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How Will the New Labour Government Impact the Welsh Rental Market?

Benjamin Davies
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On 4th July 2024, the UK saw a change of government to the Labour Party. This means we will see changes in policy and legislation across multiple sectors, not least within the Welsh rental market. The Welsh Assembly Government’s Labour-led Senedd will...

New Directors Leading the Way at JCP Solicitors

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South-Wales based JCP Solicitors has recently appointed two new Directors, demonstrating the law firm’s commitment to developing future leaders. This double promotion names Lauren Protheroe in Medical Negligence and Ben Davies in Property...

Labour's Proposed Cohabitation Law Changes - What Could this Mean for Couples?

Angela Killa
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Our Family Law team at JCP Solicitors is often asked about divorce settlements, child-centred co-parenting approaches, and pre-nuptial agreements, among other issues to resolve. However, the fastest-growing family setup is the unmarried cohabiting...

Changes to the Renting Homes (Wales) Act: What Landlords Need to Know

Benjamin Davies
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As the Renting Homes (Wales) Act has updated the law on tenancies in Wales, Ben Davies , a Director in our Property Litigation team, explains how some of the changes will impact landlords and tenants in Wales. Welsh housing law underwent a seismic change...

Boomerang Bounce Back: Covid Loans Lead to Director Disqualifications

Lisbeth Barry
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In 2020, the UK Government introduced a raft of measures to help support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic such as underwriting loans, grants and increasing tax allowances. The Bounce Back loan scheme enabled struggling but viable SMEs to borrow up to...

Community Sponsorship Round-up: How #TeamJCP Supports Local

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At JCP, we are proud to support the communities in which we are based and as a trusted, local law firm that supports our clients through life, we are committed to putting our words into action with our #TeamJCP Community Sponsorship Scheme. Throughout our...

Dementia Action Week: Empower your loved ones with Lasting Powers of Attorney

Beverley Bowen
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The 13th – 19th May 2024 marks Dementia Action Week , a poignant time to address the challenges faced by those living with dementia and their loved ones. A vital part of supporting a loved one who is showing signs of dementia or even before this is...

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day - know the causes, effects, and when to contact a solicitor

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Every four hours, someone in the UK sustains a spinal cord injury . Whether caused through personal injury or medical negligence, damage to the spinal cord can have a catastrophic effect on a patient’s strength, sensation, and quality of life. ...

Misdiagnosis of Bowel Cancer this Awareness Month

Nick O'Neill
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April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Bowel Cancer UK is calling for people to spot the symptoms early, to have the best chance for successful treatment. What is Bowel Cancer? Bowel cancer, sometimes referred to as colon cancer, rectal cancer or...

A Day in the Life of a Trainee Solicitor at JCP

Emily Wellington
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Emily Wellington joined JCP Solicitors in August 2022 as a Legal Assistant in our Agricultural and Property Litigation team based in Cardiff. After a year of working within the team, Emily began her training contract and is now in her second seat. Emily...

Networking success at Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch

Georgina Walters
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West Wales businesses recently came together for the Spring Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch to connect with others in the region and hear a talk from the Director of the National Botanic Gardens of Wales , Dr Lucy Sutherland. Hosted by JCP...

JCP Solicitors Announces Three Senior Promotions

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JCP Solicitors, headquartered in Swansea, has announced a series of three internal promotions naming Claire Davies , Emily Summer , and Alice Rowlands as Senior Associates.   Leading legal cases concerning Family, Commercial Litigation and Lifetime...

Shareholder disputes: the landmark ruling of THG PLC vs Zedra

Andrew Meech
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Andrew Meech, Director and Joint Head of Commercial Litigation at JCP Solicitors, explains the impact of THG Plc Ors V Zedra Trust Company on the procedure of unfair prejudice petitions within a company. An unfair prejudice petition occurs when a minority...

Will AI, Won't AI - should AI write our Wills?

Mike Downey
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As AI becomes more prevalent in our professional and personal lives, the question arises: should artificial intelligence (AI) be trusted with legal responsibility? Mike Downey, Director & Head of Lifetime Planning in East Wales, explains why it...

