GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A Can I challenge aunt’s Will as I believed she would leave me more?

My aunt was incapacitated for several years before her death. With no children or partner, my parents looked after her and had power of attorney over her affairs and my father was executor of her Will.... As I believe my parents syphoned off her assets can I contest the Will?

Read more

Q&A Am I entitled to take time off work to care for my daughter in an emergency?

My daughter’s nursery school has closed a few times this year because of staff shortages..... last time the nursery closed I had no holiday left and my boss refused to pay me for the hours I had off, even though I managed to get care cover and go into work later. He says if this keeps happening, he will have to let me go. Can he really do this?

Read more

Q&A Former tenant is trying to sue for alleged injury caused by frayed carpet

I own a property that was let out through a property management company for several years.... Now we have received a solicitor’s letter telling us that the former tenant is suing us for injury caused by a fall down the stairs due to a frayed carpet....What should I do?

Read more

Q&A What happens about pension contributions during Maternity Leave?

I am due to go on maternity leave in a couple of months and I keep asking my employer what will happen about pension contributions whilst I am off, but he just answers my question with another question about whether I do/don’t trust him to sort it. To be frank I don’t think he knows what will happen. It’s only a small business and outside his family there is only one other employee and me. Can you explain what should happen, please?

Read more

Q&A Do small businesses need a formal Health & Safety Policy?

We are a small family business but are planning to take on two, or maybe three workers to assist us over the next few months. As there has only ever been my wife and two daughters working in the business until now it has all been very casual. Will we need to create a formal health & safety policy when we take on new people?

Read more

Q&A Is a compensation claim possible for occupational asthma?

I have worked in the agricultural industry for many years. My employer supplies ear protectors but has never supplied masks or provided training about the dangers of inhaling dust.....

Read more

Q&A Sister coerced Mother into making her Joint Attorney in her LPA!

My 93-year-old widowed mother appointed me as sole attorney to her LPA. She now cannot look after herself but wants to remain in her own home with live-in carers, which I pay a private agency for with her savings. My sister in Australia sees this as a threat to her inheritance. She wants mother in a care home, and her house sold to pay for it whilst property values are high. When I refused to discuss this, she visited mother with a friend and to save embarrassment and a falling-out, mother signed the documents making my sister joint attorney. Now my sister is trying to force the care home issue. What can I do?

Read more

Q&A In view of rising house prices, can I get extra Inheritance Tax allowance?

A friend of mine said he had heard there was a way to get an extra IHT allowance. What is the current threshold, and is there a way to get extra allowance?

Read more

Leading law firm announces another Trainee success

Leading North Wales and Shropshire law firm has announced the admission of another Solicitor from its longstanding Training Programme.

Read more

Q&A Who can play what role when setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney?

I am thinking of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney but am confused about who I can have to play what role. E.g., can my son be an attorney and a beneficiary of my Will? And who can be a witness? Looking online I have found it quite baffling.

Read more