GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - How should I go about letting agricultural land out for grazing?

Q: A farmer cousin of mine in Yorkshire has made a healthy sum from unused land this summer by letting it out for grazing. I am now thinking about doing the same next year. Can you explain the best way to go about it?

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Vicky Wilson Solicitor and Partner of GHP Legal talking about Free Wills for the month of October

Solicitor and Partner Vicky Wilson of GHP Legal talking on CalonFM with John Peers about Free Wills for the month of October.

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Talking about Lasting Powers of Attorney and more

Vicky Wilson Solicitor & Partner at GHP Legal talking on CalonFM with John Peers about Lasting Powers of Attorney and more...

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Q&A - How can I stop staff browsing Facebook in company time?

Q: I run a medium sized company where all staff have access to the internet.  Members of staff are allowed to access the internet for work purposes and during their lunch hour.  Although we have a social media policy I have been made aware that at least one member of staff is browsing facebook and other similar sites during the working day, outside of the lunch hour.  What can I do about this as it is causing considerable upset among the staff?   

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Mental Capacity expert warns life support withdrawal ruling will open a can of worms

A leading expert in Mental Capacity law has warned that a landmark ruling this week which removes the requirement for a judge to decide whether nutrition should be withdrawn from patients in a hopeless vegetative state will open a can of worms.

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Judges should not need guidance on contact orders if they are doing their job properly, says head of region’s largest Family Law team

The head of one of the region’s largest Family law teams has expressed surprise and concern at guidelines published this week for judges involved in child contact cases.

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Wrexham Criminal lawyer gains accreditation to give voice to mental health patients

A Wrexham criminal duty solicitor has trained and qualified to become a member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme in a bid to provide a voice for the increasing number of people with mental health problems who find themselves in the criminal justice system.

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Q&A - Is gym liable if Personal Trainer has caused injury to my knee?

Q. I recently booked some one on one training sessions with a personal trainer at my local gym. The sessions were difficult and quite agonising but the trainer forced me to carry on, telling me ‘no pain, no gain’. I am now unable to weight bear onto my knee which has become extremely painful. If my trainer has caused me this injury what should I do?.

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Q&A - How do I enforce a Child Arrangements Order?

Q. I have a court order which sets out very clearly when I can see my children who live with their mother, my ex-wife. The problem is that my ex picks and chooses which part of the order she complies with and I just don’t know what to do. Can she be punished?

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Q&A - Why won’t Enduring Power of Attorney set up after my father died allow me to make decisions about my mum’s care?

Q: My mum has had a stroke and is likely to require considerable care when she is released from hospital. Mentally she is fine; it’s just her mobility and speech that’s a problem, but I would still like to care for her at home rather than see her moved into residential care. However, the doctors won’t agree, even though I have a registered Enduring Power of Attorney that we set up after my dad died more than fifteen years ago. They say this only relates to financial decisions and not to care arrangements. What can I do? 

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