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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Top tier law firm announces qualification of another trainee

GHP Legal, one of the region’s largest independent law firms, has announced the qualification of another trainee.

A spokesperson for the Legal 500 Top Tier law firm which has offices in Wrexham, Oswestry, Llangollen and Chirk, confirmed that Mari Sherrington qualified as a solicitor on July 1st.

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Q&A - As an executor of aunt’s Will can I sign all paperwork if the other executor lives abroad?

Q:  My aunt recently passed away. In her Will she appointed my sister and me as her executors. This could be a problem though as my sister has been living in Australia for the past few years. Can you please tell me whether my sister is still required to act as an executor and sign all the paperwork before we can apply for probate? Or can I sign everything without her? Otherwise it is going to be very difficult if she has got to come over from Australia and stay until everything has been dealt with.

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Law firm opens dedicated Commercial and Agricultural department

A Legal 500 Top Tier law firm has expanded the corporate division of its business and procured new prestigious office premises in Oswestry.  

GHP Legal, which with approaching a hundred staff and five offices is one of the largest independent law firms in the region, purchased the former Co-operative bank premises at 21 The Cross last year.

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Q&A - Can developer claw back on restrictive covenant for property I sold years ago?

Q: I purchased one of three adjacent properties 23 years ago. The centre property subsequently suffered severe subsidence and had to be demolished. The developer paid compensation to the owner and offered me and the other property owner the option to each purchase half the land as additional garden. Within the deal was a restrictive covenant providing a claw back clause for the developer in the event that there should be any future construction on the land.

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Wrexham solicitor manages half planned charity walk despite feeling under the weather

John Lancaster, a prominent mental health lawyer with leading law firm GHP Legal, had aimed to undertake the walk in 24 hours to raise funds for Age UK Cheshire and Scripture Union on the Isle of Man.

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Q&A - Can we get out of contract with developer on grounds of completion delays?

Q: We signed a contract to buy a house being built by a local builder on a single plot of land. We paid a deposit and were told the house would definitely be completed by the end of April 2019. On that basis we put our current house on the market and found a buyer. However, it is now the end of June, the new house is nowhere near completion and our buyer is pulling out because of the delay. We could just move out and rent but, in honesty, we have lost faith in our builder. We have told him we want to pull out but he says we can’t as we have signed a contract.

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Q&A - Can we sue boxing club for son's brain injury?

Q: My 15-year old son recently joined the local boxing club. Whilst he was in training the coach told him to box with another boy of similar age, for three 1minute rounds. In the second round my son was punched in the stomach, which caused him to fall and hit his head on the ring floor. The coach phoned to tell me me about his accident and I immediately drove to the hospital.

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Q&A - What are the current laws on surrogacy and how and when are they changing?

Q: I saw recently on the news that the current surrogacy laws are to be updated. Can you advise what changes will be made and when, as my husband and I have been unable to conceive naturally and are considering surrogacy as an option.

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Q&A - Hotel flood ruined my work's IT equipment. Are they liable for the damage?

Q.  I am an IT Engineer and often spend considerable amounts of time away from home with work. I was recently staying in a hotel and when I returned to my ground floor room from my evening meal I found various items of my expensive computer equipment water damaged as the result of a flood. The equipment is completely ruined. I have spoken to the hotel owners who have informed me they are not accepting any liability for the damage. Is their stance correct?

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Law firms hopes for sunny outcome to Chirk Castle flower display

Leading North Wales and Shropshire law firm GHP Legal says despite the current inclement weather it is hoping for a sunny outcome to the unique metal sunflower display it has helped to sponsor at Chirk Castle, in aid of Nightingale House hospice.

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