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Lasting Power of Attorney and refunds

Lasting Power of Attorney and refunds

Lasting Power of Attorney A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to choose two attorneys who would assist you if you ever lose your mental capacity. There are two different powers of attorney to choose from: Health and Welfare – This allows your attorneys to make decisions …

Making a Will

Making a Will

Making a will Your will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die; all these things together are called your Estate. Statistics suggest that almost two thirds of the UK adult population have no Will, despite the fact that more than three quarters of ad…

JW Hughes is Supporting International Students

JW Hughes is Supporting International Students

JW Hughes is supporting International Students Oliver Sanders is gaining valuable work experience at JW Hughes & Co. He is a student at Poitiers University in France where he is studying languages and he is here to learn about all aspects of the business. Fluent in French and Italian, Oliver ha…

Changes to the Energy Performance Certificate

Changes to the Energy Performance Certificate

Changes to EPC Regulations from the 1st April 2018 Currently, in the majority of cases it is a legal requirement that any property being marketed for sale or to let must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate. The responsibility falls on the owner of the property to obtain the Certificate. The…

Changes to the Stamp Duty Tax in Wales

Changes to the Stamp Duty Tax in Wales

Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax from the 1st April 2018 From the 1st April there will no longer be Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) paid on property purchases in Wales. The Welsh Government have obtained their own powers to set their own rates of tax on property purchasers. SDLT has been re…

Good Luck Gill

Good Luck Gill

Our IT and administration assistant, Gillian Townsend, is going off on maternity leave this week. Gill works in both offices doing an excellent job of IT and administrative support. We wish you all the best Gill for your growing family and look forward to seeing you again when the little one is here…

Well done Alaw

Well done Alaw

We are pleased to announce that Alaw Pari is beginning her training contract with JW Hughes & Co. She has been with us at the Llandudno office working as a paralegal since March 2017.  Alaw studied law at Aberystwyth University and followed that with the legal practice course in Chester in …

Upcoming Free Advice Clinics

Upcoming Free Advice Clinics

Public Liability Personal Injury Claim– Settled for £8,000.00.

Public Liability Personal Injury Claim– Settled for £8,000.00.

I have just settled another Personal Injury Claim for a gentleman who suffered injuries to his knee and back as a result of an accident in which he tripped over a raised flagstone. The claim was successfully settled for £8,000.00.  If you wish to make a claim and wish for expert advice, p…

Agnes Hughes - the First Lady Solicitor in Wales

Agnes Hughes - the First Lady Solicitor in Wales

Agnes Twiston Hughes worked at her father's practice,  JW Hughes and Co., in Conwy from 1923 until her retirement in 1961. She was the first Welsh lady solicitor.

Welcome Olivia and Grace!

Welcome Olivia and Grace!

Welcome Olivia and Grace This week we welcome two new members of staff, Olivia, who will be based in our Conwy office on reception and with the administrative team and Grace, who will be based Llandudno who will be helping with social media and administration. A big warm welcome from the JW Hu…

March Free Advice Clinics

March Free Advice Clinics

March Free Advice Clinics Tuesday 6th March 4.00-5.30pm Llandudno Office  Tuesday 13th March 4.00-5.30pm Llandudno Office  Tuesday 20th March 4.00-5.30pm Llandudno Office  Monday 26th March 8.30-11.00am Conwy Office Tuesday 27th March 4.00-5.30pm Lla…

Contemplating Divorce? The Key Essentials

Contemplating Divorce? The Key Essentials

Contemplating ending your marriage or civil partnership can be daunting to say the least and is for many utterly terrifying. This dispiriting prospect has led many individuals to remain in unhappy, loveless and sometimes violent marriages for many years, and for some indefinitely. Over the year…

Next Free Advice Clinics

Next Free Advice Clinics

September Free Advice Clinics Tuesday 19th September 4pm - 5.30pm   Llandudno Office Monday 25th September 8.30am - 11am  Conwy Office Tuesday 26th September 4pm - 5.30pm   Llandudno Office  

Road Traffic Accident Personal Injury Claim– Settled for over £5,000.00.

Road Traffic Accident Personal Injury Claim– Settled for over £5,000.00.

Road Traffic Accident Personal Injury Claim– Settled for over £5,000.00.   I have just settled another Personal Injury Claim for a gentleman who suffered whiplash type injuries as a result of a road traffic accident along with exacerbation of pre-existing left hip pain and discomfo…

Personal Injury Accreditation

Personal Injury Accreditation

Well done Ian Williams for gaining accreditation from The Law Society's Personal Injury Panel. The Personal Injury Accreditation covers all work undertaken by solicitors and Legal Executives (CILEx), on behalf of victims and their dependants, who have suffered personal or fatal injury as a resu…

August - Free Advice Clinics

August - Free Advice Clinics

August/Sept Free Advice Clinics Friday 4th August 9.00am - 12.30pm - Llangefni Citizens Advice Tuesday 8th August 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office Tuesday 15th August 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office Tuesday 22nd August 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office Friday 25th August 9.30am - 1.00pm - Cae…

Caernarfon Free Advice Clinic

Caernarfon Free Advice Clinic

Road Traffic Accident Personal Injury Claim – Settled for over £3,500.00!

Road Traffic Accident Personal Injury Claim – Settled for over £3,500.00!

I have just settled another claim for over £3,500.00 for a lady who suffered injuries as a result of Road Traffic Accident. As advised in my previous post, the whiplash reforms are back on the Government’s Agenda and although no set date has been made for the changes to come into effect…

Personal Injury Settlements

Personal Injury Settlements

Unguarded manhole accident – Settled for over £13,000.00 I have just settled a claim for a gentleman who stepped into an unguarded manhole in the highway and tripped and fell. He suffered a large cut to the ring finger and small finger on his right hand as a result of the accident. The…

Quarterly Feedback review for 2017

Quarterly Feedback review for 2017

Our quarterly feedback review has great results! 93% of our clients thought our service was excellent, 7% said our service was good.

June - Free Advice Clinics

June - Free Advice Clinics

Tuesday 6th June 2017 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office Tuesday 13th June 2017 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office Tuesday 20th June 2017 2.30pm - 6.00pm - Caernarfon Library, Pavilion Hill, Caernarfon, LL55 1AS) Tuesday 20th June 2017 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office Monday 26th June 2017 4.00pm …

Congratulations Joseph Hendron

Congratulations Joseph Hendron

A member of our team has been promoted to partner within the firm. Joseph Hendron who started with the firm in 2008 as a Trainee Solicitor, later qualifying to practising Solicitor in July 2011. Joseph has a strong client base assisting clients within the family department, crime and employment. He …

Welcome Pip!

Welcome Pip!

A big warm welcome to Pip who has recently joined the J W Hughes Team! Philippa (Pip for short) will be working on reception at our Llandudno Office.

May - Free Advice Clinics

May - Free Advice Clinics

Free Advice Clinics Our next free advice clinics are: 02/05/17 Tues 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office 09/05/17 Tues 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office 16/05/17 Tues 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office 22/05/17 Mon 8.30am - 11.00am -Conwy Office 23/05/17 Tues 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office 30/0…

March - Free Advice Clinics

March - Free Advice Clinics

Free Advice Clinics Our next free advice clinics are: 07/03/17 Tues 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office 13/03/17 Mon 2.30pm - 6.30pm - Caernarfon Library, Pavilion Hill, Caernarfon LL55 1AS 14/03/17 Tues 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office 21/03/17 Tues 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Llandudno Office 27/03/17 Mo…