GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Leading law firm announces qualification of latest trainee Solicitor

One of the area’s most prolific legal training firms has announced the qualification of another Solicitor from its training programme.

GHP Legal, which has offices in Wrexham, Llangollen, Chirk and Oswestry, invited Shane Maddocks to join its team as a Paralegal in 2015 after he obtained a 1st class Degree in Criminal Justice at Wrexham Glyndŵr University and subsequent Graduate Diploma in Law and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at University of Law, Chester. He joined the firm’s solicitor training programme six months later.

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Solicitor warns park home purchasers to be on their guard

A Wrexham solicitor has warned consumers to be on their guard if they are considering the purchase of a park home. Park homes are typically bungalow-style mobile homes, usually sited on private estates. Residents generally own the park home itself but not the land upon which it is sited which will be subject to a lease. 

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Q&A - How can ex-wife claim part of my lottery win if we have a Decree Absolute?

Q. I’ve just won the lottery! Not enough to buy an island I’m afraid but certainly enough for me to live comfortably for the next few years. However, as soon as the news broke I had a message from my ex-wife saying that she thinks she is entitled to a share of my winnings. We got divorced last year and we have a Decree Absolute, but she says that because we didn’t finalise the financial proceedings and get a “Clean Break Order” we are still financially tied….is this true?

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Lawyer steps up to help Nightingale House Hospice

The head of one of North Wales’ largest Family and Mental Health legal teams is in training for one of the toughest challenges of her life in order to help Nightingale House Hospice.

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New partners appointed at top tier local law firm

One of the region’s top law firms, with offices in Wrexham, Llangollen, Chirk and Oswestry, has announced the appointment of two new partners.

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Q&A - Selling a tenanted property - how does it affect the landlord and tenant

Q: I am a landlord looking to sell my property.  Currently there is a tenant in the property on an assured shorthold tenancy who is worried about having a new landlord and what this will mean for her.  How will this affect my sale of the property and does the tenant have any rights?

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Prisoners are confused by HDC early release scheme says local Prison Law expert

The Government’s recent decision to order prison governors in England and Wales to review the cases of all prisoners refused early release under the new Home Detention Curfew (HDC) Scheme has brought concern within the legal profession. 

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Q&A - Neighbour’s trees are blocking light to my garden. What can I do?

Q: My neighbours have allowed several trees to grow to such a height in their garden that I am worried a strong wind may blow them over and damage my property. I have tried to discuss the problem with my neighbours but they have refused to reduce the height of the trees. What can I do to resolve the issue? 

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Q&A - Can I get wedding venue or cheating ex-fiancée to repay my deposit?

My fiancée and I booked a wedding venue after getting engaged, but then I found out he was having an affair with my brother and I called the wedding off. The venue is now refusing to return the large deposit I paid and my fiancée is refusing to give me with his half of the cost of the cancelled hire. Firstly, how can the venue charge me for the cancellation and secondly why hasn’t my ex-fiancée suffered any loss given that it is his fault the wedding has been called off?

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Q&A - Who gets the dog when we separate?

Q: I have recently separated from my long term partner, and as you can imagine, there are a lot of issues that now need to be resolved. Although it may seem silly, one of the most difficult issues we have discussed to date is who gets to keep Hulk, our French bulldog. I know that in the majority of separation cases it is money that people argue over but, for me, keeping Hulk is all I care about. My former partner is not however prepared to give Hulk up and she says under no circumstances will she agree to me keeping him.

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