Brain Injury Group Donates £3,000 to Local Services

Mei Li
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The South West Wales Brain Injury Group (SWWBIG) has announced donations to two local health boards, giving £1,000 each to Neath Port Talbot Neuro Rehabilitation Unit and the Community Brain Injury Services at Swansea Bay and Hywel Dda University...

Surrogacy: Taking a Practical and Personal Approach

Angela Killa
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Angela Killa, Director in the Family Law team at JCP Solicitors in Carmarthen, gives advice to families and potential surrogates considering the surrogacy route. In the last 12 years, this area of family law has grown by 350%. So, if you are considering...

Residence Nil Rate Band - The pitfalls

Lauren Edwards
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In April 2017, the Residence Nil Rate Band was introduced to provide an additional Inheritance Tax Relief for homeowners who wanted to leave their property to a direct descendant. Any unused portion of this Relief is transferrable between married couples....

JCP Solicitors CEO supports adaptive ski trip

Hayley Davies
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JCP Solicitors’ CEO Hayley Davies and her family generously volunteered to drive adaptive ski equipment to France, as part of the Ski4All Wales annual SkiBears trip. Giving children and young adults with physical, neurological, or visual deficits the...

Birth Injury in Swansea Bay

Keith Thomas
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Following the recent decision to appoint an Independent Review of Maternity and Neonatal services at Swansea Bay University Health Board, Keith Thomas, Director and Head of Birth Injury Services at JCP Solicitors, shares his experience of birth injury...

Landowners Don't Be Left In a Mess Over Fly-tipping

Rhys Evans
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Fly-tipping, the illegal dumping of waste on land or water, not only spoils our enjoyment of our towns and countryside but can also affect the environment, harming wildlife and potentially our own health. Repeated instances can also affect property...

Expert advice when buying a new build home

Emma Gilroy
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Buying a new build home comes with many advantages. You can choose the décor, you are the first owner, major repairs and problems are less likely and maintenance is less costly. However, buying a new build property can also come with its own...

Apprenticeship Week Wales 2024 - Meet our Future Solicitor

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To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week Wales 2024, we asked our future legal expert, Carolina Galanti, about her time as an apprentice with us at JCP Solicitors. Carolina is an 18-year-old apprentice within our Court of Protection team. Born in Italy,...

40 Reasons to Raise Money for Charity with JCP Director and Swansea Bay Business Club

Amy Seppman
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Following a two-year term as Deputy President of Swansea Bay Business Club , Amy Seppman - Marketing Director and one of the business owners at JCP Solicitors - is taking the helm as the Club’s President, following in the footsteps of JCP Solicitors...

Senior Appointments Strengthen Solicitors' Commercial Offering

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One of Wales’ best known law firms, JCP Solicitors, announces three senior appointments across Commercial and Agriculture & Property Litigation, further strengthening its offering for commercial and rural clients in Wales and beyond. The...

Landmark decision for Dispute Resolution from the Court of Appeal

Andrew Meech
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In a groundbreaking decision following the recent case of Churchill vs Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council (2023), the Court of Appeal has transformed the landscape of court-involved dispute resolution. Andrew Meech, Director and Joint Head of Commercial...

What is Divorce Day, and how can separating couples find support?

Angela Killa
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Angela Killa, Director in the Family team at JCP Solicitors, offers advice and guidance to couples who plan to start divorce proceedings. Although the length of marriages in the UK is increasing and divorce rates are going down, 42% of UK marriages end in...

Martin Lewis recommends: Power of Attorney

Beverley Bowen
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Do you have a Power of Attorney? Leading money-saving expert Martin Lewis has recently shared his advice on the subject, saying that a Power of Attorney (LPA) is not just for older people, it is for everyone. In this blog, Director and Head of Lifetime...

Happy New Year from JCP Solicitors

Noel Liemann
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The legal world has long been notorious for the prolix obfuscation of its language, using four words where one would do in order, it is thought, to keep lay people in the dark. For the last twenty years or so, however, steps have been taken to make things...

