Q&A - Can I be held liable for compensation claim costs if I have changed Insurance Companies since my car accident?
My car was a write-off. My insurers eventually paid out and I thought that was the end of it. Since then I have changed insurers. Last week I got a letter from a firm of Solicitors saying they had been engaged by my old Insurers to represent me and that I might have to go to Court. They also sent a list of their fees. I have phoned my current Insurers but they say my current legal cover is not applicable to a case prior to the date I started cover with them. What should I do?Read more
Family lawyer praises landmark domestic abuse bill published today
A lawyer who heads up one of the region’s largest family law departments has praised a landmark domestic abuse bill published today by the Government.Read more
Supreme Court victory for North Wales lawyer in Deprivation of Liberty case
A leading North Wales law firm whose specialist lawyers have gained a reputation for upholding the rights of mental health patients across North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire and the North-West, has gained victory in a Deprivation of Liberty case brought in the Supreme Court.Read more
Q&A - Our flight was cancelled due to drone activity. Are we entitled to compensation or refund?
Q) My partner and I were due to visit our daughter just before Christmas, while she’s on her year abroad at university. Unfortunately our flight was cancelled on arrival at the airport; the cancellation was due to an unidentified object entering airport airspace and the airport having to temporarily close. Our daughter is in quite a remote area of southern France and there are only two flights a week to her nearest airport. We were unable to travel on the next flight due to my work commitments. Am I entitled to a refund or compensation?Read more
Q&A - How much does a divorce cost and how do you go about getting one?
Q: What is the cost of a divorce? And is it simply a case of filing for divorce? My partner has been separated from his wife for 2 years and has lived separately all that time. There are no children or assets but his wife may not want to sign the papers. Will that cause a problem?Read more
Team boost for top tier law firms busy Civil Litigation department
A County Court Advocate who dealt with litigation hearings across the North-West and North Wales for ten years has joined one of the area’s largest independent law firms.Read more
Q&A - What is the best way to pass on shares in a private limited company?
Q: I am thinking about setting up a business with my brother. Whilst we get on, our wives sadly don’t. We are however planning to make our wives shareholders in the business, for financial reasons. Obviously setting up the business changes a lot of things in our lives and we will need to make new Wills to take these into account. If we leave our shares to our wives and something happens to one of us, the other one’s widow would effectively become a majority shareholder, which worries me. Can we protect ourselves against this happening?Read more
Q&A - Can we change from Joint Ownership of our property to Tenants in Common?
Q: My husband and I chose to own our home jointly (as Joint Tenants) so that when one of us dies our half automatically goes to the other. However, when we chose to do that we did not have children. Now we do have children we would like to leave our half of the home to them rather than to each other. Is there any way we can change the way we own the property?Read more