Thursfields present Award at Worcestershire Education Awards

Nick and julia Education Award

Thursfields was delighted to be supporting the Worcestershire Education Awards by sponsoring the Special Educational Needs (SEN) School Award. The award was won by Julia Wright, the Aspire Co-ordinator at Hanley Castle High School and Thursfields’ Managing Director, Nick O’Hara presented the award on the night. The judges heard how Julia continually goes above and beyond…

Winners of Excellence in Professional Services Chamber Award

Professional services at thursfields solicitors

Thursfields Solicitors has won the Excellence in Professional Services award at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Alison Avery of the Chamber of Commerce highlighted that Thursfields ”stood out due to the breadth and depth of service offering they have to their customers and was clear that they are committed to delivering that excellence in…

Lessons to learn when dealing with charity property

Senior Associate Solicitor Jenny Smith

I acted for a charity which agreed to sell the owner of adjacent land “a small piece of land which we’re not using” in return for £8,000 plus some new chairs for their hall. They were pretty irritated when I explained that they needed a Charities Act compliant surveyor’s report before they could sell the…

Paternity pay – a step closer to a level playing field?

A thought provoking judgment ahead of Father’s Day In time for Father’s Day, an Employment Tribunal handed down an interesting judgment this month ruling in favour of a father in a paid paternity leave discrimination case. The case of Mr M Ali v Capita Customer Management Limited concerned a complaint by a father wanting equal…

Thursfields launches focused agricultural division under Sarah Denney-Richards

Sarah in a field

Thursfields has launched a new division under the leadership of new arrival Sarah Denney-Richards. Sarah joins as a Director to head up the new Agricultural department which will provide focused legal advice to the agricultural and rural business sector. She is recognised in Legal 500 as an agricultural and estates specialist. Her background lies in all…

Thursfields launch new start-up service ‘IGNITE’

Sarah Monaghan WEB

Starting a new business is an exciting yet daunting time. Whether you are ready to launch or in the early stages growing your business you will encounter many challenges, risks and opportunities. Protecting your business will be vital to its success. Your initial investment to understand the key legal issues and get the legal basics…

Can you trust your children to spend their inheritance wisely?

Zoe Perry Black and White

The last few years have seen an array of celebrities vowing not to leave their vast fortunes to their offspring. Well known faces such as Nigella Lawson, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sting are pledging to leave their millions to the charities they have supported during their lifetime and leave their legacy that way. Most recently,…

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