GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Can you advise on personal data protection between offices?

Q: We are a successful business about to open two new offices and are looking to build our own intranet-based personnel system with a virtual two-way access platform. As there will be personal information stored and shared on it, what should we be aware of regarding data protection?

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Chirk families offered free legal advice about divorce, separation and related issues

One of the area’s largest Family law teams has announced the launch of a free weekly drop-in clinic in Chirk, for people seeking advice about the legal aspects of divorce, separation and related family issues.

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Q&A - I think my son is being bullied in prison. What should I do?

Q:  I visited my son in prison last week and I have been so worried about him ever since. He is usually so outgoing but this time he was very withdrawn and didn’t want to talk. He even cut the visit short. He said he didn’t feel well but he kept looking around him and seemed very nervous. The more I think about it the more I am sure he is being bullied. I don’t know whether I should say something in case he is too afraid to say anything himself, but I don’t want to make things difficult or worse for him. Can you advise me what I should do?

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Family lawyer calls for wider publicity regarding new legal aid criteria for domestic abuse victims

In Her Majesty the Queen’s speech in June 2017 the Government committed to bringing forward legislation ‘to protect the victims of domestic violence and abuse’.

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Q&A - My wife is divorcing me for unreasonable behaviour I haven’t committed!

Q: My wife informed me yesterday that she is to divorce me on grounds of unreasonable behaviour. How can she say this when I have never behaved in such a way and she is telling lies?

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Q&A - Authorities say we can't get our son out of care home where he is unhappy because he lacks capacity. Is this true?

Q: My 19 year old son suffers from cerebral palsy and has recently been moved to a Young Adult Care Home. I am told that he is subject to a “DOLS”.  I agreed to him being placed in the Care Home at the time but I don’t think he should be in the current care home anymore. He has told me that he is very unhappy there and I have raised this with the Local Authority but have been told that there is nothing we can do because he lacks capacity to make decisions. Is this true?

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Q&A - Can I make alterations to commercial premises I am looking to rent?

Q: I am looking to open a high street hairdressing salon and have been offered a lease.  The shop front is perfect but I need to renovate the inside and possibly knock walls down.  As the inside is dark, I would also like to put in a skylight? Could I make these alterations to a rented property?

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Q&A - If I go to prison will my children be able to visit me?

Q:  I am due in court next month and the way things are looking I am worried that I may end up going to prison. As I’ve never been in a prison before I don’t know what to expect. I’m especially worried about the effects it will have on my children. Will they be able to visit me in prison? And if they can visit me will they have to go through things like being searched? What will happen if they get upset or bored, will it mean my partner will have to cut short the visit?

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