Thursfields Launches Career Development Programme

Thursfields is pleased to announce the launch of its Career Development Programme. The programme, which kicked off at the start of September, sees a group of Legal Practice Course graduates join the firm’s commercial and private client teams, where they will receive hands on training from a number of the firm’s directors. Joining the programme…

Thursfields Appointed As Legal Partner To Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Thursfields has been appointed as legal partner to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  The Gardens, best known for its iconic glasshouses, was established 200 years ago and is visited annually by 200,000 visitors.  The Gardens now boast impressive conference and banqueting facilities and is hosting its annual Trustees Charity Ball on October 2nd with guest speaker,…

Thursfields Advises CFI Group on Acquisition of Concept Furniture International

Thursfields has advised CFI Group Ltd, owned by Justin Gray, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Concept Furniture International Limited (Concept). Justin Gray has been managing director of Concept Furniture since 1997 and, prior to the acquisition, owned 50% of the shares in the company. Concept is one of the leading…

When is Travel Time classed as Working Time?

In a recent case, the European Court of Justice held that any travelling time spent by workers, who do not have a fixed or habitual place of work, and set off from home to their first appointment and back home again after the last appointment, constitutes “working time” for the purpose of the EU Working…

Bankruptcy Annulment Applications Must Be Prompt!

The emphasis on acting swiftly when filing for bankruptcy annulment applications is demonstrated In the case of Taylor v The Macdonald Partnership and others [2015] EWCA Civ 921, the Court of Appeal refused permission for the debtor to bring a second appeal against an order dismissing her application to annul her bankruptcy order. The court…

Thursfields Advises Worcester Based Airband Community Internet

The technology and creative industries team at West Midlands firm, Thursfields, has advised Airband Community Internet in connection with their successful bid to supply rural broadband services into Wales. Airband, who are based in Worcester already have established broadband networks across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire and have now added Wales, Devon and Somerset to their…

Housing options for agricultural workers – avoiding security of tenure

An agricultural worker provided with a self-contained home as part of their job on the farm may automatically be considered to be residing in the property under an ‘assured agricultural occupancy’. Assured agricultural occupancies have many potential pitfalls from the point of view of an agricultural employer and so housing farm workers should be approached…

Settlement Agreement

If you have been provided with a Settlement Agreement by your employer you will need to seek independent legal advice before signing it. Thursfields’ employment team has extensive experience in advising employees in relation to the rights that they could be waiving, if they sign the Settlement Agreement. Settlement Agreements are a legally binding document…

Who would you Trust to look after your children?

There are many fascinating stories that have evolved as a result of someone dying without a Will but despite most of these stories ending in broken lives and financial tragedy, there is still a reluctance by many to face up to making a Will. But surely if this impacts on your children you would feel…

Did you know that there is a Retail Ombudsman?

The Retail Ombudsman Scheme (ROS) has been in place since January 2015 having been launched in anticipation of the European Directive on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) Given that the aim of the scheme is to try to resolve disputes cheaply, efficiently and effectively, without the input of the courts, one might think that it is…

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