Thursfields’ Healthcare Sector Team receives record number of M&A instructions

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In the last 12 months, Thursfields’ Healthcare Sector Team, led by Tim Edwards, Senior Associate in the Corporate & Commercial Team, has been instructed on 16 M&A transactions with a total deal value of over £44 million. Around 70% of the deals involved acting on acquisition and disposal of care homes, with the balance comprising…

When is a Will not a will?

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The law recognises that we can leave our assets to whomsoever we wish. There are cases, however, where a last wish might not be as effective as was thought. First, a Will must be valid; some rules must have been followed. It must have been executed (signed by the maker) in a particular way. The…

Thursfields steams ahead on hospice fundraising journey

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Thursfields Solicitors has raised more than £450 for KEMP Hospice after organising a whistle-stop afternoon tea on the Severn Valley Railway. We hosted 28 clients and other local professionals on the steam train journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and back on Thursday 13 September. Passengers paid for their tickets with profits from the event going to…

Solihull Chamber shortlist Thursfields for top business award

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Thursfields has reached the finals of the Solihull Chamber of Commerce business awards being shortlisted in the Outstanding Large Business of the Year Award. Nick O’Hara, Managing Director of Thursfields said: “We’re really pleased to have reached the finals of the Chamber’s award, as it means a lot to us to be recognised by the…

Thursfields trio’s 50km walking challenge to raise £1,000 for local hospice

50km Walking Challenge

A trio from Thursfields Solicitors took on a challenge to march 50km in a single day to raise more than £1,000 for a Worcestershire hospice. Trainee solicitors Nicola Pearce and Katie Morris, from Thursfields’ Kidderminster office, and legal assistant May Patel, from the company’s Solihull office, entered the Thames Path Challenge for St Richard’s Hospice…

Keystones of the GDPR for your Business

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With GDPR now in force through the enactment of the Data Protection Act 2018, the most notable thing is that the panicked phone calls have stopped! Does this mean that all of our clients are completely compliant? We doubt it – however there is the inevitable feeling that now GDPR has been enacted and nobody died, that its…

Thursfields named as finalist in national legal awards after training success

Kelly Pougher David Emery-Jones Sarah Denney-Richards Charlotte Perry Mercedes King-Jones Michelle O'Hara Nicola Pearce 2018

Thursfields has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award after judges were impressed by several of its new training initiatives. Thurfields is a finalist in the Excellence in Learning and Development category of The Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2018. The winners will be announced in a black-tie dinner, awards ceremony and dance at the Grosvenor House Hotel…

Thursfields named as finalist in Family Law Awards for second year running

Shane -WEB Colour 2018

Thursfields Solicitors has been shortlisted for a top award in the national Family Law Awards 2018. The Family Law department is a finalist in the “Family Law Firm of the Year” category for the Midlands region for the second year running. Shane Miller, head of Thursfields’ Family Law department, said: “We’re thrilled to have been…

Divorce – can we be friends?

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Mention the word Divorce to anyone and it sends shudders. Immediately what springs to mind are images of a couple shouting at one another and children placed squarely in the middle. Nobody wants an acrimonious divorce, and whilst we will always protect your position, it does not need to be this way. While it’s normal…

Charities as Businesses

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Charities represent the gold standard of the “Not for Profit” Sector, which is a sector defined by what it does not do. In our experience, that definition can lead to confusion about the role of charities which, whilst they are not established to make a profit, operate as businesses within the wider business community. In…

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