Help – someone has stolen my house!

Thursfields Staff Member Jessica Cooksey

We have all heard about cybercrime and identity fraud, but who has heard of property fraud?   How can a HOUSE be stolen?   It’s not what you think.   Here are the in’s and out’s… Unfortunately, properties are more at risk than identity fraud and cybercrime at the moment.  Criminals may try to obtain ownership of your…

Sam Allardyce : Loose Talk Costs Jobs

Jayne Holliday Black and white photo

The media has been flooded this week with the news of the England Manager’s dismissal after only one game.  It appears that Mr Allardyce was recorded making comments to reporters from the Telegraph who were posing as businessmen.  These comments ranged from derogatory remarks about former colleagues and Prince William to ways to circumvent FA…

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s my Brother

Tracey Ashford Black and white photo

I’m sure by now most of you will have seen the deeply moving video clip of Alistair Brownlee sacrificing his own race at the World Triathlon Series finale to help his brother Jonny over the finishing line after he had started to suffer from heat exhaustion. Seeing this video clip sadly reminded me that often…

Is ‘Facebragging’ a cause of Divorce?

Alex Carr B&W Photo

Social media can be used for many great things. From marketing businesses to catching up with old school friends, it is hard to think back to a time when we could not follow the lives of our nearest and dearest (or those we met just once many years ago) at just the touch of a…

A Mine of Information

Lots of colourful front doors

When buying a house there are a number of searches that Solicitors carry out with external bodies and organisations.  Examples of these are; A Local Search with the Local Authority to see if, amongst other things, the roads are adopted, whether there have been any planning consents or building regulation approvals obtained or if the…

Thursfields welcomes four new recruits to its Family team.

Thursfields has recently received its best Legal 500 ratings to date and earlier in the year won Birmingham Law Society award for Law Firm of the Year (5 to 15 partners) and the new recruits to the Family law team can only add strength to the firm’s offering to clients. The firm welcomes four new…

Brangelina’ – ‘At least they have a pre nup! But what about the kids?’

dispute solicitor Laura Williams

The shock split of one of Hollywood’s most famous couples, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, has certainly got everyone talking.  The couple have a combined net worth of almost $200 million and six children together.  With rumours of alleged infidelity and different parenting styles, the divorce certainly has the potential to be acrimonious, but what…

Grandparents – where do they stand in their child’s divorce?

Hannah Nicholls family lawyer

Grandparents have a very important role to play in the lives of their grandchildren. However, grandparents can sometimes be seriously affected if their child divorces.  When a relationship breaks down, the first consideration where children are involved is who they are going to live with and how much time they will spend with the parent…

The Help To Buy ISA – What is it & should I get one?

Thursfields Staff Member Rebecca Wyer

Taking that first step onto the property ladder has become increasingly difficult in recent years. Having been labelled “Generation Rent” by the Government, first time buyers are now being offered a helping hand in an attempt to transform them into “Generation Buy”. In December 2015, the Help to Buy Individual Savings Account (ISA) was launched,…

Solihull office welcomes Wills & Estates specialist Edward Jones

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With September marking a return to business for many after the summer holidays Thursfields have added another new recruit to their expanding Solihull office, marking the extension of their Wills & Estates team in Solihull.   Thursfields are pleased to offer clients in Solihull the full spectrum of legal services and our Wills & Estates department…

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