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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Welsh borders lawyer involved in refurb contract at famous London music venue, Koko, warns of T&C importance after fire tragedy

A lawyer based on the Welsh borders says the fire that earlier this week severely damaged prominent north London music venue, Koko, highlights the importance of having comprehensive terms and conditions in place when working under contract.

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Q&A - Since my husband wants the divorce will he have to pay all costs?

Q:  My husband and I separated almost four years ago but didn’t bother to get divorced as everything was amicable, neither of us wanted another relationship and I moved into my son’s house because he was working abroad. Now my son is coming back and I need to think about getting a place of my own. I spoke to my husband about funding and he is suddenly defensive and says we should get divorced and sort things out ‘properly’. As it’s him who wants to formalise matters, is it him who will have to pay the costs?

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Leading mental health lawyer calls for changes to adolescent referral criteria

A leading mental health lawyer, whose expertise and reputation as a respected authority on Mental Health and Care and Children Law has seen him invited to train and also to speak on TV and radio, has called for a change in the NHS mental health treatment criteria following the release of research data obtained by Pulse, a specialist publication for GPs.

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Q&A - What are the main considerations when operating as a limited company?

Q:  I have been in partnership with a couple of friends for the past four years but we have now got to the point in the business where we are thinking that perhaps we should operate as a limited company. Certainly from everything I have read it would appear to be preferable from a financial point of view, since we are doing well and the future looks bright for us. What are the main things we need to consider?

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Q&A - Is this a case of Clinical Negligence?

Q:  My brother collapsed and died in a supermarket after calling in on his way home from hospital for milk. He had been sent to the hospital earlier that day after attending his local surgery with chest pains, but the hospital sent him home without any tests, saying it was probably indigestion. A post mortem showed he had a blocked artery.

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Q&A - How can I regain possession of my cottage in North Wales?

Q:  I made a verbal agreement with my granddaughter that she could move into my property, which is located in North Wales, as long as she made a payment in respect of rent each month. However, over the past 18 months she has made only 3 payments for rent and despite me asking her to move out of the property she is refusing to do so.

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GHP Legal strengthens team with key promotions

Leading multi-discipline law firm, GHP Legal, has strengthened its team with a series of key promotions. The Wrexham promotions are part of the firm’s continuing growth strategy that commenced with a merger with Oswestry law firm, Milton, Francis & Hughes, closely followed by the opening of prestigious new commercial offices in Oswestry alongside the firm’s existing Willow Street offices in the town.

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Paralegal advocate adds expertise to busy Prison Law and Mental Health teams

The busy Prison Law and Mental Health teams at leading law firm, GHP Legal, has strengthened its expertise with the appointment of a paralegal advocate with a long time interest in human rights.

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Q&A - Boss refuses to let me have four consecutive weeks’ holiday. What can I do?

Q: I got married in August this year but we delayed our honeymoon as we wanted to visit my wife’s family in Australia and the wedding cost so much that we needed to a chance to save again. We looked at going for Christmas but it was too expensive, so instead we decided to go out for our first anniversary. The problem is my employer is refusing to let me have four consecutive weeks off work. Is there anything I can do?

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Q&A - Could an Executor of a Will be liable to pay IHT if Probate is delayed?

Q: A friend is rewriting her Will and has asked if I will be an Executor with her brother, who frankly is unreliable and can be awkward. I am concerned as I have heard an executor can be liable for paying Inheritance Tax if there are problems sorting out the Will that cause a delay with getting Probate.

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