Britney Spears’ mental capacity documentary highlights safety net of the British court system, says local lawyer
A documentary aired in the US earlier this month which highlighted the ‘control’ of Britney Spears by her father has, according to one local lawyer, served to highlight the excellent level of protection available for people in England and Wales who suffer mental health issues resulting in temporary or long-term loss of capacity.Read more
One of region’s top mental health lawyers says clearer guidance is needed on carrying out safe face-to-face patient assessments.
A Senior Solicitor-Advocate who represents mental health clients across the region has welcomed today’s announcement that virtual assessments have been outlawed in determining whether a patient should be detained under the Mental Health Act, but says clearer guidance is needed about how to carry out face-to-face assessments safely.Read more
Local criminal lawyer says technology will play a major role in reforming criminals and protecting mental health
The joint head of Criminal and Prison Law at one of the region’s largest independent law firms says the introduction of secure video calls to help maintain vital family ties during the coronavirus crisis will also aid rehabilitation and help to keep offenders on the straight and narrow following release.Read more
Divorce solicitor warns couples: Get the right papers from the Court or risk paying your ex from beyond the grave.
Last year, divorce solicitors up and down the country reported a marked increase in the number of relationships failing to survive the pressure of COVID-19 lockdowns and home working.Read more
A leading North Wales and Shropshire law firm renowned for its commitment to supporting the development of trainee solicitors has appointed a new recruit to its training programme.Read more
A Wrexham solicitor who first worked in the area more than thirty years ago has joined the busy residential conveyancing team at GHP Legal.Read more
The head of one of the region’s largest family law teams who warned in June 2020 of a spike in cases relating to care proceedings, has said this month’s launch of a review to examine how parental access decisions are made could not have come at a more appropriate time.Read more
Following a consistent upsurge in new instructions over the past few months, leading independent law firm, GHP Legal, has announced the appointment of Ron Carter as new Head of Corporate Law, together with an expansion of its Corporate and Commercial department.Read more
Childcare lawyer praises Welsh Government support package that could facilitate the first Family Drug and Alcohol Court in Wales
The Welsh Government’s announcement of a £12.5m package to support a range of services aimed to help vulnerable children and their families whose lives have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been applauded by one of the region’s leading Childcare Solicitors.Read more