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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Mental health lawyer backs MPs in bid to overhaul legislation that is failing young people with autism and learning difficulties

A Wrexham solicitor who originally qualified onto the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme to provide a voice for the increasing number of people with mental health problems who find themselves in the criminal justice system has backed a call to overhaul mental health legislation to protect young people with autism or learning disabilities.

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It’s going to be a grueller ! - Solicitor still in training

The nights may be drawing in and pitch black evenings upon us, but Wrexham solicitor Robert Williams is in hard training for a charity bike ride across Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Oswestry law firm wins Civic award for prestigious new offices

An Oswestry law firm has won a Civic Society award for making “a significant contribution to the landscape and life of the community” when it opened new office premises in the town earlier this year.

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Law firm to sponsor sports events as part of half century celebrations

One of the region’s oldest law firms is to be a main sponsor of four sporting events scheduled to take place in and around Oswestry over the next twelve months to encourage an active local community.

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Separated parents warned: Make Christmas Eve arrangements for your children early, or prepare for disappointment!

The head of a local family law team has sent out a warning to separated parents who want to spend Christmas Eve with their children, saying they should act now to reach agreement or else face possible disappointment if they have to apply to the Court for a decision.

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Q&A - Is it possible to change a Will after someone has died?

Q: I have just discovered that my parents made their Wills in 1994 before the law changed to reduce inheritance tax and they never updated them. My dad died a month ago and mum is in a home because she has dementia. Is there any way that my father’s Will can be changed so that mum can benefit from the current tax free rules?

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Local solicitor urges violent and sexual abuse victims denied compensation under ‘same roof’ rule to take advantage of new right to apply

A Shropshire solicitor is urging victims of violent and sexual crimes that took place prior to 1979 to take advantage of new legislation resulting from a Supreme Court ruling that will enable them to apply retrospectively for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

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Q&A - Five essential steps to making a successful accident injury claim

Q: I work in a factory and I have been complaining to my boss that one of the machines has been leaking fluid onto the factory floor. Nothing has been done to repair it. At work this morning, I walked past the machine and slipped over in the fluid. When I fell I hurt my back and my left wrist. I am considering making a claim for compensation. I have never made a claim before so what should I be doing now?.

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Q&A - Can council be sued for bike crash caused by pothole? And should riders have insurance?

Q: Some mates and I set up a cycling club last year. On a group ride a few weeks ago one of two chaps riding downhill side by side hit a pothole. He came off his bike and crashed into the other chap who also came off. Oncoming traffic meant the two riders behind were unable to avoid the chaos and they also came off. Bikes were damaged, one guy had a dislocated shoulder and another chap suffered concussion. So I have two questions. Firstly, can the council be sued for the pothole? Secondly, should we, as riders, have insurance in case someone sued us for causing an accident?

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Oswestry Solicitor recognised for services by Law Society announces retirement

A Consultant Solicitor with leading Oswestry law firm, GHP Legal, who received a letter of recognition from the Law Society in July for his services to the profession and the public, has announced he will retire at the end of September.

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