New Solicitor joins Thursfields’ Residential Property Team

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Thursfields’ Halesowen office has recently welcomed Sidrah Walimia into their expanding Residential Property Team. Sidrah qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 after obtaining her LLB in Law at the University of Leicester and completing her LPC at the University of Law. Sidrah completed her training at a large regional practice with offices in Birmingham city…

Thursfields Helps Year 9 Students in Careers Challenge Day

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Tim Brewster, a trainee solicitor at Thursfields, recently took part in a careers challenge day at Kings Norton Girls School & Sixth Form. Timothy is currently training with Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, who is an associate solicitor for Thursfields and responsible for the firm’s education sector offering. Kings Norton Girls School & Sixth Form invited professionals from…

Holiday Pay Clarified

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There was considerable publicity in 2014 about some important court decisions concerning the calculation of holiday pay. In May 2014 the ECJ decided in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Limited, that holiday pay should be based upon “normal remuneration”.  Up until this point, the position was that this was basic pay and…

Getting Recruitment Right

How to avoid a tribunal claim being pursued by someone who is not even employed by your business An increasing number of claims are being pursued against businesses even before they have hired or made an offer to new member of staff. Whilst most employers are mindful of the legal obligation not to discriminate against…

Thursfields leads the way to ‘acceptance without exception’

Leading local law firm celebrates membership of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions On Thursday 28 January, Thursfields Solicitors celebrated their inclusion in Stonewall’s Diversity Programme with a drinks reception for key contacts and clients to promote the scheme at their Worcester office. The leading local law firm, which is the first in the two counties to receive…

Trustees In Bankruptcy – High Court Decision

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In the recent decision of Hamilton and another v Brown and another [2016] EWHC 191 (Ch) the High Court has confirmed that trustees in bankruptcy of a shareholder do not need to be registered as members of a company in order to petition for the winding up of a company or claim shareholder entitlements to…

Thursfields’ New Recruit for Head of Residential Property

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Thursfields solicitors welcome Louise Jones as Head of Residential Property. Louise has vast experience in the new build sector which adds to the team’s already long established expertise. Louise offers advice in all areas of residential property from sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold property for first and second time buyers to the more…

Divorce and the Current Process

Divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally difficult life events that you may experience in your lifetime. It is important for individuals to seek legal advice to guide you through the legal process. Getting it wrong can be very costly. The Court will charge you £80 for each mistake made. Before applying for…

Increased Family Law Services at our Stourport Office

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Thursfields are delighted to announce that the family presence has been increased at the Stourport office each week. The offer of “on the day” appointments are still available together with walk in appointments subject to availability. Hollie Styles will be based at the office in York Street on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week and…

Skittles Success for St Richards

Helen Hanson

Thursday, 4th February saw 11 teams from businesses across Worcestershire compete in a charity skittles evening organised by Thursfields and hosted at the Berkeley, Spetchley. The evening was in aid of the very deserving charity, St.Richards Hospice and was a chance to network informally whilst participate in some friendly competition. The winning teams took away…

Planning Ahead – Choice and Control at End of Life

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Too often we take choice and control for granted yet when illness strikes, we may not have the ability to freely express our wishes. It is a general principle of both law and medical practice that people have the right to consent to or refuse treatment even if they lose capacity in the future, and…

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