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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Legal services expanded as time-honoured law firms join forces

An acquisition this October will bring together two of the region’s longest established law firms.

GHP Legal, which with around 100 staff is one of the largest private practices covering Shropshire and North and Mid Wales, has acquired the Oswestry and Chirk practices of Stevens Lucas.

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Q&A - How can I get my name taken off mortgage for property I no longer live in?

Q: My partner and I separated two years ago. When we were together we bought a house in joint names and we both had our names on the mortgage. After we separated, my ex-partner continued to live in the house and is now living there with a new partner but refuses to remove my name from the mortgage. This is a massive worry to me as they keep missing the mortgage payments, which is having a huge impact on my credit rating. I can’t afford to pay for the mortgage so what should I do?

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Wrexham lawyer assists in setting legal precedent after overturning local health board decision

A Wrexham lawyer is at the centre of a legal precedent set in the recent judgment of a mental health case brought before the Upper Tribunal.

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Q&A - Neighbour cannot leave nursing home as she is subject to a DoLS. What does this mean?

Q: Our elderly neighbour is in a nursing home. Every time I visit her she says she wants to leave. The front door of the home is locked so she cannot get out but she keeps asking me to help her. She says she has received some paperwork saying she is subject to a DoLS. What does this mean?

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Q&A - How can we get a Court Order so that we can see our grandchildren?

Q: After our son died five years ago we played a big part in our grandchildren’s lives but now their mother has met someone who has stopped them seeing us. After they texted several times saying they missed us we tried to contact their mother to talk about the situation but she just switched off her phone. How do we go about applying to the Court for a contact order?

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Q&A - How do I proceed with disciplinary of employee who maligned company on Facebook?

Q: I am the MD of a small business. It has recently been brought to my attention that one of my employees has been making derogatory comments about the company on Facebook. Whilst I consider this to be some kind of breach of the company’s disciplinary policy I am not sure how to proceed because the employee’s Facebook account is personal to him and the posts were made in his own time. How should I proceed with a disciplinary?

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Q&A - Should my parents have made an LPA even though they had an existing EPA?

Q: My mum has dementia. She was recently admitted to hospital with other medical issues and is likely to require extensive care when she is released. My father and I would like to care for her at home rather than see her move into residential care.  I am her attorney under a registered Enduring Power of Attorney but the doctors have told me this only relates to financial decisions and not to her care arrangements. Is this correct?

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Q&A - Can I contest my partners Will?

Q: When my partner died recently, I expected to be able to remain in the home we had shared for nine years. He always said he intended to leave the house to his daughter, as it was the family home where she grew up, but he also said the necessary arrangements would be made for me to live out my life there. Now his daughter is saying there is no provision for me in the Will and I will have to leave the house, so that she can sell it. I have nowhere to go and no money to go with. Can I contest the Will?

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Q&A - Can I stop my brother inheriting everything from our father?

Q: My brother moved in with our father after he divorced. Ten years on he is still there, claiming he has stayed because our father is lonely. I am sure he has stayed for purely selfish reasons though. He lives there for free because dad feels sorry for him and he tries to influence dad with his hard luck stories, probably in the hope that dad will favour him over me in his Will.

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Make a Will offer extended

Make a new Will, or update your old one at our Llangollen office before the end of  September 2015 and we will donate £50 towards the appeal

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