Solicitors in Letchworth, Herts

We provide client focused advice in our core areas of legal expertise: Family Law, Children Law and Personal Injury Law. We listen carefully to the needs of our clients and provide a personal service.

GC Solicitors are an established Hertfordshire law firm with a strong local focus. Based in Letchworth, our specialist teams offer a range of expert legal services to our clients.
Family Law solicitor Letchworth

Family Law

We understand how distressing a marriage/relationship breakdown can be, and our solicitors are trained to sensitively advise and guide you throughout this emotional and distressing time.
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Children law solicitor Letchworth

Children Law

Our experienced specialist solicitors can advise you in this highly sensitive and complicated area of Law involving the Local Authority and Social Services.
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Personal Injury Law solicitor Letchworth

Personal Injury Law

If you have suffered an injury our expert team of solicitors can guide you through the claims process and advise you throughout while you concentrate on your recovery.
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Our Accreditations

Letchworth Solicitors - community legal service
Letchworth Solicitors - personal injury accredited
Letchworth Solicitors - children law accredited
Letchworth Solicitors - association of costs lawyers
Letchworth Solicitors - costs lawyer standards board

Latest News

England Matches - Give Domestic Violence the Red Card
Whilst the Nation has been gripped with World Cup fever after England’s impressive run to the semi finals, an important issue has emerged with a campaign and research raising awareness about domestic violence during the 2018 World Cup.

It was published by a domestic violence charity who wanted to draw attention to this issue while all of our eyes were firmly fixed on the sport. The figure was taken from research done by academics at Lancaster University back in 2013. It found that the number of domestic abuse cases reported to one English police force – Lancaster – during the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups (there is currently no data from 2014) rose by 38% on the days when England lost, and 26% when the team won or drew a match. The study even found an 11% increase the day after an England match. While the study only looked at one police force's figures, others around the country have since joined the conversation, imploring people to "give domestic violence the red card", because they too saw an increase in calls during the last World Cup. 

At GC Solicitors we recognise the devastating impact domestic abuse has upon families and can provide tailored advice and represent you on applications for Non Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders.
 
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Prison Sentence for ‘Dishonest Exaggeration’ in Injury Claim against NHS
The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust were successful in pursuing an action to penalise Mr Sandip Singh Atwal, for dishonestly inflating his claim for negligent treatment of a hand injury.

He had been claiming for loss of earnings for 5 years when in fact he had been working as a DJ and a courier.  He also claimed a six figure sum was necessary to cover his needs to be cared for in the future.  Social media and surveillance revealed a large proportion of the claim to be fraudulent.

He was sentenced to 3 months in prison and ordered to pay £75,000.00 costs after being found guilty of contempt of court. 

NHS Resolution, on behalf of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, said the case should be seen as a demonstration of its commitment to combating fraud - but should not deter genuine claimants.  It is unlikely that the NHS will be repaid their £75,000 costs.

Sylvia Phillips
 
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Rights for Grandparents to have Contact with their Grandchildren
Calls are being made for a grandparent’s right to have contact with their grandchildren after a divorce to become protected by law.
 
Currently if grandparents are not allowed to see their grandchildren they would be required to make an application to the Court for a Child Arrangements Order to be made setting out when the parent must make the children available for contact with the grandparents.
 
It is hoped that the Children Act will be amended to include a child’s right to have a close relationship with members of their extended family which would also include aunts and uncles having contact with nieces and nephews.
 
MPs debating the issue recently said "Divorce and family breakdown can take an emotional toll on all involved, but the family dynamic that is all too often overlooked is that between grandparents and their grandchildren.  "When access to grandchildren is blocked, some grandparents call it a kind of living bereavement."
 
Until such time as the law is changed GC Solicitors remain dedicated to assist grandparents and other family members who are experiencing difficulties in having contact with their grandchildren, nieces and/or nephews.
 
By Kate Kingham
 
 
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