Keeping the stable door bolted – Family law

Lucy Mackintosh - Colour WEB

Managing equestrian assets on divorce… Family law affects different individuals and families in a myriad of different ways –circumstances, objectives and agendas come together to make each case unique and specific to the individuals involved. For those who live, work or play in the equestrian world and who need family law advice, there is however,…

Dispute resolution

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Row over Aretha Franklin’s Will shows how crucial specialist advice is… People should use specialist advice if there are disagreements about the validity of a Will to avoid costly legal debates like those facing Aretha Franklin’s family. The advice from contested estates expert, Katherine Ellis comes after news that Franklin’s family were split over who…

Heads of terms | Commercial property

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Heads of Terms – What are they, why should we have them and are they enforceable? Heads of Terms are a document that sets out key terms in a transaction; they are commonly used in commercial transactions such as property purchases, sales and leases. Heads of Terms can include the following fundamental information:- The parties…

Charities should act now to build on the rise in legacy intentions | Charity law

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A rise in the public’s willingness to leave gifts to charities in their wills should prompt charitable organisations to act now to attract this growing income. Katherine Ellis, a senior associate solicitor in Thursfields’ Birmingham office was speaking after a new survey found 40% of people aged 40-plus would be happy to give a small…

GP Practices | Employment law

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From 1 July 2019 all GP practices in England will have the opportunity to join a Primary Care Network (PCN) From 1 July 2019 all GP practices in England will have the opportunity to join a Primary Care Network (PCN). A PCN is a group of GP practices (Practice members) who work collaboratively to form…

Thursfields solicitors reward talent by promoting five top lawyers

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Thursfields Solicitors has rewarded five of its lawyers with new senior promotions. Tim Edwards, who leads the company’s Corporate team in Worcester, has been appointed as a Director. Meanwhile Philip Rea, of the Family team, and Sharon Oakley, of the Wills & Estates team, have both been appointed to Associate Director. Also promoted are Laura…

Will simple be best? Wills and estates

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Many people want to “keep things simple” and leave everything in their Will to their spouse if they die first, or between their children if they die second. This has much to commend it, but it is always best to think about all the options as there are good reasons NOT to follow this structure….

Promotion Agreements – Commercial property

Katie Colour Web

are they a good option for Landowners? With rising housing demand, landowners are in a strong position to realise the development potential of their land. Promotion Agreements are just one of the ways in which landowners can work with land “Promoters” to achieve this. How does it work? The Promoter will agree to draw up…

Solihull firms’ dust off their football boots for charity

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Teams from businesses across Solihull will compete at six-a-side football later this month at an event organised by Thursfields Solicitors to raise money for the Get A-Head Charitable Trust. Thursfields and Get A-Head will co-host the tournament at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre from 5 to 8pm on Thursday 27 June. Staff have already signed up…

Thursfields solicitors help family-run business

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Family-run kitchen design and installation business expands into Birmingham, helped by Thursfields A family-owned kitchen design and installation business has opened its brand new base in Birmingham, having been assisted by Thursfields Solicitors. Classic Interiors, which was founded in Redditch in 1987 and already has showrooms there, and in Solihull and Worcester, opened its fourth…

Thursfields solicitors call on government…

Thursfields calls on the government to better protect children in family courts The government must act urgently to ensure that family courts can provide better protection for children from abusive parents. The call from Lorna Tipple, Associate Director of the Family Law team at Thursfields, came after a former head of family courts claimed that…

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