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Substance Misuse At Work - What Healthcare Employers Need to Know

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Substance misuse at work is a growing issue that all employers need to be aware of, including within the healthcare sector. The use of drugs or alcohol at home can lead to impaired function and lower productivity the next day at work. And, of course, the...

Structuring Your Dental Practice

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There is a fixed number of ways that dental businesses can operate - as a sole trader, partnership, expense sharers or as companies. Here is an overview of some of these options; sole traders, partnership and expense sharers. We will return to limited...

Making Room For Another Health Professional?

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Letting out a room in your surgery can be a useful way of generating extra income for your practice, while helping to provide the local community with extra services in one convenient hub. Many GP’s and dentists take this route, commonly hiring out...

Healthcare News, Views and Updates

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We are delighted to launch the JCP Solicitors’ Healthcare Newsletter, to help our clients keep abreast of the latest news and events in their sector. We have just seen the end of the NHS Year at 31st March 2017 and I am pleased to say that JCP’s...

Event Review: It's a hat trick for the Welsh Favourite Dewi Griffiths to win the JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2017

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The city of Swansea was booming with thousands of runners and spectators today ( Sunday 25th June ) as they celebrated the fourth edition of the multi-award winning JCP Swansea Half Marathon . The flat, fast and scenic 13.1-mile course continues to...

JCP Swansea Half Marathon Preview Everything you need to know

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As the biggest race of the Summer draws nearer, athletes and spectators alike begin to feel the excitement of the event that is to come. With only 5 days to go until the JCP Swansea Half Marathon takes place this Sunday 25th June , the city will be...

Directorship Success for City Solicitors

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Leading South and West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has appointed two new Directors from within its ranks. Head of Commercial Lending Recoveries, Sophie Thomas, and Head of HR Services, Clare Bowen, have been appointed Directors at JCP Solicitors...

Ways in Which We Have Helped Our Clients

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The below case studies show the way in which we are helping our accident and injury clients and how we enable their quality of life to improve after their accident. If we could wave a magic wand we would turn back time so that these clients did not...

New Commercial Property Workshops Announced

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Sarah Davies, Director and Head of Property Litigation will shortly be holding workshops in Swansea, Haverfordwest and Carmarthen dealing commercial property litigation matters. The workshops will include an update and discussions in connection with the...

JCP Recognised By Lexcel Assessors For Practice Management Excellence

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JCP Solicitors has once again been recognised by the Law Society’s practice management standard body, retaining their Lexcel Version 6 Award. After a rigorous assessment of JCP’s practices and procedures, carried out across JCP’s...

Interim Possession Order

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Interim Possession Order –A Quicker Procedure To Remove Squatters Applying for an Interim Possession Order (‘IPO’) from the Court is an option available to a landlord (both individually and commercially) who finds anybody occupying their...

JCP Swansea Half Marathon Claims Silver at The Running Awards in association with JustGiving.

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The JCP Swansea Half Marathon was the runner up in the Best Half Marathon category at The 2016 Running Awards in association with JustGiving last Friday, and is now officially the second best half marathon in the UK and the best half marathon in Wales...

From West Cornwall to West Wales Rugby Tales Entertain Business Networking Lunch

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Guests attended the most recent Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch to hear a leading light in rugby commentary, Rick O’Shea, share tales from the commentary box. Rick entertained around 60 attendees who gathered at the Wolfscastle Hotel for the...

JCP Supports Junior Cricket.

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JCP Solicitors are proud to be lending our support to the South Wales Junior Cricket League by encouraging youngsters to sign up and join their local team. As part of our sponsorship we have offered to help promote junior memberships across the region and...

Quality Apprenticeship The Key to Workplace Success For Young Ambassador

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With National Apprenticeship Week starting on Monday 14th March, we talk to one workplace star at Pembrokeshire’s JCP Solicitors who is inspiring other young people to make a quality apprenticeship their pathway to a satisfying career. While some...

JCP Sponsor Carmarthen Sprint Triathlon

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JCP Solicitors are delighted to be one of the sponsors of the Carmarthen Junior Fun Triathlon on April 2nd 2016 and the Carmarthen Sprint Triathlon on April 3rd 2016. The Junior event will allow youngsters to experience the thrills and spills of taking part...

Injury Clinic Drop-in Session: Haverfordwest & Fishguard

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Have you or a loved one experienced an accident or injury recently? Would you like to find out where you legally stand and what your options are? Join us at our drop in session for a cup of tea/coffee and a free, confidential and informal chat with one of...

