Christmas fundraising at Thursfields

Thursfields Xmas Jumper Day 2016

Thursfields’ Junior Lawyer Committee (TJLC) have been spreading Christmas joy this December, with our annual Christmas charity drive. On Friday 16 December, we donned our Christmas jumpers in aid of Save the Children. Employees in all of our offices across Worcestershire and the Black Country joined in, raising a total of £180 for the children’s…

To Be or not to Be…?

Thursfields Staff Member 43

Whilst the decision of the Court of Protection to allow PC Paul Briggs’ wife to withdraw life-sustaining treatment for her husband is, potentially, far reaching, as it is understandably heart wrenching, it does highlight something that so many of us overlook.  This is the ability to determine in advance what we would like to happen…

Restrictions on Titles – protecting your interests

Lots of colourful front doors

A restriction is an entry on the registered title deeds to a property which prevents a disposition (sale or transfer of an interest in a property or new mortgage). Restrictions can be absolute or conditional on a specified occurrence. Restrictions can also be a useful tool when two or more buyers have purchased the property…

‘Tis the Season(s) of Goodwill & Gifting……..

Zoe Perry Black and White

As we creep closer to Christmas, many of us will be busy running about buying gifts to place safely under the tree in time for the big day. Some of the more organised among us will be feeling smug having bought and wrapped all of our gifts weeks ago! Once you have reviewed your finances…

Responsibilities and duties of an executor

A couple having a meeting with a man in a shirt and tie

If you are named as an executor in a Will then your appointment begins as soon as the testator (the person who has made the Will) passes away.  From this moment in time you are responsible for dealing with the deceased’s affairs, safeguarding their assets and acting in the best interests of the estate and…

What can I do to help my Solicitor help to sell my Property?

Janeen-Brindley

So you’re thinking of selling your property, what can you do to help your solicitor? Since 1999 most mortgage companies have asked solicitors to keep hold of deeds and documents or to pass them onto their clients.  If you have bought or re-mortgaged since 1999 you may have had documents sent to you by your…

Insolvency Update

Thursfields Staff Member 38

Restriction on the re-use of a company name does not apply to insolvent partnerships In the recent decision of Re Newtons Coaches Limited (Newton and another v Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) [2016] EWHC 3068 (Ch) (29 November 2016 the High Court held that the restrictions on the re-use of a…

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Magic Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival 3

After attending the official opening of the Magical Lantern Festival, members of Thursfields’ Charities Team are confident that the event will be a huge success for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a client of the firm . James Wheeler, CEO at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, said “Birmingham Botanical Gardens is thrilled to be hosting the Midlands’ first…

Trustees misused charity assets reveals Charity Commission

Thursfields Staff Member 48

Greenfinch Charitable Trust The Charity Commission has issued its inquiry report* into the financial affairs of Greenfinch Charitable Trust (“Greenfinch”) specifically in respect of payments/benefits in excess of £2million made by Greenfinch prior to it entering into liquidation. Greenfinch was a registered charity based in Kent which ran fostering services until 2004 and later provided…

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Santa sleigh with toys

Thursfields Solicitors have become Santa’s little helpers this festive period with their continued support for the Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club’s annual (and infamous!) Santa’s sleigh. Santa and his sleigh began touring the Halesowen and Rowley Regis area on the 28th November and will continue in various locations right through the festive period. Thursfields’…

Stamp Duty Land Tax – What is it, When do I Pay It?

Thursfields Staff Member 70 Male

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a government tax on purchases of land over a certain price in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. If the purchase price of your property is over the threshold then Stamp Duty Land Tax becomes chargeable. The current SDLT threshold is £125,000 for residential properties and £150,000 for non-residential land…

What’s new in new-build for Autumn 2016

Thursfields Staff Member 66

Whilst the national press choose to focus on figures that show the UK are falling woefully behind UK government home-build targets, recent government press releases focus on telling us new home building has reached a three year high with new home numbers rising by 11% this year alone, the highest annual total since the 2008…

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