got out to survey the damage, but while I was looking it came down again on my shoulder. No-one was around and as the barrier was on the edge of the main road I had to drive off to avoid it happening again.

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Q&A - Why is buying a forestry a good investment and what do I need to know?

Q: I have been reading a lot recently about forestry being a good investment.  Do you have any to pay Stamp Duty on woodland?  And what legal aspects should I be aware of?

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Q&A - If I appoint two attorneys on an LPA will they both have to sign everything?

Q: I am thinking of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney and would like to appoint my two children as my Attorneys. As one of them travels a lot with his job I wonder if they would have to make decisions and sign paperwork jointly or whether one of them could act on behalf of the other?

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Q&A - Environment Agency is prosecuting for innocent contamination offence. Do we need a solicitor?

Q: My brother, who is a farmer, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown because the Environment Agency is bringing a prosecution against him for slurry pollution which he was completely unaware of.

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Q&A - My Civil Partner has cheated on me. Is this a ground for dissolving the partnership?

Q: I have been in a civil partnership since 2006 but have just found out my partner has been cheating on me, something I have suspected for a while. Is this a legal ground for ending the partnership? And will I be entitled to half of everything we own?

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Tour de GHP cyclists in plea for more hospice support

A Wrexham lawyer who gave a whole new meaning to ‘cycling to the office’ when he launched the ‘Tour de GHP’ charity event last year, has sent out a plea for more donations after successfully completing the 65 mile trip for a second time during last week’s heatwave.

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GHP Legal strengthens Oswestry commercial property team with new appointment

Leading Shropshire and North Wales law firm GHP Legal has strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of CILEX qualified, Sêra Jones. 

Sêra’s appointment follows just months after the firm opened a new dedicated commercial property and agricultural branch at 21 The Cross, Oswestry. With around one hundred employees GHP Legal is one of the largest independent law firms in the region.

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Q&A - Should I try and stop my violent ex-partner from seeing our children?

Q.  My ex was violent towards me during our relationship and I am worried that his vile temper will have an impact upon the children. Should I stop him seeing them?

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Q&A - Landlord has given me notice to quit business premises after 15 years. Can he do this?

Q: I run a small café from rented premises and have done so for the last 15 years without any problems. However my landlord now tells me he intends to demolish and redevelop the property and wants me out and has given me notice. Can he do this?

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