Inheritance Tax haul hits record high

Edward Jones B & W 1

The Telegraph has recently reported that for 2016/2017 families have paid the highest amount of Inheritance Tax to date. Indications are that this will steadily increase year on year. The increase may be attributable to rising house prices and the climbing stock market, but property wealth makes up the largest element of Inheritance Tax and…

Dementia hits the headlines again

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A recent study predicts that 1.2 million of us will suffer from dementia by 2040. This worrying statistic should prove to encourage us all to consider doing what we can so that our loved ones don’t feel the strain if it happens to us. The first issue that springs to mind is Lasting Power of…

Buying a New Home

Louise Colour WEB

The main difference between conveyancing for a new build property and a property from the second hand market is that buyers are regularly faced with exchanging contracts and committing themselves to the purchase before the property is even built. Buyers regularly purchase before the construction process has even begun and therefore the show home is…

Thursfields warn couples to sign prenuptials in wake of $15bn lawsuit

Janice Leyland WEB BW

The $15bn lawsuit launched by the ex-wife of a Russian oligarch highlights the need for prenuptial agreements. If successful, Natalia Potanina’s case against Vladimir Potanin will be three times larger than the current record, despite Russia’s fourth richest man claiming he’s down to his last few millions. Janice Leyland, Senior Associate Solicitor at Thursfields, said…

Thursfields helps local technology firm’s global battle against obesity

Gareth-Burge

Thursfields has provided support for a local technology company’s international launch of a health app in the battle against public obesity. Thursfields advised Select Research, of Malvern, on various corporate and commercial matters, including a series of equity fundraisings, in the period leading up to launch of the app. Tax and accountancy advice was provided by…

Black Country Road Race and Fun Run 2017

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On 2 July 2017, Thursfields fielded a team in the 2017 Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club’s Black Country Road  Race. Members of Thursfields also operated one of the water stands along the route, (just  outside Wilko) in  Halesowen Town centre. Thursfields’ Nicola Pearce from Halesowen organised the team of runners  and the water stand, with members of our team…

Thursfields announces major hire for growing Solihull office

Rob Pettigrew Nick O'Hara Tony Gibb

Robert Pettigrew has joined the Solihull office of Thursfields Solicitors as a Commercial Property Director. His appointment comes as the firm continues to expand in the town, looking to grow its current staff of 15 up to 30 following a move to new 3,000 sq ft premises at 9 The Courtyard, Warwick Road. The Bristol…

Care fees concerns

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The BBC has recently revealed that care homes may be charging families for extended periods after a resident has died as well as large upfront fees. The concern has been raised as a review by the Competition and Markets Authority who fear that there could be breaches in consumer law. These are just some of…

Care funding expert joins Thursfields as Solihull team doubles in size

Tracy Ashby and Michelle Hetheridge

A care funding legal expert has been recruited by Thursfields to work with its Solihull team which has moved to larger offices and doubled in size. Worcestershire- born solicitor Tracy Ashby, aged 39, joins Thursfields from mfg Solicitors in Kidderminster, having specialised for nearly 12 years in wills and probate, delivering advice on care funding…

Hire purchase assets not exempt from bankruptcy

Senior Associate Solicitor Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard

In the recent decision of Mikki v Duncan (as Trustee in Bankruptcy of Mr. Mikki) [2017] EWCA Civ 57, CA, 3 February 2017 the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether a car being purchased by the bankrupt through a hire purchase agreement was exempted from property which vests in a trustee in bankruptcy…

Thursfields sets out growth plans for Solihull office

THursfields Solihull Office Staff

Thursfields Solicitors is almost doubling the size of its Solihull office as part of its plan for growth. Thursfields opened its Solihull office 12 months ago and is already relocating to larger premises to accommodate its expansion programme. With a long heritage in Worcestershire, Thursfields has extended into several new locations over the past five years…

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