Company Vehicles- A ticket to ride? Employment law

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In this article we turn our attention to the more usual day to day activities of a HR department and seek to highlight a recent case that show how easy it could be to fall foul of the law when seeking to dismiss an employee. Background Two employees were provided a company van in which…

Sleep in care workers and the national minimum wage | Charity law

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Supreme court challenge… Are sleep-in carers entitled to the national minimum wage for each hour of their sleep-in shift? It has been a question that has vexed the care sector for many years now but has never really been solved. In 2015 in the tribunal had decided that the sleep-in carer had been entitled to…

Specialist in mergers and acquisitions | Corporate law

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Top corporate lawyer joins Thursfields’ Black Country office Thursfields Solicitors has recruited a top corporate lawyer whose experience includes mergers and acquisitions to help strengthen its expanding Black Country team. Philip Chapman joins Thursfields as a Director in its Corporate department after spending ten years with Wall James Chappell where he was a Partner and…

Thursfields Solicitors supporting Solihull Business Expo

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Legal experts from Thursfields Solicitors are taking part in the first Solihull Business Expo on Wednesday 27 March. Jade Linton, Associate Solicitor in the employment team at Thursfields, will be appearing on an Ask the Experts panel, discussing how companies can manage performance from a human resources and employment law perspective. Thursfields will also be…

Landlords must prepare for new law | Dispute resolution

Landlords must prepare for a new law by checking properties or face court… Lauren Bryan of Thursfields Solicitors has warned landlords to check the standards of their properties to avoid being pulled into court by tenants using new legislation. Today, 20th March 2019 the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 comes into effect. This…

Can I take my children on holiday abroad? Family law

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It is that time of year when we start to plan our family holidays. You may already be separated or divorced. I am often asked the question, do I need to ask the other’s permission to take the kids away? Do I just book and take them anyway? The answer depends on whether you have…

Thursfields strengthens Wills & Estates team with three appointments

Laura Banks,Sharon Oakley,Patricia Venables,Sharon Rowley

Thursfields Solicitors has appointed three legal experts to help strengthen its Wills & Estates department across its Birmingham, Solihull and Kidderminster offices. Laura Banks joins as a Senior Associate Solicitor from Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham and Sharon Rowley as an Associate Chartered Legal Executive from Stephensons Solicitors in Brierley Hill, while Katie Morris has…

Wait until the new tax year before separating… Family law

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Anyone thinking of separation and divorce might be better off waiting until the new tax year starts on or after 6 April 2019, according to Thursfields Solicitors. The warning is focused on the potential impact of Capital Gains Tax (CGT), the tax on the profit when you sell or dispose of assets that have increased…

Global trading companies | Corporate and commercial law

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Thursfields encouraging West Midlands’ global trading companies to tighten up foreign commercial contracts Canny companies in the West Midlands are formalising their supply, distribution and agency contracts whether they trade in Europe or on a global scale. Stuart Price, Corporate and Commercial Director in the Birmingham office of Thursfields, said that Brexit and the need…

Legal expert from Thursfields to deliver employment law update in Worcester

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Thursfields Solicitors is to deliver an employment law update in Worcester to the regional branch of an international accountancy association this spring. Lisa Kemp, an Associate Solicitor in the Employment department at Thursfields’ Worcester office, will be speaking on Saturday 16 March at the Hereford & Worcester branch of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)….

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