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Solicitor warns couples should change former name on deeds to avoid property sale delays

The number of couples buying a house together before going through marriage or civil partnership has risen dramatically in the past two decades, but a Wrexham solicitor has warned they could face delays when they come to sell the property if they have not informed the Land Registry of any subsequent name change.

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Q&A - Mentally abusive husband is depriving wife of cash. Is help available for divorce?

Q:  My friend has been subjected to abuse from her husband for years. The abuse is verbal and controlling rather than physical, so she is able to hide it. She won’t leave him because she is a stay at home mum with no money of her own and she believes that unless she actually divorces him and gets a share of their assets and maintenance she won’t be able to survive. In the meantime she can’t afford to go through the process of divorce. Surely there is something she can do?

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Q&A - Can boss install CCTV to spy on me at work without telling me it is there?

Q: I’m a packer in an export firm. The boss lives abroad and the manager, who is my estranged elder brother, reckoned he found parcels I hadn’t sealed properly. He reported me and the boss told him to give me a warning. When I attended a disciplinary meeting he lied about everything. I was so upset I’m now signed off work with stress. He said he could prove I hadn’t done the job properly because there were CCTV cameras in the warehouse. Could I have them for spying on me with CCTV when they never informed me?

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Q&A - Will Inquest establish what happened to my dead son in police custody?

Q: My son went for a night out in town when he was on Army leave and ended up in the police station where he tragically died. There has been a police inquiry but I don’t know the outcome. Now there is going to be an inquest. How can I find out what people say happened so I don’t have to hear it for the first time at the inquest? Will the Coroner explore the events leading to his death? 

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Solicitor warns bosses to cover snowy days in employment contracts

With further snow and icy conditions forecast for the days ahead, a Wrexham employment solicitor has warned that the recent bad weather has caused chaos to more than the roads.

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Q&A - Why should property be registered at the Land Registry before the owner dies?

Q: My aunt has asked me to be the main executor of her Will. Among other assets, she owns two rental properties that were purchased outright and left to her by her late husband many years ago and which have been managed and let by an agent since his death. I have suggested to her that they may not be registered and this could cause a problem when they are sold but she insists not. I don’t think she understands the implications. Could you please outline them so that I can show her?

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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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