GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Could we claim against hospital for cerebral palsy caused by oxygen starvation at daughters 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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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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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 am 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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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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Q&A - Can I get help with the cost of visiting a prisoner?

My partner has been moved to a lower security prison which is good news for him but not so great for me because it is nearly 200 miles away. Is there any way I can get help with travelling costs?

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Q&A - What should I look out for before signing a commercial lease?

Q: I have a very small business which has now outgrown my front room.  I have been considering leasing a unit on a new industrial development around the corner. Is there anything that I need to be aware of before signing?

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Q&A - My ex will not return children after weekend away. What can I do?

Q: My former partner and father of my children took our children away for the weekend and is now refusing to return them to my care. He is a really good dad and they love spending time with him but the children have always lived with me and I don’t know what to do.

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Q&A - Can we get out of a Timeshare contract if we change our minds after signing?

Q: My partner and I have booked our summer holiday to southern Spain where we have been before. On our arrival we are always encouraged to attend the first night ‘Welcome Meeting’ which then finishes with a sales pitch for ‘Timeshares’ and ‘Holiday Clubs’. We have never taken up this offer but would like to know our rights should we enter into an agreement and then change our minds?

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