JCP Strengthens Agricultural and Property Litigation team with New Senior Associate

Sally Milliner
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JCP Solicitors’ Agricultural and Property Litigation team continues to grow, with our latest senior appointment to the Cardiff office, Sally Milliner.   Bringing over 15 years’ experience handling contentious matters, Sally is a highly...

Banks v Goodfellow: Understanding the Landmark Case in Testamentary Capacity

Richard Howells
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Banks v Goodfellow is a landmark legal case that set a precedent in defining the standard for testamentary capacity, which refers to the mental capacity required to make a valid will. This case, established in 1870, remains a cornerstone in the legal...

Safeguarding your business and staff this festive season

Catherine Almeida
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"Our annual Christmas party is coming up, but I’m concerned about keeping our employees safe and protecting our company's reputation. What measures can we take to ensure there are no issues?" Employers are ultimately legally...

Top tips to avoiding festive falls, slips and trips

Ian Rees
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With Christmas just weeks away, more and more people will be wrapping up and heading out to enjoy the festivities or get in some last-minute shopping. However, with temperatures plunging and the nights getting darker far earlier, people are more at risk of...

Proprietary Estoppel in Farming Families: Understanding Rights and Claims

Richard Howells
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In the realm of farming families and inheritance, proprietary estoppel can play a significant role in addressing claims and rights concerning property and land. This legal doctrine, often prevalent in agricultural settings, aims to address situations where...

JCP's Sean Boucher appointed as STEP member

Sean Boucher
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Carmarthen-based Sean Boucher , Director and Head of Lifetime Planning - West Wales at JCP Solicitors, has been appointed as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - becoming one of West Wales’ few...

Understanding Will Disputes: Navigating Challenges in Estate Distribution

Richard Howells
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Will disputes, unfortunately, can arise and complicate the distribution of assets following the passing of an individual. These conflicts often stem from various reasons, leading to legal battles, emotional strain, and family discord. Understanding the key...

Ask the Legal Expert - How would a Will protect our family farm?

Sean Boucher
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"Our family farm has passed through several generations and I would like to protect it for future generations. Would drafting a Will help me achieve this?” Having a correctly drafted Will can provide peace of mind in ensuring your farm passes...

Ask the Legal Expert - How will developments in employment law impact our business?

Catherine Almeida
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Employment law is consistently developing, as legislation can often take longer to catch up with the changes in employment trends we see across workplaces. Working-from-home setups have revolutionised the way many of us work, with employers offering...

Ask the Legal Expert: I think a Will is invalid and I want to contest this, but I don't know what to do

Tomas Davies
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When a loved one passes this is understandably an emotionally difficult time, and, if you feel that the Will detailing what should happen with that person’s estate is invalid, you may not know where to turn. At JCP Solicitors, we have an expert, caring...

Take extra care throughout Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali celebrations

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As the clocks go back and the dark evenings draw out in front of us, many of us are eagerly lighting up sparklers, carving pumpkins, and preparing for Diwali festivities. However, during the Festival of Light, Halloween or Bonfire Night celebrations,...

Ask the Legal Expert: How Will 'Jade's Law' Better Protect Children in Wales?

Angela Killa
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In October 2023, Jade’s Law was announced by the Justice Secretary - marking a change to the Victims and Prisoners Bill, aiming to better protect children from harm. The introduction of Jade’s Law will see the Bill amended so that a parent...

JCP Solicitors Welcomes Three New Owners as Company Growth Continues

Hayley Davies
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One of Wales’ best-known law firms, JCP Solicitors, has announced the appointment of three new Business Owners: Directors Andrew Meech , Rhys Evans and Thomas Rees . Andrew Meech, Director and Joint Head of Commercial Litigation, Rhys Evans,...

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis: JCP Directors tackle Three Peaks Challenge

Emma Gilroy
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September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month , and on 29 September 2023, our Director and Head of Residential Property Emma Gilroy and Director and Head of Lifetime Planning Chris Shaw will play their part by taking on the ultimate hiking feat:...

