GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Coronavirus Act 2020 and tenancies lawyer reassures struggling self employed tenants the law is on your side!

Lawyers at one of the region’s top law firms say they have been astounded to receive calls from self-employed people who are being threatened with eviction for non-payment of rent they simply cannot find whilst awaiting the promised end of May government aid.

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Leading local injury lawyer warns COVID cash-strapped claimants should not settle without medical assessments

A personal injury lawyer at one of the region’s top law firms has voiced concern that cancelled medical assessments due to the COVID-19 shutdown could cause cash-strapped claimants to settle prematurely.

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Families urged to seek legal advice and challenge local authorities if they think loved ones in care need a different environment during the pandemic

A leading Court of Protection lawyer with one of the region’s largest mental health teams has expressed ‘huge concern’ for the mental wellbeing of vulnerable patients, and their families, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Invalid wills are resulting in more cases of intestacy warns top law firm

A regional law firm that ranks among the top 500 law firms in England and Wales has warned that the current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an increase in the number of invalid Wills being made.

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Lawyer reports cases of employers already looking to use COVID-19 as excuse to ‘let workers go’!

The Head of Employment Law at one of the region’s largest independent law firms has reported being approached several times in the past couple of weeks by workers seeking advice about bosses who appear to be using COVID-19 as an excuse to get rid of them.

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Law firm mothballs 50th anniversary celebrations

The coronavirus pandemic has forced one of the region’s largest and longest established law firms to mothball celebration plans to mark 50 years of service to local and wider communities. Safety is far more important than celebrations they say.

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Solicitor warns ‘homemade’ Wills with ‘car bonnet signings’ could be invalid!

Local solicitors have issued a warning following media reports that people fearing the effects of coronavirus are downloading Will forms from the internet and getting them signed on car bonnets.

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Lawyer warns even more support is needed for region’s mental health sufferers in isolation

Leading mental health lawyers have warned that whilst the current lockdown across the region is clearly in the best interests of people’s physical wellbeing, it is also causing additional problems for those with mental health issues.

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Do not let COVID-19 isolation rules deter from challenging local authority decisions about the care of your loved ones warns Mental Health lawyer

Since a Supreme Court judgment in 2014 lawyers have seen a dramatic increase in the number of applications made to the court to challenge authorisations for patients to be sectioned under s21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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Pandemic causes surge in requests for Wills and LPAs

A local law firm has reported a massive increase in the number of people wanting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) drawn up to protect their wishes, their assets and their families in the event that they are faced with a worse-case scenario during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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