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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Wrexham lawyer faces gruelling Three Peaks Challenge for cancer charity

A Wrexham Solicitor is in training for the gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge due to take place over the weekend of 8 June 2013.

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Wrexham Solicitor in Golf Union of Wales double appointments honour

A Partner of one of the largest law firms in North Wales and Shropshire has been appointed Senior Ladies International Team Captain and Chair of the Selectors of the Senior Team by the Golf Union of Wales.

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Q&A - Could I be forced to sell our home to pay my husband's care fees?

Q: My husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and has become unpredictable and at times aggressive. Doctors have been unable to balance his medication to prevent his irrational behaviour and have advised me to consider moving him into a residential home. As he doesn't need nursing care I am concerned I might be forced to sell our home to pay for his care. Could this happen? And can I safeguard any of our savings?

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New Duty Solicitor for Magistrates Courts

An Oswestry woman, who qualified as a Criminal Lawyer in June 2012 after studying part-time for six years whilst bringing up her young son and carrying on a career as a Police Station Representative, has now qualified as a Magistrates Court Duty Solicitor.

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Q&A - How can I stop new landlord charging me for pre-existing damage?

Q: I am about to move into a rented house, but I am worried about being charged for things that were broken prior to me moving in. When I viewed the property there was a cracked window in the kitchen and the lock on the bathroom door was broken. I know they are only little things but I was told by the managing agent that the landlord has promised to fix them, and yet when I drove past the property a few days ago I could see that the window was still cracked. Now I am worried he may not have fixed the door lock either, and worse doesn't intend to. What should I do?

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Q&A - What happens to the business when co-Directors fall out?

Q: I am a director and shareholder of a small local company.  My friend and I set up the business and we each have 50% of the shares.  Until recently everything was working well, but we have had a major disagreement and now neither of us wants to continue working with the other. What can we do?

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Q&A - Can I set up a private mortgage to help my daughter purchase a home?

Q: My daughter has come back home after recently splitting with her boyfriend. They were saving for a house but on her own she does not have quite enough for a deposit and is unlikely to get a big enough mortgage based on her salary. I am in a position to buy a house for her, but I need a return on my money. Although I could just charge her rent I would prefer the house to be in her name. I am however conscious that I would need to protect my interest in the property as her circumstances could change in the future. Would formally setting up a private mortgage provide this protection?

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Q&A - Can I do anything to force my business partner to pull his weight?

Q: My friend and I set up in business as a partnership, but my friend has got family problems and appears to have lost interest in the business. Consequently I am doing the majority of the work whilst he just sits back. What can I do?

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Q&A - A company I supplied has gone into administration - can I recoup goods or payment?

Q: I regularly supply goods to one of my customers which is a limited company, and which has now gone into administration.  I have not been paid for the goods which I supplied.  Is there anything I can do to be paid or to get my goods returned?

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Q&A - Can you explain Stamp Duty Land Tax on commercial property sales?

Q: How does Stamp Duty Land Tax work in relation to buying and selling commercial property?

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