Ask The Legal Expert - Managing Money During Divorce

Angela Killa
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Angela Killa, Director in our Family team, shares her top tips on money management while navigating the divorce process.       1. Keep communication lines as open as possible While divorce is an undeniably stressful process, your...

Carmarthen Solicitor selected to advise Children's Commissioner for Wales

Angela Killa
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Angela Killa , Director in the Family team at JCP Solicitors and based in the firm’s Carmarthen office, has recently been appointed to the advisory panel for the Children’s Commissioner for Wales – a prestigious role which will see her...

Head of Family at JCP Solicitors Answers Your Common Questions on Divorce

Jill Bulteel
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The difficult decision to start divorce proceedings can leave you with an abundance of questions. How do I start proceedings? How long does it take? And how will our children be affected? These are just some of the most common questions couples ask when...

How do I pass on my digital assets when I die?

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It is very important that we all consider making a Will, as this enables us to set out where we want our assets to go after our death. As part of this process, many of us also opt to make a record of our digital assets in order to assist our loved ones after...

Ask the Legal Expert: How Can I Make My House Move As Efficient As Possible?

Rhian Jervis
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Director and Deputy Head of Residential Property Rhian Jervis  at JCP Solicitors shares her top tips on making the home-buying process as smooth as possible. 1: Check your conveyancing quote carefully Conveyancing is the branch of...

Ask the Legal Expert - Should I draft a Will to protect my family farm?

Gemma Tooze
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“Our family farm has passed through several generations and I would like to protect it for future generations. Will a Will help me achieve this?” For many farmers, their farm is their most treasured asset and it is important to seek legal...

Women in Wales announces £30,000 raised for children's charities

Betsan Powell
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On 12 May 2023, £30,000 was raised at the 29th annual luncheon hosted by Women in Wales – a charity currently chaired by Betsan Powell , Director and Head of Commercial Services at JCP Solicitors. Founded in 1992, the Women in Wales...

Advice on public rights of way through fields with livestock

Rhys Evans
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"There is a public right of way through my land where I graze cattle and I’m concerned that either my animals, or a walker, could be injured. What steps can I take to prevent this?" Public rights of way can be found across the majority of...

How do I prevent a boundary dispute on my farm from getting costly and creating tension with my neighbour?

Rhys Evans
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"I’m planning on redeveloping parts of my farmland however it has become clear that there is a potential boundary issue with my neighbour. What should I do to avoid an expensive dispute and damaging my relationship with my neighbour?" ...

Ask The Legal Expert - Management Buyouts

Betsan Powell
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"Our management team have been invited to consider an MBO for the business we work for, but we are new to the process. What do we need to consider?” MBOs involve the management team buying the business they manage, consequently gaining a stake...

Local Law Firm Proud Sponsors of Tenby's LC Kinder

Georgina Walters
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JCP Solicitors is delighted to once again be sponsoring the LC Kinder event at this year’s Long Course Weekend in Tenby. The law firm, which has offices across west Wales including Pembrokeshire, has been proud sponsors of this popular sporting...

Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for Civil Partnered and Unmarried Couples

Cherrie Powell
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As we celebrate Pride Month, here’s some expert advice on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for civil partnered and cohabiting couples. Wills Many couples (whether in a mixed-sex or same-sex relationship) are not married or in a civil...

JCP Joins Visit Pembrokeshire as a Strategic Partner

Betsan Powell
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With three Pembrokeshire-based offices, we actively support local people across a range of specialisms in the region including private client and business services, which is why we’re thrilled to announce our support for Visit Pembrokeshire , as we...

Ask The Legal Expert - Court Order Appeals

Emma John
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“I’ve been to the Family Court and I don’t agree with the order made, what can I do?” You may have the right to appeal a decision that has been made by the Family Court. If your appeal is successful, the Court can vary or discharge...

JCP Solicitors' Favourite Memories from the Swansea Half Marathon

Hayley Davies
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For almost a decade people from across South Wales and beyond have laced up their running shoes for what is now known as the Swansea University Swansea Half Marathon . The sporting event, which was first established in 2014, proudly partnered with legal...

