Thursfields to give students a taste of life in the law |Solicitors in Worcester

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Thursfields Solicitors is inviting applications for its annual “What to expect as a trainee solicitor” week which this year will be held from 22-26 June. Applications open from Monday 3 February and law students can apply to join Thursfields’ Work Placement Programme, which sees the successful applicants given the opportunity of first-hand experience of working…

Do I have the same rights that I would have if we were married? | Family Law

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The answer is no.  Couples who live together do not have the same rights as spouses or civil partners, even if they have children together. When couples marry or form civil partnerships but later separate, the law enables the Court to take into account the parties’ particular needs and circumstances when assessing what financial orders…

Welcome increase in statutory payout doesn’t hide the need to make a Will

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A new law which brings in a small increase in the amount spouses and civil partners can inherit when someone dies without making a Will simply emphasises the huge importance of making a Will. Michelle Hetheridge, Director of Wills & Estates, said the change in the statutory legacy which increases from £250,000 to £270,000 from…

Expert legal advice needed when extending leaseholds or buying freeholds

Property & Land Disputes

Howeowners seeking to extend leaseholds or to purchase freehold titles to their properties should seek expert advice to achieve successful outcomes, according to Thursfields Solicitors. Lauren Bryan, a property dispute specialist lawyer at Thursfields’ Kidderminster office, was speaking after a recent case where the owner of a leasehold flat who expected to pay around £20,000…

As Customer Service Administrator Manager for Thursfields Solicitors…

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As Customer Service Administrator Manager for Thursfields Solicitors my role includes a number of varied day to day tasks as well as exciting new projects. My role is to predominantly manage and develop the reception “meet and greet and 1st point of call” team at Thursfields legal services across our six regional offices. Day to…

Thursfields’ Worcester office strengthens its Commercial Property team

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Thursfields Solicitors has recruited an experienced American lawyer to join the Commercial Property team at its Worcester office. Katherine Hall has joined the team after spending the last five years working in the Worcester market having trained at a local firm and qualifying as a UK solicitor in August 2015. Tony Gibb, a Director in…

Scaffolding disturbs the Tenant’s peace? | Commercial Property

Property & Land Disputes

Most commercial leases impose an obligation on the landlord to give the tenant the right to peacefully enjoy their premises. This provision was recently considered in Jafari v Tareem Limited where scaffolding was erected around a dental practice for almost 2 years because the landlord wanted to convert the block into a 134 bedroom hotel….

Thursfields shares story of talent success | Employment Law

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Thursfields Solicitors’ commercial and HR director Michelle O’Hara is to speak at a legal industry conference focused on people strategies and will share her firm’s success in attracting and developing talent. The Legal Practice Management National Conference (LPM) is for practice management leaders in law firms. This year’s conference is all about people and will…

Top tips for students when starting your legal career | Solicitors in Worcester

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Thursfields’ trainees have compiled a list of their top tips for anyone interested in understanding more about a legal career through work experience and ensure you make the best impression. You never know, it might just land you a job offer… Be Curious Some students may feel that questions will imply their knowledge is lacking and/or…

When the Cookie Crumbles | GDPR Lawyers explain all

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Recently, I have heard radio advertising being promoted as a means to reach your customers without the risk of losing them as a result of the annoying need to click away a cookie banner on every site, link and some additional web pages. Could this mean that other forms of media advertising may benefit from…

How to have a good divorce | Family Law

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The post festive period is traditionally a time when couples consider divorce proceedings.  Whilst separation and divorce is inevitably stressful and can be costly our Harbinder Gosal takes a look at what you can do to make the process as smooth as possible. Act in haste repent at leisure.  When going through a separation you…

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