Did you know if your tenant dies, you may not be able to automatically repossess your property?
Many landlords are under the impression that if a property is rented to a sole tenant, they can automatically repossess the property if that tenant dies. This is, however, not the case if the tenant dies without leaving a Will, or with a Will but without an Executor.Read more
Young solicitor is awarded second Law Society Accreditation
A member of one of the region’s largest family law teams has been awarded The Law Society Children Law Accreditation.Read more
Higher than usual increase to statutory limit on tribunal awards
Employers should be aware that due to a rise in the Retail Prices Index (RPI) the increase to the statutory limit on certain employment tribunal awards is higher than usual this year.Read more
Q&A Can my employee insist on working from home?
One of our employees has requested to work permanently from home, as he did during lockdown when we temporarily closed our offices to prevent the spread of covid. I am not happy to agree as I believe he will get distracted by his wife and young children when he should be working. Would there be legal implications if I turned down his request?Read more
Q&A I have fathered a child. Can I see him?
I have just discovered that I have fathered a son with my former partner. Apparently, she deliberately got pregnant and her only interest in me was for that purpose. Whilst I will not ever forgive her for using me, I would like to get to know my son and play a part in his life. I have contacted my ex-partner to tell her this, but she will not talk to me about it and says she does not want me in her life or our son’s life. Do I have any legal right to be involved in his life?Read more
GHP Legal commended for raising £1.1 million to help secure charities’ futures
At a time when charities have all been struggling to raise funds, an Oswestry law firm has been commended for raising over £1.1 million of future income for charity through legacy fundraising.Read more
Q&A - Can I be made redundant when pregnant?
Q: I am having a difficult pregnancy due to being diabetic and have had to take a lot of time off work sick, outside my basic maternity leave entitlement. I was furloughed under the government scheme until the end of September and had only been back at work a few weeks when I fell pregnant. The pregnancy was not planned. Now my boss has emailed to tell me he is going to have to let me go as the business needs to make cut-backs. However, three male colleagues who do the same work as me, but have not been there as long as me, are keeping their jobs. Do I have a case for discrimination?Read more
Q&A - My husband says I will get nothing if we divorce. Can he do this?
Q: My husband and I have agreed to get a divorce after 25 years of marriage, however he keeps threatening me by saying that he will make sure that I am left with nothing. I only work part time, whereas my husband works full time in a much better paid job. How can I protect myself?Read more
Q&A - We left each other a life interest in the house. Now my husband has died,can I sell up?
Q: My husband and I severed the joint tenancy in our home some years ago, and, in our wills, left each other a life interest in our respective half shares as we understood this would prevent all of it being swallowed up by care home fees, if the survivor of us needed residential care. The house goes to our children when we’re both gone. My husband died a few months ago and I’ve done nothing to administer his estate, but I am considering selling the house to buy a smaller one. Can I do this?Read more
Q&A - Can I claim against the Council for uneven paving?
Q: My elderly father tripped on an uneven paving slab and broke his hip. He blamed himself for not watching where he put his feet, but I have checked out the slabs in question and it is not just one uneven slab but several. Local people say the council have been informed on several occasions about them. Should my father claim compensation?Read more