When even doing one’s best is not enough

The High Court decision earlier this year in All Property Claims Limited v Tang Pang and ITC Compliance Limited [2015] EWHC 2198 (QB) (29 June 2015) is a timely reminder to traders that sometimes even doing one’s best is not enough and that traps can await them if they do not know and strictly follow…

Supreme Court ruling on Dishonest Husbands

The Supreme Court have today ruled that where an agreement between spouses is based on fraud, an existing court order can be set aside.  The cases of Sharland and Gohil were heard together in June 2015 and the two husbands who deliberately deceived their wives are to have their cases re-heard because they did not…

Legal Musician guest lectures at Birmingham City University

Thursfields has been working in partnership with Birmingham City University to provide advice to students on its prestigious Music Industries Course. Stuart Price, Solicitor, who heads up the Technology and Creative Industries team at Thursfields, gave a guest lecture to students on the legal pitfalls of working in the music industry sharing some of his…

Holiday Claims Abroad – How and Where Can You Claim?

Following the Inquest earlier this year into the tragic deaths of Christi and Bobby Shepherd from Carbon Monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty boiler in their holiday accommodation in Corfu, HM Coroner Mr David Hinchcliff has called on Government Ministers to draft, instigate and implement EU legislation on gas installations and Carbon Monoxide. The Coroner…

Thursfields succeeds in Inheritance Act

Thursfields have successfully brought a claim for additional financial provision on behalf of a widow under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The claim was defended by two of the widow’s children, one of whom was seeking additional provision for herself under the Act, and another of whom, as executor, was accused…

The Data Protection Act (the Act)

The Data Protection Act (the Act) was introduced to provide protection to an individual’s information and it sets out eight principles which organisations must follow when handling personal data. This is regulated by the Information Commissioner, who can issue fines of up to £500,000 for serious breaches. Last month the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO)…

Thursfields Advises On The Sale Of Simply Lets

Thursfields has advised Jon Sugden on the sale of Worcestershire based letting agent, Simply Lets Limited, to national lettings group Leaders. Simply Lets is a leading Worcestershire based lettings agent and manages an extensive portfolio of properties for landlord clients across Worcestershire from its offices in Worcester and Bromsgrove. Leaders is a national chain of…

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