Q&A - If I’m ever in a permanent vegetative state I want to be left to die. How can I make this known?
Q: When the new ruling came in last month about relatives being able to decide whether food and drink should be withdrawn to allow someone in a permanent vegetative state to just die, it got me worried. Would I be brave enough to make such a decision on my parents’ behalf without always wondering whether it was what they would have wanted? Clearly it isn’t something they could put in their Will because their wishes wouldn’t be known until after they’d died. So how could make their wishes clear whilst they are fit and healthy?Read more
Wrexham based law firm GHP Legal has appointed a new solicitor to its head office commercial and civil litigation team.
GHP Legal, which ranks in The Legal 500 list of top UK law firms and, with around 100 employees, is one of the largest independent law firms in the region, appointed Rachel Lillie at the end of July 2018.Read more
Q: My GP admitted me to hospital following depression after my son’s birth. I am receiving treatment but the doctors aren’t sure what my diagnosis is. I am currently an informal patient on the ward. I believe I am a lot better now but the doctors say they might section me because they’re worried about my health and safety. They think I am going to hurt myself. Can they section me?Read more
A partner with one of the region’s largest family law teams has joined the rapidly growing band of lawyers calling for the government to introduce no-fault divorce.Read more
Living Wills could ease doubts about Supreme Court ruling on easier withdrawal of treatment for permanently vegetative patients
A Wrexham solicitor has spoken out in support of this week’s controversial Supreme Court ruling that will see an end to legal permission having to be sought to withdraw treatment from patients who are in a permanent vegetative state.Read more