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Stephen Bradley is a Conveyancing Executive within Thursfields Residential Property Department in Halesowen as well as Musical Director of the popular Cradley Heath based mixed voice choir Voices In Harmony. Stephen has been the Musical Director of Voices In Harmony since the formation of the choir in 1997. The choir performs around seven concerts per…

Leasehold Breaches – Can You Cut It?

This is an appeal from the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“the F-tT”) to the Upper Tribunal.  The F-tT were faced with a dispute – Mr Aviram undertook some works to replace a boiler in his flat, but during the course of those works, water escaped from the system and penetrated to the ceiling of the…

Yet another death tax – changes to Probate Court fees

wills and estates lawyer Steve Pitts

In February 2016 the Government announced a rather short Consultation process about proposed increases in Probate Court Fees, so the fees you pay to the Probate Registry to obtain the issue of a Grant of Probate (if there is a Will) or a Grant of Letters of Administration (if there is no Will so the deceased…

The 2016 Budget – Capital Taxes

wills and estates lawyer Steve Pitts

The 2016 Budget was an unusual one for those affected by or interested in Capital Taxation raised by Inheritance Tax (IHT) and Capital Gains Tax (SFP). IHT hardly had a mention in the Budget. The big news, after all, was in the 2015 Budget when the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) was announced to supplement…

Thursfields Offers Professional Insight at RGS Worcester Careers Expo

Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, Associate Solicitor specialising in Insolvency & Debt Recovery and Amy Gilbert, Legal Assistant within the Family department helped pupils at The Royal Grammar School, Worcester gain an insight into the legal profession at their Careers and Higher Education EXPO 2016 on Wednesday 16th March. Thursfields who currently proudly sponsor the RGS Worcester Debating…

The Budget 2016 – Changes to Education and Skills

Thursfields Staff Member 96

Education reform was hailed to be the focus of George Osbourne’s budget yesterday despite the disruption of June’s EU Referendum and as expected he announced the governments’ plans for all schools to convert to academies by 2020 or to have an academy order in place to convert by 2022. Osborne had faced claims of backing…

Service with a Smile – The Pitfalls of Service Contracts

disputes specialist Tim Lawrence

In business, keeping costs under control might be the difference between profit and loss. After salaries and tax, service contracts account for a significant percentage of outgoings. These include photocopying service agreements, franking and other office machines, and even maintenance of restroom facilities. There are several common problems which arise, almost always from terms contained…

Spring doesn’t have to start with a fall out with your neighbours

Thursfields Staff Member 99

Spring is in the air which means more of us are starting to spend time in our garden again. This unfortunately seems to bring with it, however, an increase in disputes between neighbours. Whether it be the positioning of the new garden fence, the encroachment of next door’s Wysteria onto your property, or friends visiting…

Need to Know…Employment law changes from April 2016

There are not many things in life that can be guaranteed but one thing employers can be sure of is that there will be employment law changes every April.  This forthcoming April is no different.   Set out below are some of the major changes that employers need to be aware of. The introduction of the…

Thursfields Celebrates Award Winners

Thursfields Managing Director Nick

Thursfields was successful in winning two awards at the Worcestershire Law Society awards on Friday night. With over 100 guests in attendance the event took place at the prestigious Stanbrook Abbey, where the evening recognised achievements amongst legal professionals across the county, Thursfields was nominated in three categories.  Zoe Perry, nominated for Young Solicitor of…

Thursfields’ Solicitor Achieves Prestigious STEP Qualification

Thomas Evans, Solicitor in the Wills and Probate team at Thursfields Worcester office has achieved his Diploma in Trusts and Estates from the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP). This academic and professional qualification is highly recognised within the law industry and across 95 jurisdictions around the world. STEP is a niche worldwide professional…

Pre Nuptial Agreements – what are they and do I need one?

Pre Nuptial Agreements are agreements that couples make prior to marriage or forming a Civil Partnership which sets out how they wish for their property, finances, pensions and other assets to be dealt with should their relationship break down. The document must be drafted correctly and the recommendations which have been set out by the…

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