‘Rip Off’ for Consumers or Justice for Injured Persons?

Employee at thursfields Bernadette Mackie

There has been much press coverage over the decision of Liz Truss, the Lord Chancellor,  yesterday  to reduce the ‘Discount Rate’ used for calculating damages in personal injury claims. Headlines have centred on the likely increase in insurance premiums resulting from the change. It has been suggested that this will undermine insurers’ promise to cut…

Careers Challenge Day at Kings Norton Girls School & Sixth Form

Thursfields Staff Member 14

Priya Ohri, Trainee Solicitor, was pleased to attend the recent Careers Challenge Day at Kings Norton Girls School & Sixth Form. Priya was invited to talk to students about what it is really like to have a career in the law and to advise students who are interested in pursuing that path how to go…

Judge Refuses Wife a Divorce

skilled lawyer Kelly Pougher

As a Family law expert, this case was of particular interest to me. We are told that Mrs Tini Owens, aged 66, issued divorce proceedings last year based upon the fact of her husband’s, Mr Hugh Owens, aged 78, unreasonable behaviour. In fact, we are told that she made 27 allegations of unreasonable behaviour. The…

Britain’s Manufacturers In 2017

Commercial Senior Associate Solicitor Tim

The Need for a Brexit Transition Period On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, at the National Manufacturing Dinner in London, Dame Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair of EEF, warned that that the government walking away from the EU with no deal in place is not an option for manufacturers in Britain and will leave business on a…

Love was in the air at Himley Cricket Club

Kevin Drew Black and white photo

Thursfields recently shared some Valentine’s love by sponsoring a Mr and Mrs event taking place on Valentine’s Day at Himley Cricket Club. The game show format was extremely popular in the 1970s with the TV show hosted by Derek Batey frequently exposing couples lack of knowledge about each other. Event organiser Steve Saul said, “We…

Buying together – but keeping it separate?

Natalie Austin Black & White Photo

When you first decide to start living together and wish to purchase a property, romance is always high on the agenda. The last thing on either of your minds is the legal aspects of living together and what is involved. You probably can’t ever imagine not being together and, anyway, won’t you have automatic rights…

Where to start legally after a Valentines Day proposal

Thursfields Staff Member Priya

For some, planning a wedding is not an easy process. From picking the perfect dress, the venue to organising the caterer, there is a lot to consider before the big day.  What are overlooked are the sensitive issues that can kill the romance in the relationship. No one goes into marriage thinking it might end…

Ex Wife’s uproar in the Court of Appeal

skilled lawyer Kelly Pougher

This case is yet one more in a series of cases whereby the parties divorced but failed to conclude the financial elements of their marriage and some ten years later the parties are in the throes of a litigation war, their case having just been heard by the Court of Appeal which has now directed…

Thursfields awarded Committee Ambassador for Prince’s Trust

Thursfields Managing Director Nick

Thursfields have supported the Prince’s Trust for many years and this year we were pleased to be recognised as a ‘Committee Ambassador’ for the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Development Committee. The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training. This year the Trust is…

LGBT History Month – How has the law changed?

Thursfields Offices Bike 10

Thursfields Solicitors’ are a proud member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Programme and continue to work with the charity to encourage a positive working culture for LGBT employees and to promote the ethos of ‘acceptance without exception.’ Throughout February Stonewall will be celebrating LGBT History Month. The theme of this year’s month long event is Citizenship…

For Richer, For Poorer- what a clean break is actually worth

Thursfields Staff Member 59

A Surrey businessman who divorced his former wife some 15 years ago has this week been ordered to increase his monthly maintenance payments and told to continue to support his former wife for life. Mr and Ms Mills separated in 2001 and divorced in 2002. Upon their separation they reached a financial agreement that Mr…

Corporate team supports PCMS with key acquisition

Gareth-Burge

Practice Care Maintenance Services Limited (PCMS) provides market leading intelligent maintenance and condition monitoring solutions. Established in 2003, PCMS has grown rapidly and is now one of the UK’s most respected players in its field, boasting a host of national and international clients, including Sellafield Nuclear Plant, British Gypsum, Network Rail and Joy Global. For…

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