Drop-in Session 4 February

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Attend our Injury Clinic Drop In Session in Fishguard and Haverfordwest Have you or a loved one experienced an accident or injury recently? Would you like to find out where you legally stand and what your options are? Join us for a cup of tea/coffee...

Griffiths and Wookey 'Honoured' with Ambassador Accolades for 2016 JCP Swansea Half Marathon

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Dewi Griffiths and Emma Wookey, men’s and women’s title winners at the 2015 JCP Swansea Half Marathon, are celebrating again after receiving New Year’s honours. Swansea Harrier Griffiths, 24, and 22-year-old Wookey of Lliswerry Harriers...

Season's Greetings

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On behalf of everyone at JCP Solicitors we would like to wish our clients and friends a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. Below you can find our Christmas opening hours. Season's Greetings from all at JCP Solicitors...

A Little of the West End Comes to Saundersfoot

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A Saundersfoot hotel was alive with the sound of fundraising on Friday, December 4th when singing star Connie Fisher spoke at a charity lunch. More than 100 business people from the Pembrokeshire area gathered to hear The Sound of Music star, from...

Vote and help bring the Best Half Marathon trophy to Swansea!

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Organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have issued a call for votes in The 2016 Running Awards as they aim to make the top 12 shortlist again in the ‘Best Half Marathon’ category. The JCP Swansea Half Marathon has been growing in size and...

Companies Get Set To Lace Up

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Organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have announced that entries are now open for businesses and organisations to take part in next year’s race. The opportunity to enter the Corporate Challenge is open to any organisation, whether it be a social...

JCP Celebrates 25 Years with Video

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On the 1st November 2015, JCP celebrated 25 years in business. What better way to celebrate where we are today, than a video that showcases the diverse nature of what we do. We hope you enjoy our video, we certainly enjoyed putting together. ...

JCP Swansea Half Marathon celebrates success

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Sponsors, supporters, athletes and local celebs were amongst those who attended the JCP Swansea Half Marathon night of celebration that took place in Morgans Hotel just last night. The event was held in appreciation of all those who played a part in...

JCP Swansea Half Marathon makes strides in becoming one of the UKs fastest growing races

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The organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have today announced the launch of a new website for their 2016 race, which is fast becoming a firm favourite amongst the running community. This coincides with their early bird race places that come to a...

Cash Buyer - Should you Undertake Searches?

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I often receive queries from clients who do not require a mortgage to purchase a property, as to whether they should undertake searches. Whilst searches are required if you are purchasing with the aid of a mortgage they are not mandatory if you are a...

NFU Cymru Confirms Reappointment of its Legal Panel Firms

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NFU Cymru has confirmed the reappointment of its legal panel firms after an intensive six-month review that considered legal services, fee structures and commitment to the organisation and its members, alongside feedback from members and NFU Cymru staff. ...

Welsh Landlords And Agents: Be Mindful Of New Important Laws

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A snapshot of the new Welsh Government legislation set to affect landlords and agents in Wales. Designed to improve the standards of letting and management practice in the private rental sector in Wales, important new laws set to be introduced in autumn...

Chris Davies Saddling up to Support Macmillan Cancer Support

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Chris Davies, a Director and Head of Property Services, based in JCP’s Swansea office is saddling up to support Macmillan Cancer Support. He is taking part in the four-day 320-mile One Love Ride from Paris to Swansea. Chris will be one of at least...

Visit Us At The Royal Welsh Show

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From Monday 20 July to Thursday 24 July you can find members of our Rural Practice team at the Royal Welsh Show. If you are heading down to the show, come to our stand, located by the main ring, opposite the NFU building; it has got some very bold JCP...

#TeamJCP Win The Back Up Push

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JCP Solicitors, Equinox Physiotherapy, and wheelchair volunteer Brian Roberts took on the challenge to race 12 other teams to the top of Snowdon, all in aid of the charity the Back Up Trust. Brian is an inspiring young sportsman, who before his motorbike...

Good Luck To The Radio Pembrokeshire Business Awards Finalists

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Public voting for the 2015 Radio Pembrokeshire Business Awards with the Port of Milford Haven has now closed and the winners will be announced at a gala award dinner at the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven tonight. JCP Solicitors are delighted to be...

