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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Family lawyer praises landmark domestic abuse bill published today

A lawyer who heads up one of the region’s largest family law departments has praised a landmark domestic abuse bill published today by the Government.

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Supreme Court victory for North Wales lawyer in Deprivation of Liberty case

A leading North Wales law firm whose specialist lawyers have gained a reputation for upholding the rights of mental health patients across North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire and the North-West, has gained victory in a Deprivation of Liberty case brought in the Supreme Court.

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Team boost for top tier law firm’s busy Civil Litigation department

A County Court Advocate who dealt with litigation hearings across the North-West and North Wales for ten years has joined one of the area’s largest independent law firms.

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Q&A - What is the best way to pass on shares in a private limited company?

Q: I am thinking about setting up a business with my brother. Whilst we get on, our wives sadly don’t. We are however planning to make our wives shareholders in the business, for financial reasons. Obviously setting up the business changes a lot of things in our lives and we will need to make new Wills to take these into account. If we leave our shares to our wives and something happens to one of us, the other one’s widow would effectively become a majority shareholder, which worries me.  Can we protect ourselves against this happening?

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Q&A - Can we change from Joint Ownership of our property to Tenants in Common?

Q:  My husband and I chose to own our home jointly (as Joint Tenants) so that when one of us dies our half automatically goes to the other. However, when we chose to do that we did not have children. Now we do have children we would like to leave our half of the home to them rather than to each other. Is there any way we can change the way we own the property?

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Q&A - Does the term 'my children' in my Will include my stepchildren?

Q: When I married my husband I took on his two children as their mother had died some years earlier. I effectively became their mother and when my husband and I had two more children of our own, all four were treated and loved equally. The children are now all grown up and we are in our early seventies.

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Prestigious new office conversion on target for Top Tier law firm

Work is now well under way to convert the former Oswestry Co-op bank building on The Cross to prestigious new town centre offices for top tier law firm GHP Legal.

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Q&A - Can my ex demand to have our son for Christmas if it falls outside contact times?

You will no doubt be surprised to learn that there is in fact no provision in law for Christmas contact arrangements. Even in cases where an absent parent has very little contact with a child, the unwritten rule is that Christmas holidays are split or shared between both parents.

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Q&A - I am being discriminated against by work colleagues because I am vegan

Q. I am really struggling at work because I am a vegan and I feel my belief in this way of life is being undermined by my work colleagues who are constantly making fun of me. They claim they are just making jokes to tease me and I should ‘lighten up’. They cannot see that their ‘joking’ is hurtful and in fact is now making me ill.

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Local Solicitor praises BBC Drama for sensitive portrayal of disabled care problems

A local Court of Protection Solicitor has praised the BBC Drama programme “Care”, which recently aired on BBC1. The programme highlighted the problems faced by two daughters trying to deal with having to care for their mother, a stroke victim left with physical and severe mental health difficulties.

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