Responsibility of Landlords to Identify Foreign Nationals

Thursfields Managing Director Nick

In September 2015 the Government introduced new regulations that firmly put responsibility on Landlords to monitor the immigration status of their tenants or lodgers, as part of the right to rent requirements that now apply across England. The Government held a trial in the West Midlands, making Landlords responsible for checking the nationality and visa…

Wonderful Women of Worcestershire Awards

Thursfields is delighted to announce that two of its employees are up for the prestigious Wonderful Women of Worcestershire Awards. Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard is nominated for employee of the year for 2015. Lauren is an Insolvency Solicitor who joined Thursfields in 2013 in an effort to bring her expertise to compliment Thursfields’ business offering. Lauren has…

Countdown Begins to Changes in the Buy-To-Let Market

You will have seen already that last year’s Autumn Statement saw the introduction of a number of new measures, which could have a significant effect on the booming buy-to-let property market. These measures come into effect from April 2016, and as such do not leave potential property investors much time to ensure their purchases are…

Thursfields Junior Lawyers Committee

Following a period of growth within the firm, Thursfields is pleased to announce the launch of it’s own Junior Lawyer Committee (TJLC), made up of legal assistants and trainee solicitors across the firm. The aim of TJLC is to work together to develop relationships with other junior members of staff across different offices to engage…

Child Arrangements Following Separation

Sonali Obhrai Black and white photo

Even if your relationship with your partner has ended you are both still parents to your children. It is always in the best interests of your children to try to reach an agreement in relation to the arrangements regarding with whom your children spend time or live. A child has a right to spend time…

Local neighbour dispute highlights importance of meeting legal time limits

Thursfields Staff Member 103

The national and local press recently reported on the decision of the Court of Appeal to order a homeowner based in Malvern to pay a “£50,000 legal bill”. The costs decision is borne out of a trespass action bought by Ms Green’s neighbours. In 2012, a judge sitting at Worcester County Court ordered that Ms…

That was never a penalty, ref!

Late last year, the Supreme Court considered a combined appeal on whether certain contractual clauses were unenforceable on the basis that they amounted to penalty clauses. The general rule is that a clause in a contract which is a penalty clause is unenforceable unless the party relying on it can prove actual loss. It is…

Thursfields’ Legal Assistant Wins LPC Award

Books lined up

Kirsty Underhill, who is one of Thursfields’ recent intake of new legal assistants has been awarded LPC Student of the Year by the University of Law in Birmingham for her top exam results in the Legal Practice Course. Kirsty completed the LPC at the University of Law in 2015, having graduated from Cardiff University in…

Award Win For Thursfields’ Corporate Team

commercial services director Michelle Chamberlain

Thursfields’ corporate team has recently been named Deal Maker of the Year by Finance Monthly Magazine. The awards recognise excellence in corporate transactions completed in 2015. The award rounds off a successful 2015 for Thursfields’ corporate team. Thursfields was singled out by Finance Monthly for its involvement in a number of complex and high profile…

Should auld acquaintance be forgot? Family law advice

New Year, new start For many people, the New Year heralds a new beginning and is a time to assess how life is progressing.  It provides an opportunity to reflect on existing relationships and make decisions about the future.  As an inevitable part of this process, there are a significant number of people who decide…

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