JCP Solicitors Bolster Medical Negligence Team

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A leading Welsh law firm has received a boost following the appointment of another Medical Negligence specialist to its team – which is now the largest Medical Negligence team in South West Wales. Solicitor Rebecca Bennett has joined JCP Solicitors...

JCP Staff Get In A Spin For Cancer Charity At Summer Soiree

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It was more about trainers and energy drinks than gowns and Pimms when we enjoyed our annual summer party on Friday 19th June. Staff saddled up for an all-day spinathon to help raise £800 for Macmillan Cancer Support – and to lend our backing to...

JCP Sponsor 2015 Radio Pembrokeshire Business Awards

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Public voting for the 2015 Radio Pembrokeshire Business Awards with Port of Milford Haven is now open. Radio Pembrokeshire would like to thank all who nominated businesses and business people from across the county of Pembrokeshire. The judges really...

Organisers Hail JCP Swansea Half Marathon A Great Success For The City

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Five thousand runners from 25 different countries took to the streets of Swansea on Sunday 14th June to test their mettle in the second JCP Swansea Half Marathon. Runners of all abilities joined the sell-out event, from elite athletes to fun runners in...

Farmer And TV Presenter Welcomed At Carmarthen Gathering

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Farmer and television presenter Adam Henson demonstrated how farmers need to be as comfortable with a business plan as they are with a baler when he was welcomed as guest of honour at a recent gathering at University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD) in...

Paint Brushes At The Ready For JCP Solicitors Helping Tenovus Cancer Care

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JCP Solicitors, got their overalls on and paintbrushes out in order to help the Carmarthen office of Tenovus Cancer Care. Wales’s leading cancer charity brings treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters most; the heart of...

JCP Attend BDA Conference.

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Over the next two days our Head of Healthcare, Chris Davies will be attending and speaking at the British Dental Association Conference in Manchester. Tomorrow (in association with the NASDAL, the National Association of Dental Accountants & Lawyers),...

Ask The Legal Expert: Where Is The Location Of My Boundaries?

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In this week’s Ask The Legal Expert blog, we get the latest specialist advice from our Property team: Where will I find information about the precise location of my boundaries? Newspapers sometime report on acrimonious neighbour disputes arising...

Why We All Should Make A Lasting Power Of Attorney

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Whilst we do not like to think about it, the number of those suffering with Dementia and Alzheimer’s is on the increase. Also due to a more advanced health service we are more likely to survive an illness, such as a stroke and heart attack. ...

Consultations Affecting The Private Rented Sector: An Update

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The Welsh Government has published two consultations which seeks views on the Regulation of Private Housing and a Code of Practice for landlords and agents in connection with the private rented sector. The consultation closes on 7 May 2015. For those...

New Trainee Solicitor Opportunities At JCP Solicitors In 2015 & 2016

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We are delighted to announce that we have exciting new opportunities for trainee solicitors commencing in September 2015 and 2016. We are looking to recruit two trainee solicitors who will be primarily based in our West Wales offices. One vacancy will...

Businesses Step Up To Take On A Corporate Challenge With A Difference

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It’s the latest development brought into action by event organisers for the upcoming JCP Swansea Half Marathon. Businesses across Wales are being urged to take part in the corporate challenge that has been introduced as a new addition to the race...

Own Property Abroad? The New EU Succession Rules May Affect You

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There is a new EU regulation in relation to succession known as Brussels IV. This regulation will apply to the succession of assets of those who die on or after 17th August 2015. The regulations govern which EU member states rules will apply to...

Career Drop In Session

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Did you know that you do not necessarily need to be a Solicitor to work in a law firm? If a legal career has ever appealed to you, why not come along and talk to us about our operational, administrative, paralegal and apprenticeship opportunities. JCP...

Ask The Legal Expert: Where Are My Deeds?

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In this week’s Ask The Legal Expert blog, we get the latest specialist advice from our Property team: I want to sell my house, but where are my deeds? When you originally bought your house, after successfully being registered as the new owner of...

JCP Solicitors Rural Practice Team Move To Carmarthen

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Leading Welsh law firm JCP Solicitors has relocated its specialist Rural Practice team under one roof in Carmarthen, as its practice continues to grow. The team, has come together in a dedicated office at The Old Vicarage on Picton Terrace in Carmarthen,...

HR Lunch And Learn With JCP Solicitors

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We are pleased to announce that we have released new topics and dates for our HR workshops for 2015. Renamed as HR Lunch & Learn, these informal and bite sized sessions will be taking place in Swansea and Carmarthen. They cover various HR...

