Black Country Chamber Showcase

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On Friday 24th March 2017 staff members from Thursfields attended the Black Country Chamber’s Showcase held at West Bromwich Albion Football Club.   Many professionals from a wide range of businesses were also in attendance giving Thursfields a chance to chat with familiar faces and potentially create new relationships with local businesses region wide. The Showcase…

Thursfields Hosts Second Charity Commission Visit

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Thursfields Solicitors was delighted to host the Charity Commission’s second visit to Worcester to meet with local charity trustees.The Charity Commission has made a public commitment to place greater emphasis on its enabling and supportive role. The Commission have again found their visit to Worcester really helpful in the development of their digital services. They…

The ‘Granny Flat’ and the Government U-turn

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Increasingly families have been looking at ways to care for elderly or disabled parents in a way that will preserve the parents’ independence and also preserve their children’s way of life and privacy. Whilst retirement complexes are springing up all over the country these are expensive and out of reach financially of many. Local Authority…

Charity Easter Egg Collection at Halesowen office

Thursfields is pleased to be organising an Easter Egg Appeal across all of our offices in the Worcester and West Midlands area. We are collecting Easter eggs to be distributed through Zion Christian Centre (soon to be Lifecentral Church) in Halesowen to children in the local community. To help us to collect as many eggs…

6 Reasons why it is important to make a Will

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There are many misconceptions when it comes to making a Will, as well as a lot of commonly-asked questions, such as:  Do I need a Will? How do you create a Will? How does a Will work? However, the following is a list of simple reasons why you should have a Will: A Will lets…

Dragon’s Den Enterprise Day

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Senior Associate, Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, was pleased to be invited attend the Dragon’s Den Enterprise activity day, which was held at The Windsor Business Centre, Halesowen. During the day students from Kingswinford School and Windsor School were asked to think creatively about designing their own product which would later be pitched to local business representatives (“the…

The new Inheritance Tax Relief – How does it benefit me?

Thursfields Staff Member Abigail Wells

In April 2017 the resident nil rate band shall be introduced, this is a new Inheritance Tax relief which applies to your residential home. It has taken two years for the government to put the plan into action. The new band allows an individual to potentially leave an estate worth up to £500,000 Inheritance Tax…

Education; a key focus in the Spring Budget

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered the 2017 Spring Budget yesterday in which he announced some important developments for the Education Sector. The Chancellor announced that a priority for the government was raising living standards by improving our productivity growth. Investment in training and infrastructure, it was said, would close the productivity gap…

Landlord’s buy-to-let tax relief – What is my loss?

Thursfields Staff Member Nicola

In recent years the Government has announced various measures targeted at Landlords, including a stamp duty land tax surcharge and the removal of a percentage tax break for wear and tear.  One of the Government’s next policies to take effect will be the removal of buy-to-let tax relief. To ensure that you are in the…

Sports Clubs – historic child abuse claims

Senior Associate Solicitor Jenny Smith

Immediate action points for all Committees The police are investigating allegations of historic child abuse in football clubs. Amongst the many concerns that this raises and, perhaps, the sense of helplessness too, there are actions which Committee Members of all sports clubs should consider taking now:- Child Protection Check that the Club’s child protection policy…

To be or knot to be?……….Japanese Knotweed

Deepa Patel

Japanese Knotweed hit the headlines in 2014, when a man killed his wife after he believed that the knotweed was invading his home. However, it transpired that the knotweed had not yet affected his home. He was convinced that the knotweed would invade his home and leave his property worthless. What is knotweed? Knotweed arrived…

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