Top family lawyer returns to Thursfields in Kidderminster office

Lorna Tiiple, Shane Miller, Fiona Boxwell

A lawyer who initially trained at Thursfields 15 years ago has been attracted back to a senior position at the company’s Kidderminster office. Lorna Tipple studied law at Lancaster University, the University of Birmingham and the College of Law before starting her training contract at Thursfields. She went on to work at Higgs & Sons,…

Thursfields to sponsor Shirley Band’s centenary concert | Family law

Shirley Bands Concert-Anne Parson

Thursfields Solicitors is to be headline sponsor of Shirley Band’s centenary concert at Shirley Baptist Church on Saturday 11 May. The concert will feature a range of original works for the brass band, as well as arrangements of classical music and popular music. It will be led by the band’s principal conductor David Hirst, who…

New report highlighting charities’ rising legacy incomes is welcomed by Thursfields

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Charities have experienced a strong rise in the income they receive from legacies, according to new research that has been welcomed by Thursfields Solicitors. There has been an average growth rate of 10% in UK charities’ legacy income according to the ten-year research report entitled ‘The UK Legacy Fundraising Market 2019’, published this month by…

Divorce and finances | Family law

How to ensure the past doesn’t come back to haunt you When you want to move on with your life post-divorce the last thing you need is unfinished business rearing its ugly head. If financial matters relating to your divorce are not fully and formally dealt with at the time, you will be living with…

Thursfields warns of changes on the horizon for agricultural tenants

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Agricultural tenants have less than 12 weeks to comment on proposals which could mean far reaching changes, according to experts in the agricultural and estates team at Thursfields Solicitors. Sarah Denney-Richards, Director and Head of Agricultural law, said that DEFRA has announced a 12 week consultation period on significant reforms to agricultural tenancy legislation. She…

Help to Buy | Residential Conveyancing solicitors

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Help to Buy extended for first-time buyers only with a new regional price cap The Government has confirmed it will extend the Help to Buy equity loan scheme past the original 2021 deadline to 2023. However, the extended scheme will be restricted to first-time buyers only who are purchasing newly built homes during that time….

Charity experts at Thursfields offer new legacies service

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Thursfields Solicitors’ Charity Law team has launched a new service to help charities understand how to maintain, maximise and grow their income from legacies. Experts are providing charity clients with bespoke, practical and realistic advice on what can be a complex set of legal obligations linked to legacies. One of the lead lawyers on Thursfields’…

Government’s plan to reform divorce laws to end ‘blame game’ | Family law

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Thursfields welcomes this news… The government’s plan to reform divorce laws to end damaging “blame games” between couples has been welcomed by Thursfields Solicitors after Justice Secretary David Gauke announced that divorce laws in England and Wales are to be overhauled so couples can split faster and with less acrimony. Mr Gauke said the changes,…

A simple quick review of your Will could save your family time, trouble and tax.

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Inheritance Tax law has undergone a significant change in recent years. The introduction of the “Residence Nil Rate Band” means that couples may have inheritance tax allowances of £900,000 in the current tax year, rising to £950,000 on 6 April 2019. The basic Inheritance Tax allowance is £325,000 per person. A married couple have two…

Charities and minimum wage

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Sleep in care workers and the national minimum wage- 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…

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