Q: My daughter has come back home after recently splitting with her boyfriend. They were saving for a house but on her own she does not have quite enough for a deposit and is unlikely to get a big enough mortgage based on her salary. I am in a position to buy a house for her, but I need a return on my money. Although I could just charge her rent I would prefer the house to be in her name. I am however conscious that I would need to protect my interest in the property as her circumstances could change in the future. Would formally setting up a private mortgage provide this protection?
Q: Now they have stopped legal aid for divorce cases, is there any reason why my estranged husband and I can't represent ourselves in court without using Solicitors? Our separation is quite amicable.
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Nicola Thomas is our Group Practice Manager. Based at our Wrexham Head Office, Nicola has responsibility for financial and strategic planning of the Practice including budgets, business development, PR and Marketing together with managing the day to day running of all our offices. (And of course she also manages our Partners!)
Originally from Lancashire, Nicola moved to Wales to study for her B.Ed (Hons), following which she decided to stay in the area and joined GHP Legal in the late 1980's. She is a Member of the Law Society Practice Management Section.
Married to Garry in a sunshine ceremony in Cuba in 2008, Nicola has one son. Her interests outside work include the theatre, music, reading and Caribbean holidays. Before adopting a life of domestic bliss, Nicola travelled down the Orinoco, experienced crocodile hunting and piranha fishing and visited Angel Falls in South America. Nowadays she says she would just enjoy a good sleep - if an (over)active youngster would let her!