GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Do I have a right to any of my husband's pension?

Q:  My husband has walked out after twenty eight years of marriage. I am devastated and terrified about how I will manage in the future as I don't work. He says he is going to retire and that when he is

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Q&A - Can right of way be lost because neighbour has blocked access?

Q:  My mother lives in a terraced house. External access to her rear garden is via a shared path or directly through her own French windows. She wasn't worried when her next door neighbour erected a fence two years ago, effectively blocking the shared path to the garden.. However, another neighbour says she could lose this right of way unless she opposes the fence. Is this correct?

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Q&A - Can I get restrictive covenants removed from redundancy agreement?

Q:  I am awaiting details of a redundancy package which I am expecting will contain the same restrictions as those in my contract of employment, in respect of client confidentiality and work I may do elsewhere with another company. So that I am armed with information in the event that my assumptions are correct, is there any way that I could get such covenants removed? After all, I have no choice about leaving the company and I need to get another job to support myself and my family.

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Q&A - Can my employer share data about me that's held on file?

Q:  When I applied for my current job there were many unnecessary questions on the application form that I was required to answer.   How can I discover if my employer is holding this information on file and whether it is held accurately? As I supplied the information, is he legally entitled to pass it on?

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Q&A - Does daughters injury sustained on bouncy castle warrant compensation?

Q: My 5 year old recently attended a party at a Play Centre where there was a small bouncy castle. No-one restricted the number of children going on it and my daughter got pushed off, causing her shoulder to become dislocated. She was in a lot of pain and unable to attend school for 6 weeks. She is still under the hospital. My wife took unpaid leave to care for her. Can we claim compensation?

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Q&A - Do I need a solicitor present at my mothers inquest?

Q: My mother died in hospital and there is going to be an inquest.  Do I need legal representation?

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Q&A - Can we avoid paying care home fees?

Q: My mother needs residential care but we are worried about the cost depleting her assets, including her £475,000 home which passed to her when my Father died 18 months ago.  What can we do?

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Q&A - Am I liable to pay sub-contractors when contractor has gone bust?

Q:  I have engaged a contractor to do extension work on my home and he has since gone bust. Am I liable to pay his sub-contractors in respect of the work they have done?

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Q&A - Can I get compensation for injury caused by tripping on cracked paving?

Q: Shortly before Christmas I went to a local pub for a meal with some friends. During the evening I popped outside to make a phone call. As I was returning after making the call I tripped on the raised lip of a cracked paving slab. I put my hands out to stop the fall but unfortunately in the process I broke my right wrist. As I drive for a living it has meant I have not been able to work. Is there any action can I take to get some compensation?

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Q&A - What is the difference between an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Q: My solicitor advised me some years ago to set up an Enduring Power of Attorney so that I could act for my parents and handle their financial affairs. I recently mentioned this to a neighbour who has elderly parents, but when she sought legal advice she was advised to take out a Lasting Power of Attorney. What is the difference?

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