Budget brings business rate relief for SMEs | Commercial law

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Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed the business rates reliefs planned for smaller commercial properties in last month’s budget. In an attempt to address the decline of the high street the budget provides some respite for smaller businesses by cutting their business rates bill. Businesses operating from premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or less will…

Thursfields wins ‘Outstanding Team of the Year’ in Solihull business awards

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Thursfields Solicitors has been named as the “Outstanding Team of the Year” in the Solihull Business Improvement District (BID) Excellence Awards 2018. The success comes as a result of Thursfields’ continued investment in the Borough where its targeted growth programme has enabled the firm to expand its offering to local businesses and the community. Robert Pettigrew,…

Thursfields attract leading commercial property lawyer to Solihull office

Thursfields - Tony Gibb and Robin Creek

Thursfields Solicitors has recruited another expert Commercial Property Lawyer to its Solihull office. Robin Creek joins the company as a Director after spending six years at EMW Law LLP in Milton Keynes, where he previously worked for Harvey Ingram Borneos – now part of Shakespeare Martineau. Tony Gibb, a Director in Thursfields’ Commercial Property team,…

Divorce and the family farm | Family law

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Farming families are particularly vulnerable to marriage breakdown. The reality of life on a family farm can be one of social isolation, hard physical work, unsocial hours and a, volatile industry beleaguered by perennial cash flow issues and burdensome regulation. This can lead to mental health issues including high levels of stress, depression, alcoholism and…

Investors, as distinct from occupiers, now own £486 billion worth of commercial property in the UK

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Investing in Commercial Property Even during stable periods, where Interest Rates produce viable returns and the Stock Market provides a reliable income, prudent investors will look to diversify their investments to best manage the risks investment portfolios are exposed to. During recent years investing in the “buy to let” residential market has been one method…

‘Tis the season to be folly?! Employment law

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Some do’s and don’ts for the festive season… Invitations for festive functions have been dispatched. Diets are on hold and sparkly outfits have been dusted off for the party season, but did you know you could be held liable for actions committed by staff outside of the office? I am no bah humbug I promise…

Thursfields lawyer launches notary practice in the Black Country

A senior lawyer at Thursfields Solicitors has started her own notary practice in the Black Country after qualifying in the ancient and respected legal profession earlier this summer. A notary public is an internationally recognised lawyer who deals with the certification and authentication of documents for use anywhere in the world by attaching their signature…

To Tweet or not to Tweet – that is the question? Family law

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The recent headlines in the Anthony McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong divorce highlight the effect and impact that social media is now playing in the area of marriage and relationship breakdown. Following the recent decree nisi pronouncement between the couple, the press has reported that Anthony McPartlin’s lawyers had sent a letter to Lisa Armstrong demanding…

Are you prepared for BREXIT? Agriculture

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Agriculture is perhaps a sector which will be impacted more than most following BREXIT. With lobby groups debating the importance of on-going financial support for farmers following BREXIT, the Government has now published the long awaited Agriculture Bill. What does it mean for English farmers following BREXIT:- Farmers will be entitled to make a claim…

Thursfields’ Corporate law Team rises up the rankings

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Thursfields Solicitors has once again been praised in the latest edition of “industry bible”, The Legal 500. In particular, the increasing reputation for corporate and commercial law services is recognised as the Corporate and Commercial Team moves up to Tier 2. Legal 500 states that Thursfields Corporate team “offers a pragmatic view of the level…

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