Thursfields donate monthly shop of groceries to busy foodbank

Thursfields - Tipton foodbank pic

Thursfields Solicitors is carrying out a monthly shop of much-needed groceries for a busy community foodbank in the Black Country. The Well foodbank in Tipton was launched in 2013 and provides a crucial lifeline for what’s estimated to be more than 1,200 people a year. Geraldine Hodder, a personal assistant in the Commercial Property team…

When am I getting divorced?

Charlotte Perry WEB

Clients will often ask now that I have my decree absolute am I divorced and are the financial claims dealt with as well? The simple answer is no. When two people marry, they enter into a contract that opens up financial obligations between one another. A decree absolute, the document that brings the contract of…

Legal expert in residential property celebrates 30 years at Thursfields

Thursfields Nick O'Hara and Julie Goodman WEB

A legal expert in the residential property team has notched up a total of 30 years work at Thursfields Solicitors. Julie Goodman first joined Thursfields in 1985 as a personal assistant to Mark Thursfield, the son of one of the company’s founders, in Kidderminster. She undertook her legal training while working full time and was admitted…

Why everyone needs a Will: Now, not later!

Amanda Smith - Colour 2017 WEB

The shortest ever valid Will read “Vse zene” meaning “All to wife” in Czech. It was written and dated 19 January 1967 by Herr Karl Tausch of Langen, Hessen, West Germany. The longest ever valid Will was made by Mrs. Frederica Evelyn Stilwell Cook on 2 November 1925. The Will had 95,940 words in four…

Thursfields hold seminar covering the impact of GDPR on Churches

Jade - Board of Ministers for the United Pentecostal Church Great Britain and Ireland

Thursfields Solicitors were delighted to hold a free advice seminar for the Board of Ministers for the United Pentecostal Church Great Britain and Ireland. The seminar covered GDPR and the impact this has on Churches. The session was hosted by Jade Linton, Associate Solictor in Thursfields’ Employment Law team and Jenny Smith Thursfields’ Head of…

Commercial Tenants – What are you signing up to?

Katie Colour Web

Standard commercial leases will include a clause that obliges the tenant to comply with all statutory obligations relating to the property.   Failure to comply with legislation will be a breach of the lease and the landlord may then have the option to forfeit.   It is imperative therefore, that you know what you are signing up…

Thursfields doubles the size of its Family Law team in Worcester

Worcester Family Team

Thursfields Solicitors has doubled the strength of its Family Law department in Worcester after recruiting two highly reputable, experienced lawyers. Mercedes King-Jones has joined as a Director from Wright Hassall in Leamington Spa and Lucy Mackintosh as a Solicitor from Parkinson Wright in Worcester. The new recruits means Thursfields’ Worcester office now has four lawyers…

A lawyer’s guide on helping clients with autism

Kelly Pougher Colour Web

Thursfields Solicitors has provided a guide on how the legal sector can make reasonable adjustments to support clients on the autism spectrum. Kelly Pougher, an associate solicitor in the Family Law department at Thursfields’ Solihull office, was prompted into action after a recent conversation with her son, who has been diagnosed with autism. She asked…

Crucial health and welfare decisions left to chance by 98% of West Midlanders

Tracy Ashby - Colour

The vast majority of people across the West Midlands have no legal or medical plans in place for their future care if they become incapacitated. Thursfields Solicitors has highlighted figures from a new, hard-hitting report by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) which revealed 13 million people across the UK are at risk of mental incapacity…

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