GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A Are prenuptial agreements a good idea?

I trust my fiancé implicitly, but my family are more sceptical and think I should set up a pre-nuptial agreement before we get married in October, to protect the sizeable inheritance I got from my grandparents. It is worth mentioning that my girlfriend comes from a less privileged background than I do and earns only a fraction of what I earn as a director of my family’s business. What is your view on prenups?

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Q&A As executor of cousin’s Will, how can I ensure I have paid all his estate debts?

I rarely saw my cousin in later years but am sole executor of his Will. He now has terminal cancer, so I will soon need to execute my duties. Because I know so little of his affairs, I am worried about knowing what, if any, debts he has that need paying, and how I can ensure I am not held personally liable if I miss any. It seems insensitive to ask him. What can I do?

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Wrexham trainee solicitor qualifies as Police Station Representative

A Wrexham trainee solicitor who developed a passion for criminal law whist carrying out Court Reporting during her undergraduate degree course in journalism has qualified as a Police Station Representative following successful completion of a Critical Incidents Test and Written Portfolio.

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Q&A Can park home site owner dictate who we sell to?

Q:      We have lived in a park home since retiring, but now want to move nearer our son. The site we are on is small and changed hands two years ago. The new owners insist they must approve any newcomers. This is making it very difficult for anyone to sell. We think they hope to eventually clear the site and then sell the land off for development. Do they really have the right to dictate to us who we sell to?

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Q&A What happens if an Executor makes a mistake in the administration of a Will?

A friend has asked me to be an executor of her Will. I don’t want to upset her by refusing, but as I have no idea what is involved in the administration of an estate, I am concerned about making a mistake and what my liabilities might be if I got something wrong.

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Q&A Is reaching a 'fair' financial settlement in divorce as complicated as it looks

I want to go for a no-fault divorce for speed and cost reasons. A friend advised me I should sort out our finances at the same time as he said there could be implications further down the road if we don’t.

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Q&A Flooding in my garden caused by developers has cost me thousands. Can I get compensation?

My lawns and flower beds have literally been under water for two months and I believe it is due to a housing development behind my property. During construction the developers have piled up earth at least 4m high behind my garden fence, presumably to be ultimately spread around the site. 

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Planning rules may have relaxed for outdoor structures, but check you are still within the law!

Planning rules have become more relaxed in recent years for outdoor structures such as sheds and summerhouses. However, before putting up any structure it is essential that homeowners ascertain what is permitted and how such a structure might impact on their neighbours. If they don’t, they risk getting into a costly dispute that could affect the value and future sale of their property.

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Q&A My partner died and his family are threatening to evict me and his children from his house

I had been with my partner fourteen years. .. In January my partner was killed in a motorcycle accident. He didn’t leave a Will and now his family have told me that my children and I will have to move out of the house.... Can his family really kick me and the children out?

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Inspirational fundraiser retires from Oswestry law firm

An Oswestry breast cancer survivor who became well known in the town for her ‘pink day’ fundraisers is hanging up her receptionist’s phone and retiring after 38 years of working for a local law firm.

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