Personal Relationships in the Work Place - 4 Key Policies That Every Employer Should Consider

Catherine Almeida
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The headlines involving Phillip Schofield's personal relationship with his colleague has probably got everyone in Employment and HR roles thinking about workplace relationships from an HR perspective. It is common for personal relationships (both...

JCP Solicitors advises on acquisition of environmental leader Spencer Group

Betsan Powell
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Specialist environmental land management company Spencer Group has been acquired by a world leader in sustainable solutions as part of a significant deal advised on by JCP Solicitors. Spencer Group, which comprises land management and environmental...

Housing Agricultural Workers in Wales

Rhys Evans
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The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 has eliminated special status for agricultural workers in Wales and now their tenancies will be the same as any other occupier. Under the new legislation occupation contracts will replace existing tenancies and licenses....

JCP Solicitors crowned at Welsh Law Awards 2023

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On Wednesday 3 May, #TeamJCP attended the Welsh Law Awards at Hilton Hotel, Cardiff – where we were crowned the South Wales Law Awards ‘Champion of Champions’, as well as winning awards for Conveyancing and Personal Injury. A...

Women in Wales Appointment for Betsan Powell

Betsan Powell
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Betsan Powell has been appointed Chair for Women in Wales for two years, a registered charity doing stellar work, fundraising for children throughout Wales. Betsan, who is a Director and Head of Commercial Services at JCP Solicitors, will bring her quiet...

Top Tips for Staying Injury Free While Cycling

Ian Rees
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With significant changes to the Highway Code in 2022, cyclists should now be safer than ever as they have greater rights when travelling on the roads, with motorists encouraged to give way to cyclists, and ensure they are treated more safely and equivalent...

Celebrating our #TeamJCP Conveyancing Heroes

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We are proud of our hardworking Conveyancers who go over and above to help our clients buy their dream homes. In a time where we have all been faced with or read about frauds and scams, they also make sure that what is probably the biggest purchase of a...

Prestigious New Role for JCP Solicitors' Director, Andrew Meech

Andrew Meech
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A Director at one of Wales’ best known law firms, Andrew Meech , has been appointed Under Sheriff of West Glamorgan. Andrew, who is a Director and the Joint Head of Commercial Litigation at JCP Solicitors, will bring his considerable drive and...

Proposed Changes to the Law around Surrogacy

Angela Killa
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The much-anticipated report on Surrogacy from The Law Commission was published on 29 March 2023. It has been 6 years in the making and the result of an in-depth consultation process. The report, also accompanied with a draft bill, proposes a number of...

Swansea Half Marathon - Keep safe whilst training

Kirsty Meech
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Right now you will be at week 3 of your 12-week training plan for the Swansea University Swansea Half Marathon , a race that we have been involved with as title sponsor since 2014. Running is a great way of keeping your fitness levels up as well as...

Expert advice on preventing pressure sores

Nick O'Neill
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"I’m due to go into hospital for surgery but I’m concerned about developing pressure sores during my recovery as I have diabetes, which puts me at higher risk of this. Is there anything I can let the doctors know, or do myself to prevent...

Five Directors appointed at leading legal firm JCP Solicitors

Hayley Davies
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Five members of one of Wales’ best-known law firms, JCP Solicitors, have been appointed to the role of Director as it continues to strengthen its senior team. The legal firm, which has offices across south and west Wales, has promoted staff from its...

Not So Useful Utility!

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“I have purchased some land. Pursuant to a deed granted several years ago, a utilities company has a right to cross my land to maintain its telecoms site. This telecoms site is only accessible over my land. Unfortunately, the utilities company is...

Private Residential Landlord? Have you made the changes?

Lauren Edwards
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The new Renting Homes (Wales) Act (2016) (“the Act”) was implemented on 1 December 2022 and introduced considerable changes of which private residential landlords must be aware. These changes are effective immediately. A key change under the Act...

