GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Can I get a restrictive covenant removed from agricultural land?

Q: I would like to develop part of my smallholding for housing and in fact have had a couple of builders knocking on my door suggesting a joint venture with them. The problem is that there is a restrictive covenant on the land. Is it possible to get it removed and how would I go about it?

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Q&A - Could we claim against hospital for cerebral palsy caused by oxygen starvation at daughter’s birth?

Q: For 2 years I underwent gruelling IVF treatment and finally got pregnant in 2016. My pregnancy was great but I had a very traumatic birth. I was in labour for 23 hours and eventually had a forceps delivery. I gave birth to a daughter, Eve, and I could not have been happier. After we took her home, Eve was struggling with feeding and her little body was making involuntary movements. After testing we have now been told that Eve has Cerebral Palsy, caused by a lack of oxygen to her brain during birth. Eve’s Physician has been fantastic, but I am concerned about what the future holds for Eve. Should I make a claim against the hospital?

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Q&A - Botched breast enlargement surgery has left me unable to face anyone what should I do?

Q: I have always been self conscious about my body and I saved up to have breast enlargement surgery at a private clinic I had seen advertised on Facebook.

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Never mind the lack of gassy beer on tap substitute gases in the welding industry could be killing you!!

A Wrexham solicitor has warned that the substitution of other gases currently being used in welding processes due to a shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2) could have a lethal effect on the health of those working in the welding industry.

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Q&A - Can ex stop paying me child maintenance if I move in with new partner?

Q: My ex-husband and I split up amicably and got a ‘quickie’ divorce on grounds of two years separation with consent. By mutual agreement our daughter lives with me and her father has always paid me maintenance for her every month, a sum agreed between us. However, I have now met someone who is planning to move in with me and my ex-husband says when that happens he will no longer need to pay maintenance for our daughter. Is that right?

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Sad Farewell

Such an emotional day – we would like to wish Glyn Hughes a long and happy retirement after being with GHP Legal since it started in 1970.    He has been a rock who has helped build the very foundations that have made this Firm such a success.

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Q&A - Where can I get advice about being a Special Guardian?

Q.  I have been a Special Guardian for my niece, who is 10, since 2012. This was a process that went through the Courts and at the time I had a Solicitor to represent me. The problem is that I don’t actually recall much of the information given to me back then. Now I feel I need some guidance as to what a Special Guardianship Order allows me to do, but I am struggling to find time to see a Solicitor. Can I go to someone else for some help?

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Q&A- Can I apply for Winding Up Order to get invoice paid if I’m in dispute with company owing it?

Q: I have been chasing a company because they owe me £25,000 for providing them with snow clearing equipment during the bad weather. They did pay me £10,000 off our invoice but have refused to pay me the rest. I think they are struggling financially.

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Family Law solicitor gains law society accreditation

A member of one of the largest family law teams in the region has gained the Law Society Family Law Accreditation.

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Q&A - Can power of attorney be gained after someone has lost mental capacity?

Q: The person I’m caring for has lost their mental capacity, but there is no lasting power of attorney in place. Can I get power of attorney after they have lost their mental capacity?

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