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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - What is Mediation? Can’t I just go straight to the Family Court?

Q.  My ex has been refusing to let me see the kids since I began a new relationship. It’s just sheer spite on her part because the kids have met my new partner and they really like her. I thought perhaps I could take her to court but my mate at work says he went through something similar and he was told he would have to prove he’d tried to resolve the issue through mediation before he could go to Court. What exactly is mediation?

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Q&A - How can I get my children back from long term foster care?

Q:  My two children were placed in long term foster care after Court proceedings finished in 2015. I have worked hard to turn my life around and address my issues with alcohol and drugs and I now want to have my children returned to me. What are my chances?

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Workplace harassment cases are most difficult to deal with says local lawyer

In a week when sexual harassment stories are being reported by every media source in the country, a partner at one of the region’s largest law firms says sexual harassment claims can be the most difficult to deal with in the workplace.

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Wrexham solicitor criticises Government over tardy handling of Employment Tribunal fees refunds

A Wrexham employment solicitor has criticised delays by the Government to implement its plans to refund Employment Tribunal fees to those affected by a landmark decision of the Supreme Court.

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Q&A - Fraudsters claim my car hit theirs and injured them. What can I do?

Q:  I was driving onto a roundabout that is partly controlled by traffic lights, with fast moving traffic feeding from a dual carriageway.   I slotted into a lane promptly so I was not blocking other traffic, but another car nipped in at some speed in front of me.   I felt this was a dangerous manoeuver so I hooted them.   The traffic lights changed.  We exited the roundabout and immediately this other vehicle slammed on its brakes.  I reacted quickly but our bumpers touched.   The driver and passenger jumped out of their vehicle, looked theatrically where the two cars touched and claimed there was a lot of damage.  Before I could take their details they got back into their car and phoned for an ambulance and Police. 

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Q&A - Does chronic pain disorder qualify for an injury compensation claim?

Q: I sustained a back injury when I was hit by a lorry and my car rolled over. After 12 months of physiotherapy I am still in severe pain and off work. I have had numerous x-rays and MRI scans but doctors cannot find anything wrong. Now a consultant has told me I have chronic pain disorder. Is this classed as an ‘injury’ for which I can claim compensation?

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Wrexham law firm said to provide ‘very individualized service’ is ranked in UK’s top 500.

GHP Legal, which has offices in Wrexham, Llangollen, Chirk and Oswestry is recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 listing which was published this month.

 

 

 

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Q&A - Can I stop ex from changing our children’s names to her maiden name?

Q: I separated from my wife years ago and earlier this year we finally got divorced. After the divorce she decided to go back to her maiden name. In a way I could understand why she wanted to, but I did say I thought it would be confusing for the children if she had a different name to them. Now she is saying she is going to change the children’s names to her maiden name as well. Surely she can’t just go ahead and change their names without my agreement? They are my

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North Wales and Shropshire lawyer is one of first to be appointed to new Mental Capacity panel

A respected North Wales and Shropshire based Mental Health and Mental Capacity lawyer has become one of the first accredited members to be appointed to a new panel developed by the Law Society.

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Q&A - Should contracts of employment include company policies and procedures?

Q: I run a newly formed but very successful digital design agency. At the moment my staff only have basic contracts of employment and I want to introduce revised contracts to protect my business. I am, however, unsure how to deal with my grievance and disciplinary policies. Do these have to go in the contract?

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