Lasting Powers of Attorney - How Prepared Are You?

Ryan Davies
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The number of registered Lasting Powers of Attorneys (LPAs) has increased drastically in recent years to more than 6 million . This could be down to the fact that more and more people are living with diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Lasting...

What is the difference between a lease and an option agreement from energy companies?

Rhys Evans
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"I’ve been approached by an energy company about having a wind farm built on my land, but what is the difference between an option and a lease agreement?" With renewable energy becoming more popular among homeowners across the UK, many...

What are proof of funds and why do solicitors ask for it?

Emma Gilroy
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Many people who have bought a house, a business, shares in a company, created a Trust or been through financial settlement in a divorce will know that we ask you to provide details of your overall wealth and proof of where your money has come from. ...

World Cancer Day - the power of knowledge

Sarah Fawkes-Grey
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World Cancer Day is an international day marked on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. It's important to contact your GP regarding any new or worrying symptoms such as: Coughing, chest...

JCP's brain injury experts recognised alongside UK's best

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Three of JCP’s brain injury experts have been recognised among the best in this year’s Headway Head Injury Solicitors Directory . Our specialist legal experts Mei Li, Matthew Owen, and Keith Thomas have once again been listed amongst...

JCP Solicitors celebrates continued appointment to prestigious NFU Cymru Panel

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JCP Solicitors has been appointed to the prestigious NFU Cymru Panel for another three years securing its position as the legal firm of choice for thousands of members of Wales’ farming community. The legal firm has been named as the NFU’s...

JCP Solicitors donates £500 to homeless charity Llamau thanks to Pudding Race

Rhys Evans
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Women and young people facing homelessness across Wales received a generous funding boost thanks to JCP Solicitors. Llamau received a donation of over £500 from the law firm due to its sponsorship of the 32nd Merthyr Mawr Pudding Race. The funds...

Charities get vital funding boost thanks to Swansea & District Law Society

Chris Davies
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Two vital Swansea-based charities have received a welcome funding boost thanks to Swansea & District Law Society . Langland Bay Lifeguard Club and YMCA Swansea have received over £1,200 each after being selected as the Society’s...

Can I prevent the public from claiming an official right of way through my land?

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"A walking group is cutting through my land as part of their route and I’m concerned they could claim this as a public right of way, what can I do to prevent this?" If they have just started using the cut through then they should be...

2B Enterprising announces JCP Solicitors as landmark 100th educational corporate partner

Hayley Davies
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Swansea-based enterprise education resource provider, 2B Enterprising , is celebrating after welcoming JCP Solicitors as its milestone 100th corporate partner supporting its innovative entrepreneurial education programme. 2B Enterprising has created The...

Company Insolvency - What are my Responsibilities as Director?

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The Insolvency Service has recently published its monthly statistics for recorded insolvencies of registered companies in England and Wales. Insolvency rates for registered companies in July 2022 were 67% higher than in July 2021. The statistics also show a...

Everything you need to know about no-fault divorce to mark Good Divorce Week

Angela Killa
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Divorce is frequently ranked as one of the top five most stressful events in a person’s life. With couples previously forced to legally blame the other for the breakup, added to the emotional strain, physical upheaval, and financial fallout - it can...

We Want to Start a Family Via Surrogacy. What Do We Need to Know?

Jill Bulteel
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Surrogacy has hit the headlines this week with Australian actress Rebel Wilson announcing that she has become a mother for the first time via surrogate. The comedic actress announced the birth of her child and shared an image of her daughter Royce Lilly,...

JCP Solicitors appoints 13 Senior Associates as part of career restructure

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Thirteen members of one of Wales’ leading law firms, JCP Solicitors, have been appointed to the role of Senior Associate as it continues to strengthen its career opportunities to support its ongoing growth. The legal firm, which has offices across...

Property prices hit record high in Wales - but Land Transaction Tax change could help first time buyers

Emma Gilroy
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First-time buyers may be dismayed to hear that property prices in Wales soared to a record high in September this year– with significant double-digit price rises seen across 16 authorities. All 22 areas across Wales experienced increases,...

