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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Can compensation be claimed for injuries sustained outside usual role of employment?

Q: My mother is a supervisor at a supermarket. A few weeks ago she was helping someone at the automatic check-out when she saw a man putting two bottles of whiskey straight into his bag without checking them through.

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Q&A - Injury at work has forced me to give up Sunday league football. Am I entitled to compensation?

Q: I fell down a staircase at work because one of the steps at the top was broken, had been for a long while. It was a really awkward fall which resulted in me suffering a fractured thigh bone that extended into my knee joint and shattered the bone. My employers did pay me all the time I was off work, which was good, but I have been told my football playing days are over. I have also been told I will benefit from more physiotherapy sessions than I can get on the NHS. Can I claim compensation from my employer?

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Q&A - Client died before settling account for building work - what can I do?

Q: I am owed money for building work I did nine months ago. When I chased the lady for payment her son rang me saying she had been taken ill and was in hospital. Out of consideration I waited a couple of months before writing to request settlement of my account. This time the son rang and said his mother had died and as probate had not been granted on her estate no payment could be made to me until that happened.

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Q&A - Am I entitled to take time off work for accountancy training?

Q: I currently have a job in an accounts department but I want to try and get some proper qualifications in accountancy. I have found a course but it is not local and so will require me having some time off work to do it. My employer, however, won't agree to that. Do I have any rights?

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Q&A - As a farmer, if I do not claim my 2014 SFP entitlements will I lose them?

Q: I am very confused about SFP entitlements following the CAP Reform. Although they were activated last year, some of my entitlements are not likely to be activated this year. Will they be confiscated and therefore excluded from valuation calculations for the 2015 entitlements? Also, if I were to sell my entitlements would it affect the value of my land?

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People urged to take control of own affairs during Dementia Awareness Week

Lawyers at a leading North Wales/Shropshire law firm are urging people to contact them during Dementia Awareness Week which runs 18-25 May, to find out what steps they can take now to prepare for the future, in case they lose the capacity to handle their affairs later on.

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Q&A - Is a disclaimer sign on a children's playground lawfully binding?

Q: I live on a private development that includes a children's playground which is covered by public liability insurance and maintained by the Residents' Association under a board of elected property owner directors.

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Free information on offer to help ensure dying wishes are met

Wrexham's largest law firm is to run free drop-in clinic sessions throughout next week to provide information that will help people prepare for death by making a dying plan.

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Q&A - My ex-wife is refusing me access to my children, what should I do?

Q: After getting divorced last year I got a new place to live and have had my children to stay every weekend since then. My ex-wife has been fine about the arrangement up until a few weeks ago when my new partner moved in with me. Now my ex-wife has taken objection and is refusing to let me see our children because she doesn't like my new partner. What should I do?

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Upsurge in demand for Deprivation of Liberty advice is cause for concern in Wales says lawyer

The lawyer heading up one of the area's largest mental health teams has reported a strong increase in the demand for legal advice on deprivation of liberty following a landmark Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.

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