Thomas Cook – The Rise and Fall | Corporate law

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How many of us have seen the Alberto Brea quote: Netflix did not kill Blockbuster. Ridiculous late fees did. Uber did not kill the taxi business. Limited number of taxis and fare control did. Apple did not kill the music industry. Being forced to buy full-length albums did. Amazon did not kill the other retailers….

Thursfields solicitors win the top accolade at conveyancing awards | Residential law

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Lawyers at Thursfields Solicitors are celebrating after the company was highly commended in a prestigious set of national conveyancing awards. The conveyancing team impressed judges in the category of Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year for Wales and the West Midlands in the Legal Firms Services (LFS) Awards 2019. A team from Thursfields picked up…

Top employment lawyer from Thursfields to star at national conference

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One of Thursfields Solicitors’ top lawyers is featuring as a speaker on both days of a national conference run by a leading professional body next month. Jade Linton, a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Employment team at the Solihull office, will be presenting to members of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). The CIPP’s…

£1 billion to save the High Street | Commercial property law

Retail - Rob Pettigrew

The travails of the High Street seem a constant story in the news, the endless rise of online shopping, rates increases, Brexit etc. have led to nearly 3,000 shops shutting down in the first half of this year, at a rate of 16 per day. The West Midlands has been particularly badly affected seeing the…

Thursfields welcomes builders’ spending going public | Commercial property law

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Transparency over the amount of money developers invest in local communities when building new homes has been welcomed by Thursfields Solicitors. The comments come as new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rules mean the public can now find out exactly how money raised is spent on improving their areas. The CIL is already paid by developers…

Legal Costs – What the Dickens! Dispute Resolution

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At Thursfields we well know that Worcester is a charming and pleasant city to visit, offering great restaurants, museums, historical sites, a magnificent Gothic Cathedral and pleasant river walks. However, we have read recently about the case of Richard Keedwell, a Gloucestershire man (71 and a pensioner) who came to regret his own visit to…

Top lawyer at Thursfields solicitors takes part in positive afro hair campaign

Jade Linton Project Embrace

A national campaign that wants to change the stigma and stereotypes about how afro hairstyles are perceived in the workplace is starring one of Thursfields’ top lawyers. Jade Linton, a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Employment team at Thursfields’ Solihull office, is participating in Project Embrace by proudly modelling her natural afro-textured hair in one…

5G – Opportunity or Threat? | Technology law

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John McLean, Head of Thursfields’ TMT team took part in a fascinating round table discussion on the impact of 5G on the region, arranged by Insider Media. The full article can be read here: https://www.insidermedia.com/digital-events/5g-accessing-a-mobile-revolution?utm_source=westmidlands_newsletter&utm_campaign=westmidlands_news_tracker_features_3_tracker&utm_medium=insider_features_article Thursfields’ telecoms specialist John joined a prestigious line up, including Robert Franks Managing Director of West Midlands 5G, and Dan…

Top commercial property lawyer at Thursfields retires after near-40 year career

Thursfields - Mike Brien retires

One of Thursfields Solicitors’ most experienced commercial property lawyers is retiring after nearly 40 years of practising in the West Midlands. Mike Brien, who was born in Solihull, studied law at Cardiff University before returning to the West Midlands to train as a solicitor, qualifying in 1983. His 38-year career saw him train and qualify…

Checking whether ‘The Price Is Right’ Commercial property law

Fiona Boxwell - Colour WEB

when buying or selling a business is the price right? ‘The Price Is Right’ might be a clichéd game show title, but it’s a fundamental point to check for anyone buying or selling a business. The advice comes as a flattening and challenged economy may trigger an increase in deals activity, with many potential buyers…

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