Associate Worker Status - It's Complicated

Chris Davies
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Following the recent N Sejpal-v-Rodericks Dental case (EAT-2020-001407-AT), there has been discussion in the dental sector about the status of Associates and whether they are self-employed, workers, or both. Worker status is relevant for tax, employment...

Take extra care this Halloween and Bonfire Night

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Everyone loves carving a pumpkin, lighting up a sparkler or setting off fireworks this time of year. But a rogue firework or a flammable costume could leave revellers haunted by the memory of Bonfire Night and Halloween. Here Sam Bateman, a Legal...

What Can Farming Tenants and Landlords Do If They Cannot Reach an Agreement About Accessing Sustainable Farming Schemes?

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"If a farming tenant wants to access the Sustainable Farming Scheme what legal rights do they have to access it? And what can landlords do if they can’t reach an agreement around this?" On September 26 the Agriculture (Wales) Bill was...

Turning the UK Pink and Blue for Baby Loss

Sarah Fawkes-Grey
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Many buildings and landmarks will be turning pink and blue between the 9th and 15th October for the annual baby loss awareness week. The Baby Loss Awareness Alliance are working to raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss, providing support to anyone...

Creditors Beware: Petition Deposits to Rise

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On 1 November 2022 petition deposits, the amount paid to pursue bankruptcy proceedings against an individual or winding up proceedings against a company, will rise by more than 50%. The deposit paid when pursuing bankruptcy against an individual is set...

JCP Solicitors Boosts Conveyancing Expertise With New Appointments

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JCP Solicitors is pleased to have strengthened its leading Residential Property team with two new recruits who will unlock faster matter turnaround and support growth. Joe Hawkins and Katie Walters have joined the firm’s specialist Residential...

One Strike and You're Out?

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“I am a Commercial Landlord and I have found out that my Tenant has been struck off the register, what happens next?” A company can be struck off the Register of Companies for a number of reasons. While some companies have fallen foul of the...

Welcome to Jenna and Rachael - Fresh Talent For Commercial Property and Family

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We are pleased to welcome Jenna Birch and Rachael Price to the JCP Solicitors' fold with both bringing a combination of talent, professionalism and experience to their new roles. Jenna is an Associate Solicitor in JCP’s Commercial Property team,...

JCP Solicitors Boosts Commercial Expertise With New Appointments

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JCP Solicitors is pleased to have strengthened the services it provides to businesses in South Wales with two new recruits, Jessica Lawson and David Goodway , who both bring a wealth of expertise with them. Jessica Lawson joins as an Associate Solicitor in...

Angela To Further Champion The Needs of Families In Legal Proceedings

Angela Killa
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Congratulations to Angela Killa , Associate Solicitor in our Family Team on her appointment to Resolution ’s Children Committee.     Having been on the Law Society’s Children Panel for over 10 years, this important new role will...

Reduce Your Inheritance Tax Bill by Remembering A Charity

Tanya Tremelling
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Making a Will is the best way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. Whether you wish to pass assets and items to your family or to help a charity that is important to you or has helped you or your family through a difficult time. You...

Immunotherapy Treatment Will Be Available by the NHS for Mesothelioma Patients in England and Wales

Ian Rees
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Our Asbestos team is delighted to hear the news that the first immunotherapy treatment for 14 years is to be made available by the NHS for mesothelioma patients in England and Wales. Mesothelioma UK , the national asbestos-related cancer charity, has...

Ask The Legal Expert: I Have Persistent Late Payers. What Can I Do?

David Owen
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David Owen, a Director in the Commercial Litigation team at JCP Solicitors, advises business owners on late payment issues.  Late payments have been a persistent thorn in the side of SMEs for many years, with bigger and more robust businesses often...

Could A Property Trust Will Help You?

Alice Rowlands
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"My husband and I have made Wills that say when one of us dies everything passes to the survivor. Then, when the survivor dies, everything passes to our daughter. If we have to go into nursing care, will our wishes be respected?" Many couples...