Thursfields advice on asking staff to take holiday in wake of KFC crisis

Jade Linton - Colour WEB 1

Employers can ask staff to take annual leave on certain dates – but it should be a request and be made with at least twice the notice of the desired holiday time. That’s the advice from employment law experts at Thursfields Solicitors in the wake of the KFC fast food restaurant crisis, when staff were asked to…

EPC’s – Time is almost up

Thursfields Staff Member Kirsty Underhill

On 1st April 2018, the rules on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are changing for landlords. A failure to act 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…

Thursfields’ Executive becomes Solihull BID Board Member

Thursfields Solihull BID Louise Jones

Louise Jones, Thursfields’ Head of New Homes, has been appointed to the board of Solihull Business and Improvement District (BID). Louise, who is based at Thursfields’ Solihull office said: “I think it’s crucial that local businesses work together to help improve the areas where they operate, and I’m really looking forward to playing my part…

What’s mine is mine and, what’s yours is mine….

Hannah Nicholls - Colour WEB

Embarking upon a new relationship or marriage is an exciting time for any couple. Quite naturally during the ‘honeymoon’ period many people may not give a second thought to their current financial status nor will they consider the financial consequences of a relationship breakdown. One of the common misconceptions about marriage is that once you…

Thursfields to hold Black Country quiz night for sight loss charity

Quiz Night Beacon Blind Institute

Thursfields Solicitors is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for a charity that helps people with sight loss by holding a quiz night in the Black Country in March. We are inviting brainy teams from companies and organisations across the region to join the event from 6.30pm on Thursday 15 March at The Seven Stars, Gospel…

Thursfields highlights end of ‘double recovery’ care costs dispute

Tracy Ashby - Colour

Local councils should no longer take personal injury settlements into account when deciding whether to pay for the care of severely disabled people after the High Court threw out a local authority’s appeal that a woman’s damages should be included in its assessment of her finances. Tracy Ashby, Senior Associate, based at Thursfields Solicitors Solihull office, explained “the…

Dementia judgement highlights importance of careful Will-making

Zoe Perry Black and White

A new legal judgement where a daughter failed to prevent her father remarrying despite his dementia has highlighted the need for careful Will-making. Zoe Perry, an associate solicitor in Thursfields’ Wills & Estates department comments in the wake of the England and Wales Court of Protection judgement on the case of DMM, published last week….

Family lawyer travels 8,000 miles to join Thursfields

Thursfields Pauline O'Rourke Falklands (2)

A family lawyer has joined the Solihull office of Thursfields Solicitors after working 8,000-miles away in the Falkland Islands. Pauline O’Rourke first came to the West Midlands more than 30 years ago to study law at the University of Birmingham, and then worked at various practices in Birmingham and Coventry after qualifying in 1991. In…

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