GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A Flooding in my garden caused by developers has cost me thousands. Can I get compensation?

My lawns and flower beds have literally been under water for two months and I believe it is due to a housing development behind my property. During construction the developers have piled up earth at least 4m high behind my garden fence, presumably to be ultimately spread around the site. 

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Q&A My partner died and his family are threatening to evict me and his children from his house

I had been with my partner fourteen years. .. In January my partner was killed in a motorcycle accident. He didn’t leave a Will and now his family have told me that my children and I will have to move out of the house.... Can his family really kick me and the children out?

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Q&A Can we change Dad’s Will after he dies to include his grandchildren?

My widowed father has never updated his Will and now it is too late because he has Alzheimer’s. My concern is that he has left nothing to his grandchildren who could really do with a leg up financially. I know it used to be possible to amend a Will after someone died, is this still the case?

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Q&A Do all executors need to apply for a grant of probate?

My mum prepared a will prior to her death, appointing me and both my brothers as her executors. One of my brothers was recently diagnosed with cancer and my other lives in Canada. It is therefore not possible for us all to get together to sign any paperwork. Could I alone apply for probate?

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Q&A Can Mum help me with house deposit and be on a joint mortgage with me?

I have insufficient capital for a deposit and don’t earn enough to get a mortgage to buy a house on my own. Could my mother help with the deposit ?

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Q&A How do I claim injury compensation from tractor driver who didn’t see me on my bicycle when he reversed?

I was riding my bicycle along a single-track country lane when a tractor with a trailer pulled out of a gateway in front of me..... I don’t know how to go about claiming compensation. Can a solicitor help me?

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Q&A What happens if a reserve attorney in an LPA needs to step up and act?

I set up my LPA with 2 attorneys and a reserve attorney. Paperwork has now been received by me and my 2 attorneys.... what has to happen if a reserve attorney is required to step up. Please can you explain?

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Q&A How does an Advance Directive differ from a Health & Welfare LPA?

Following the recent death of my sister who had a severe stroke and lived out the remainder of her days being kept alive rather than ‘living’, I want to ensure that my own life ends with more dignity and less suffering. With this in mind, please can you explain the difference between an ‘Advance Directive’ and an LPA for Health & Welfare? And should I make both?

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Q&A Can my LPA attorney be an executor of my Will?

When I made my Will, I deliberately chose my niece as executor .... If my niece does not have mental capacity when I die, could my LPA attorney step in as executor?

 

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Q&A Can a solicitor transfer ownership of my house to my children now, before I die?

After my husband died last year, I decided to make things as easy as I could for my children when I die. One of the things I wondered was whether I could transfer ownership of my house to them now? Could a solicitor do that for me?

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