Divorces from unhappy marriages will be delayed unless planned properly

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Unhappy spouses seeking divorces face huge delays if they fail to take the appropriate action at the right time, Thursfields Solicitors has warned. The guidance comes after a woman who wanted to divorce her husband on the grounds she was unhappy lost her Supreme Court appeal. In the recent Owens v Owens case, judges heard…

Thursfields lawyer’s new role as Prince’s Trust fundraising champion

Kirsty Colour Web

Kirsty Underhill, a solicitor in the Corporate & Commercial department at Thursfields’ Worcester office, has become chair of the Prince’s Trust Development Committee in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The voluntary position will see Kirsty setting and leading the direction for the committee, which has so far raised over half of the £25,000 goal set for the…

Be ‘in the know’ when buying a house

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Most of us will have heard the Latin phrase ‘caveat emptor’ which means ‘let the buyer beware’. Briefly, this places the onus on a buyer to find out about any physical or legal defects relating to a property. So what can a buyer do to ensure that they are ‘in the know’ before committing to…

Families should seek advice before paying huge bills for relatives’ care

Tracy Ashby - Colour

Tracy Ashby, senior associate solicitor, has issued crucial advice for families facing huge top-up bills towards the costs of their loved ones who are so ill that they need residential care. The guidance comes after it was revealed that a pensioner’s personal savings were running out because she was having to pay £550 a week…

Civil Partnerships – Supreme Court Judgment

Pam A Colour WEB

In the recent decision of Steinfeld and Keidan -v- The Secretary of State for International Development, all five Supreme Court Law Lords were in agreement that there was no legal justification to continue the discrimination that now exists in preventing couples of the same sex entering into a Civil Partnership. The history is that the…

Charity dinner raises £14,000 in aid of wheelchair rugby

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Thursfields Charity Dinner has raised around £14,000 towards forming a new wheelchair rugby club in Birmingham. Scores of guests attended the black tie event at Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club in May, hosted by former England and British Lions rugby star Tim Stimpson, with guest speakers including former Wales and British Lions legend Phil Bennett and Paralympian and…

Thursfields’ cross-qualifying success

Emma Colour WEB

10 years after embarking on a career specialising in commercial property, Thursfields’ Emma Hughes cross qualified this week from a Chartered Legal Executive to a Solicitor in Worcester’s Commercial Property team. Emma previously worked within Worcestershire County Council’s legal services undertaking property work on behalf of the Council from the end of 2007 until joining…

Thursfields’ lawyer becomes local Rotary Club’s first female president

Pam A Colour WEB

A lawyer from Thursfields Solicitors has become the first female president at a Rotary Club in the Black Country. Pamela Arrowsmith, a solicitor in the Family department at the Halesowen office, took up her 12-month office as president of Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club on 1 July, succeeding current president John Cartwright. On her…

How much is enough?

Philip Rea - Colour WEB Thursfields

It has been revealed that the former wife of a dotcom tycoon has received £115 million from her ex husband in one of Britain’s biggest divorces. This case involved a foreign born husband aged 51 and wife aged 49 who met in 2007 and married the following year. The marriage broke down and they divorced…

Two commercial property experts take Thursfields staff number over 150

Commercial Property Team

Thursfields Solicitors has recruited two more legal experts to join its expanding Commercial Property department, taking our total staff figure over 150 for the first time. Stewart Coles has been appointed as a senior associate in the Birmingham office, having previously worked for both Sydney Mitchell and Higgs & Sons Solicitors. Meanwhile, Holly Kisiel has…

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