GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Law firm to sponsor sports events as part of half century celebrations

One of the region’s oldest law firms is to be a main sponsor of four sporting events scheduled to take place in and around Oswestry over the next twelve months to encourage an active local community.

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Local solicitor urges violent and sexual abuse victims denied compensation under ‘same roof’ rule to take advantage of new right to apply

A Shropshire solicitor is urging victims of violent and sexual crimes that took place prior to 1979 to take advantage of new legislation resulting from a Supreme Court ruling that will enable them to apply retrospectively for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

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Oswestry Solicitor recognised for services by Law Society announces retirement

A Consultant Solicitor with leading Oswestry law firm, GHP Legal, who received a letter of recognition from the Law Society in July for his services to the profession and the public, has announced he will retire at the end of September.

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Q&A - Solicitor failed to put redundancy settlement advice in writing. What can I do?

Q: My job ended due to a disputed redundancy a few months ago and I received a settlement payment after signing a Settlement Agreement.  The trouble is that it was all done a bit of a rush and I don’t really understand what the Settlement Agreement said.  Apart from anything else, this is causing me a problem because I do need to know where I can and cannot work in the future.  I signed the Agreement off with a solicitor at the time, but I can’t remember what they told me about it and they didn’t ever send me anything about it in writing. What can I do?

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Q&A - Will Courts grant access to my daughter if I am not on her birth certificate?

Q.  My ex-partner is mother to our daughter but she won’t let me see her. Can I still apply to the Court to see my daughter even though I am not on her birth certificate?
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Further expansion for legal department as residential property sales in Oswestry boom.

The Oswestry office of leading law firm, GHP Legal, has appointed a new solicitor to its residential property department as home sales in the area boom.

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Q&A - Barrier came down on my car and my shoulder. Do I have a case for claiming damages?

Q: On the last day at a rented holiday apartment I scanned the carpark pass to leave. The barrier lifted but came down before I had got fully though, hitting my car. It rose again and I got out to survey the damage, but while I was looking it came down again on my shoulder. No-one was around and as the barrier was on the edge of the main road I had to drive off to avoid it happening again.

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Q&A - Why is buying a forestry a good investment and what do I need to know?

Q: I have been reading a lot recently about forestry being a good investment.  Do you have any to pay Stamp Duty on woodland?  And what legal aspects should I be aware of?

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Q&A - If I appoint two attorneys on an LPA will they both have to sign everything?

Q: I am thinking of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney and would like to appoint my two children as my Attorneys. As one of them travels a lot with his job I wonder if they would have to make decisions and sign paperwork jointly or whether one of them could act on behalf of the other?

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Q&A - Environment Agency is prosecuting for innocent contamination offence. Do we need a solicitor?

Q: My brother, who is a farmer, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown because the Environment Agency is bringing a prosecution against him for slurry pollution which he was completely unaware of.

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