Just two months after the head of one of the area’s largest family and mental health law teams warned that a change in the law giving vulnerable people the right to decide where they live would require a massive increase in financial and human resources to cope with the ensuing demand for case reviews, it has been revealed that applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are likely to rise tenfold and authorities are already struggling under the pressure.Read more
A Crown Court Advocate who started his legal career defending heavy end crime cases in south-east London and now practices with one of the largest law firms in North Wales and Shropshire has been elected to the Solicitors Association for Higher Courts Advocates (SAHCA) National Committee.Read more
Q: I instructed a contractor to re-surface my drive. I requested the same surface as one down the road and he assured me that’s what I would get. The neighbouring drive is a solid surface with embedded aggregate. When my drive was finished the aggregate remained loose and within weeks had largely ground to dust, the rest being pushed to the edges by family cars going over it.Read more
A paralegal who returned to her Wrexham roots to work at one of the town’s leading law firms as a paralegal has been offered a training contract that will enable her to become a fully qualified solicitor.
Q: It occurred to me the other day that I am the only person who knows all the information about my social media and online shopping accounts. The shopping accounts in particular are a worry because as time goes on I seem to acquire more and more of them. What will happen to all these accounts when I die?Read more
Q: My estranged wife and I agreed access times between ourselves for me to see our two children every weekend when we split up. For a while it worked, but now she has a new boyfriend and is being difficult to the point where I haven’t seen the children for almost two months.Read more
Q: Like many retired people, my wife and I are asset rich and cash poor. With people living longer, and often needing care, we wonder if we should consider releasing equity in our home, either to spend and enjoy now or to fund our care in the future. What are the options for equity release?Read more
Q: I am one of three trustees appointed to handle the financial affairs of our mutual godson when his parents died. All has gone smoothly so far but one of the trustees is getting on in years and I wonder what would happen if he were to lose mental capacity. Could we remove him as a trustee?Read more