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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Should my partner accept a Part 36 Offer for injury compensation?

Q:    My partner was crossing a road at a set of traffic lights on her way to work when she was clipped by a delivery lorry trying to beat the lights. She sustained bruising, a dislocated shoulder and also a badly broken leg. The lorry driver admitted liability and my partner subsequently put in a claim for injury compensation. She has now received a ‘Part 36 Offer’ which we do not really understand. Please can you explain what a Part6 36 Offer is, and whether or not she should accept it?

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Solicitor qualifies after difficult year of juggling training with home schooling

A Wrexham woman who joined one of the region’s largest independent law firms as a conveyancing clerk at their Chirk office and was subsequently offered a training contract with the firm has qualified as a solicitor.

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Q&A - I must leave disabled wife for sake of my own health. Is divorce the best route?

Q:    My wife has several life-limiting health conditions. I have been her main carer for three years, along with support provided on a rota basis. I also look after our two children. Following a stroke my wife became violent and abusive and the situation is now untenable. I have dangerously high blood pressure, psoriasis and have recently contemplated suicide. Harsh as it may seem, I cannot go on and have taken the heartbreaking decision to leave her. Our marriage is over. The big question is should I start divorce proceedings. I need the best outcome for us all.

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Q&A - What is the best way to deal with business debts built up during the COVID pandemic?

Q:    When the COVID pandemic hit we never thought it would turn into a year-long crisis. We understood that some of our regular customers might have a cash flow problem, and as we were in a healthy financial position at the start of it, we were happy to give them credit. Now the situation is different, and we are experiencing a cashflow problem ourselves. Time to call in the debts we are owed but, so far, our ‘nice’ letters are producing few results. We have two clients who owe substantial amounts and who we fear may go under. What is the best way to deal with these debts?

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Q&A - Can we make a public school personal injury claim for son‘s 2019 rugby accident?

Q:    Our son suffered a leg injury in 2019 playing rugby at his boarding school. The sports master made him play on despite being in pain. When my son still complained of pain a week later, the master told him to ‘man up’.

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New solicitor appointed to busy Llangollen residential property team

One of the region’s leading law firms has announced the appointment of a new solicitor at its Llangollen office based in the town’s Old Bank Chambers. The appointment comes at the end of a challenging year that has seen GHP Legal having to adopt new work practices to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions in both England and Wales.

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Q&A - Coming out of COVID lockdown will require bosses to review existing policies and develop new ones warns lawyer.

As lockdown easing brings closer the possibility of a return to ‘business as normal’, commercial lawyers are warning that company bosses should review internal policies to ensure they are still workable, and develop new ones to fill any gaps.

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Q&A - I was knocked off my bike by an uninsured driver. How can I get compensation?

Q: Last year I took up cycling. I got myself kitted out with a brand-new road bike, a new helmet and a GPS, but whenI was out cycling one day a red Mercedes started tailgating me. The driver pulled out to overtake but did not leave enough room and hit me, knocking me off my bike. The driver raced away and left me lying in the road. The Police have traced the driver and it transpires he had no insurance. He is being prosecuted for driving without due care and driving without insurance, but where does that leave me?

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Q&A - Can Mum claim against the council after tripping on a broken paving slab?

Q:    Rushing for the bus a few weeks ago, my mum tripped on a raised paving slab that had partially dislodged. She ended up with a broken wrist that needed pinning and hurt her back. As a result, she has not been able to work and as she is on a zero hours’ contract which means she does not get paid. Can she claim compensation from the local authority?

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Q&A - How do I record that I do not want treatment if my quality of life is gone?

Q:    Watching people on TV who caught COVID-19, lying helplessly in hospital beds and in some cases destined to die, has made me consider whether in dire circumstances I would want to be kept alive. I am 93 and would not want to carry on if my quality of life was taken away. Can I register my wishes now in respect of how I would want to be treated in case I am unable to voice my wishes when the time comes?

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