GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - What rights does the Nearest Relative of a mental health detainee have?

Q: My son has been detained under section 2 of the Mental Health Act. I have been informed that I am his ‘Nearest Relative’. I disagree with his detention but don’t know if I have any rights to do anything about it. What do you advise?

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Q&A - Can I stop my cheating husband from losing his assets if I make him wait for a divorce?

Q: My husband has left me for another woman. I am so hurt and angry that I intend to make him wait the mandatory five years without consent to get a divorce. However, a friend has suggested that I may be doing myself a disservice as during those five years he could dispose of his assets and I would miss out in the financial settlement.

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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Q: When the new ruling came in last month about relatives being able to decide whether food and drink should be withdrawn to allow someone in a permanent vegetative state to just die, it got me worried.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?

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Legal 500 firm appoints new Solicitor to Wrexham commercial and civil team

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.

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Oswestry Show 2018 Competition Answers

How did you do? Oswestry Show 2018 Competition Answers.

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Q&A - Can the doctors section me if I am a voluntary mental health patient?

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?

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Archaic divorce laws cause conflict between amicably separating couples says local lawyer

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.

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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.

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Q&A - Can I evict tenant if I am not registered as Landlord with Rent Smart Wales?

Q: I am a local landlord and recently gave notice to my tenant to vacate my property after 2 months as I believed I was entitled to do so. The notice has since expired but my tenant refuses to leave and says he has been told by the Council it is an invalid notice as I am not registered as a landlord with Rent Smart Wales. Is this correct?

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Q&A - If Local Authority writes to you about your children, see a solicitor immediately!

Q:  I have been given a letter from the Local Authority about my children. The letter says that I should ‘take this to a Solicitor’ and that there is an upcoming meeting. As I haven’t had much involvement with my children I cannot really understand why or how a meeting about them would involve me, although the letter does say there are concerns that the children aren’t attending at school. I’m worried because clearly I should be taking this to a solicitor, but I simply can’t afford the cost. Could you please point me in the right direction of someone who might be able to help?

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