Thursfields warning after TV investigation reveals poor care planning advice

Tracy Ashby - Black & White 5

Tracy Ashby of Thursfields Solicitors has praised a TV investigation for highlighting how families are missing out on care funding entitlements for aging relatives. Channel 4’s Dispatches programme on 20 November, entitled ‘How to Avoid the Dementia Tax’, investigated how some sufferers faced selling their homes to pay for care, while others gained access to NHS…

A Royal Wedding next year – are you planning your own?

Janice Leyland WEB BW

With the news of the marriage next year of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, no doubt the Royal Family and their advisors will be considering a Pre-Nuptial agreement. Given the extent of their wealth you may think that this is not surprising, and clearly the Royals are not immune from divorce as history has shown….

Thanksgiving quiz a huge success and raises £4,150 for The Prince’s Trust

1st place - The Ballards of John and Yoko

On 23 November 2017, Thursfields were proud sponsors of a Thanksgiving themed quiz night in aid of The Prince’s Trust. 30 teams from local businesses across Worcestershire and the West Midlands gathered at Worcestershire County Cricket Club to battle it out to be crowned the winner. Taking the top spot was ‘The Ballards of John and…

The myth of common law husband and wife

Janice Leyland WEB BW

COHABITATION AWARENESS WEEK 27 NOVEMBER TO 1 DECEMBER 2017 The myth of common law husband and wife Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family group in the UK with over 3 million couples and this is set to increase. Yet the law simply has not kept pace with the changing social environment. As a family…

Wills: Unmarried & Uncertain!

Zoe Perry Black and White

I consider my role in helping families through the minefield of legalities when putting in place a valid Will a privileged one. No one-day is the same; they do say that variety is the spice of life! I act for families up and down the country (Leeds to London and beyond) and have the pleasure…

Thursfields welcomes Chancellor’s help for house builders and first-time buyers

Louise Jones Feb 2017 WEB

Thursfields has welcomed the Chancellor’s initiatives to help house builders and first-time buyers in his Autumn Budget. Louise Jones, head of Thursfields’ New Homes Division, said the commitment of £44 billion for housing through capital funding, loans and guarantees will give the sector much-needed confidence in the government’s promise to help it build more homes. …

Thursfields lifts ‘High Growth’ trophy at Black Country awards


Thursfields Solicitors has won a top award that reflects the successful expansion of the business in recent years. The Midlands law firm lifted the ‘High Growth Business of the Year’ trophy on Friday night [17 November] at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017 watched by an audience of more than 400 people at Wolverhampton…

Thursfields shortlisted for ‘Best Team’ award

Solihull Team 2017 - External (2)

Thursfields Solicitors is a finalist in this week’s 2017 Excellence Awards organised by Solihull Business Improvement District (BID). The Solihull office has been nominated in the ‘Best Team’ category of the awards, which will take place in a sell-out ceremony on Thursday 23rd November at the town’s St Johns Hotel. The shortlisting comes just months after…

Thursfields launches New Homes Division to help get the Midlands building

Thursfields launches New Homes

Thursfields has launched an expert division to work with developers, house builders and landowners on the building of new homes. The New Homes Division, based in our Solihull office, will help individuals and companies deal with the various legal complications that arise when buying and selling new build properties.  The new division is being headed…

Thursfields advises DRP Holdings on purchase of Penguins Events

Mr Richard Bridge B & W

Thursfields has helped Worcestershire-based communications agency DRP Holdings in its purchase of Penguins, the Windsor-based events company. Thursfields advised on the corporate, employment and property aspects of the deal. The purchase means that DRP has increased its team to more than 220 staff across the Midlands, London, Leeds and Windsor. The team from Thursfields Solicitors…

Thursfields advises Richard Bridge on 100% ownership of Top Banana

Mr Richard Bridge B & W

Thursfields has helped entrepreneur Richard Bridge become the 100% owner of events and communications agency Top Banana.  Mr Bridge was the co-founder of Stourbridge-based Top Banana in 1999, and co-owned the company with business partner Nick Terry until September this year.  A team from Thursfields has now helped Mr Bridge to buy the 50% of…

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