JCP Swansea Half Marathon Needs Your Vote

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Swansea’s own Half Marathon has been shortlisted for the UK Running Awards 2015 and they need your vote as they compete in the best half marathon category. JCP Swansea Half Marathon is the only Welsh candidate in the half marathon category competing...

Merry Christmas from Everyone at JCP Solicitors

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Today we are having a Christmas jumper day to raise money to buy food for our local food banks. Doesn't everyone look fantastic! Best Wishes for a prosperous 2015 from everyone at JCP Solicitors. Here's our Christmas & New Year Office Hours...

New Stamp Duty Changes Explained

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Yesterday, the Chancellor George Osborne announced drastic changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) system for residential property, and these changes take effect from today. It is indicated that the revised system will result in savings for 98% of...

Run From The City To The Sea

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We had a great night last night with the organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon. An event was held in Morgans hotel in Swansea for 100 guests to celebrate the success of the 2014 race and to relaunch the 2015 event with a new exciting route. JCP...

Where There's A Will, There's A Way...

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Does anybody like the thought of making a Will? It’s not an easy subject to broach and many of us will simply put it off until another day. Whilst there are rules in place, known as the intestacy rules, which will apply where there is no Will, this may...

A Message From Pritchard Edwards As They Come Together With JCP Solicitors

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With JCP Solicitors and Pritchard Edwards coming together as of today, 1st October 2014, we wanted to say how much we are looking forward to working alongside the staff and clients here at JCP Solicitors. Pritchard Edwards has built a solid reputation for...

JCP Solicitors Kick Off 2014 Autumn/Winter Workshop Series

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Back by popular demand, JCP Solicitors have released a list of the legal update sessions due to take place in the Autumn & Winter of 2014 on various topics of interest to businesses in South and West Wales. These workshops are intended to be informal...

There's A Legend In All Of Us

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Every day, people are doing legendary things for good causes – sky diving, mountain climbing, marathon running to name a few. Gifts in Wills are lesser known, but equally legendary acts in the way they support charities. They are worth more than...

DIY Probate Administration Sees Will Claims Triple

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The increase in people deciding to act as executor and deal with a person’s estate without taking professional advice has meant claims at the High Court against executors for breach of their duty to a deceased’s estate have tripled in the last...

JCP At The Eisteddfod

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Joio yn y 'Steddfod - dewch i'n gweld yn y Neuadd Arddangos. Weloch chi ni ar y BBC neithiwr?! We are enjoying our time in the Eisteddfod this week. If you are visiting come and see us in the Exhibition Hall. Who saw us on BBC Wales last night?! If...

Could The Green Deal Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Help You?

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Could the Green Deal Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Fund help you? On 1st May 2014, The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that it would launch the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in order to support domestic energy...

Rearing Your Meat At Home

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In times gone by the killing of the farmers own stock for his family was one of the great things of living directly off the land. The memories of a farmer drinking his own herds milk or killing an animal in an outhouse for his family is something which may...

Land Registry Launch Alerts To Help Fight Property Fraud

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H M Land Registry has set up an alert system to help property owners protect themselves against property fraud. Property fraud can happen by fraudsters impersonating the registered owner or, the fraudsters can use forged documents to attempt to acquire...

Calling All Landlords...

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Are you ready to comply with the new Welsh Government regulations to ensure that you are not held liable for your tenants’ water bills? Effective from 1 January 2015, under new regulations introduced by the Welsh Government, if you own a residential...

Aberystwyth A Changing Coastline?

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We are all familiar with Aberystwyth's historic Victorian sea front and were shocked to see the devastation visited upon it by the storms last week. Whilst the effect upon the town has been immediate what has been forgotten is the effect upon the...

A System Is Only As Good As It's Weakest Link

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Developments in science has been instrumental in bringing clarity to difficult issues in court. The benefits of these advances are well publicised in terms of DNA, fingerprints and computer aided reconstruction. Over reliance on these systems can though...

Are You A Wales YFC Member? Win An IPad Mini!

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JCP Solicitors are proud to be working in partnership with Wales YFC having recently agreed a two year sponsorship deal to support their Junior Member of the Year competition. To celebrate this partnership JCP Solicitors’...

Lasting Powers Of Attorney - Are They Really That Important?

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Thinking and talking about what would happen to our assets and finances if we suffered from a serious accident or mental illness is not something we like to think about. Sadly these situations do happen and usually without warning....