‘Talaq Talaq Talaq’ ‘Divorce Divorce Divorce’ banned in India

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The word ‘Talaq’ simply means Divorce and it grants Muslim men the power to dissolve a marriage instantly by saying the word ‘Talaq’ three times. This can be done by letter, telephone, face to face and more increasingly as technology has now advanced men are doing it via text messages, WhatsApp and Skype. Traditionally when…

Thursfields promotes two of its leading lights

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Thursfields, one of the Midlands’ fastest growing law firms, has made two new senior promotions. Katie Williams and Hannah Nicholls have been promoted to Associate. Katie joined the firm in October 2015 and works in the commercial property department. She now has 12 years post qualification as a commercial property lawyer. Hannah joined Thursfields in…

A Warning to those Self Funding Care Fees

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A Report undertaken by Age UK found that 41% of those in the care system were self funding. The Report states that those that “self fund” their care pay the price for a care system under severe pressure by paying higher fees. Care homes are struggling financially and self funders make up the shortfall. It…

Thursfields Supports Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Free Will Writing Service

Thursfields and Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has bolstered its successful Free Will Writing Service Scheme as Thursfields Solicitors in Solihull has joined the organisation’s network of preferred solicitors. The charity responds to on average 2,000 incidents each year, with four in every ten missions funded through a gift in a Will, which is why the scheme has…

EPC’s – Landlords, are you ready?

Thursfields Staff Member Kirsty Underhill

The rules on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are changing and a failure to act now could mean a rental is unlawful so not only is rental income (or a sale) lost but fines are incurred. Since August 2007, an EPC (certifying the energy efficiency of a building) has been necessary whenever a property has been…

Q&A – Jamie McDonald, Co-Founder of Superhero Foundation

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International Youth Day 2017 The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is Youth Building Peace and the day is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. In the spirit of inclusion, Thursfields’ Equal Allies Committee conducted Q&A interviews during August with two…

Family Department in line for top award

Family Team Award Nomination 2017

Thursfields Family Department have been shortlisted for the Family Law Regional Firm of the Year – Midlands. Hollie Styles, Associate Member of ACILEx has been shortlisted for family law chartered legal executive or paralegal of the year. Hollie Styles joined Thursfields Family Department in 2007. Hollie has learned skills since joining the business as a…

Q&A James Conrad Williams, Deputy Editor of Glamour Magazine

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International Youth Day 2017 The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is Youth Building Peace and the day is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. In the spirit of inclusion, Thursfields Equal Allies Committee conducted Q&A interviews during August with two…

Should Brexit have an effect on your relationship choices?

dispute solicitor Laura Williams

There has been no end of press coverage over the last 12 months about the political changes which are taking place across the UK and the World generally. The election of President Trump has left many Americans wondering whether they will be better or worse off – financially and socially.  The British have decided to…

Thursfields’ ladies golf sessions proving a real winner

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Thursfields series of Ladies’ Golf Networking sessions is “driving” forward impressively. Attendances have grown so fast since the event’s June launch that it is already being extended into 2018. The event was set up by Laura Williams and Hannah Nicholls, both solicitors at Thursfields, to provide an opportunity for professional women to network while learning…

Thursfields welcome new talent

Thursfields New Young Talent

Thursfields Solicitors is developing more new talent, announcing a series of promotions and new arrivals. Nicola Pearce and Shauna Halls are promoted from legal assistant to trainee lawyer. Nicola has been assisting the commercial property team, while Shauna has been attached to the commercial department. Joseph Rollins has been recruited as a trainee. Katie Morris,…

Thursfields launches helpline for schools and academies

Senior Associate Solicitor Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard

Thursfields has launched a legal helpline service to give schools and academies easy access to expert advice on employment and governance issues. The new Education Helpline Service will give education clients prompt specialist support by phone and email for an unlimited number of issues. Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, a senior associate solicitor at Thursfields and head of our education sector, said:…

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