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.Read more
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?Read more
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.
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 myRead more
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.Read more
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?Read more
Q. I was appalled to discover through my husband’s internet history on his phone that he has been looking at porn on a daily basis. Do I have grounds for divorce?Read more
Q: I was promoted to a new position within the Civil Service which was subject to a two-year probationary period. I went on maternity leave within the two-year period and have now received a letter which says that I am now being demoted as I have failed to complete my probationary period within the allowed time. Can my employers do this?Read more