Thursfields lawyer joins Institute of Fundraising committee | Charity Law

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Katherine Ellis, a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Charities and Communities sector at Thursfields Solicitors’ Kidderminster office, has joined the West Midlands committee of the Institute of Fundraising. The Institute of Fundraising aims to provide support, inspiration and professional development opportunities to fundraisers across the UK, with the West Midlands committee supporting those fundraisers working…

New guidance on harassment at work | Employment Law

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The #MeToo campaign has exposed many occasions where Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) have been used as an attempt to prevent employees speaking out about sexual harassment in the workplace. The difficulty for employers is there are no minimum requirements as to how they should act to prevent and deal with such behaviour in the first…

Dispute over £6 million farm inheritance | Wills and estates

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Crucial advice from Thursfields Family members made promises as youngsters to inherit farm estates need specialist legal advice to help gather evidence crucial to their case, according to Thursfields Solicitors. The advice from the leading Midlands law firm comes after a court heard how a farmer is being sued by his mother in a bitter…

Holding on for a bumpy ride | Employment Law

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What is bumping? Bumping is a term that is heard of when talking, primarily about redundancy situations. To put it in simple terms bumping is a process of moving a potentially redundant employee (A) into another role and dismissing the employee currently performing that role (B). Therefore, for it to be a true bumping situation…

Thursfields advises on purchase of care home |Commercial property

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Thursfields Solicitors has advised the purchaser of a former care home in Northampton which will now be adapted for supported living. Senior Associate Stewart Coles, a commercial property lawyer in Thursfields’ Halesowen office, led the team which advised CJS Care (Northampton) Ltd on the purchase of Trinity House, a Victorian former nursing home. Care homes…

Selling part of a Commercial Property

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There are a number of matters which should be considered before selling part of a commercial property. These are as follows: Rights It might be necessary for rights to be granted for the benefit of the land being sold and rights to be reserved for the land that is being retained. For example, if we…

Parental bereavement leave – the law is changing! Employment Law

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What is the current position? Parents are entitled to take time off work following the death of a child under the age of 18. There is no obligation on employers to pay their employees during this time and the right only applies to parents. During a government consultation last year, feedback was that the current…

Free training event for legal professionals on Wills, legacies and trustee issues

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Legal professionals who want to develop their knowledge of Wills, legacies and trustee issues can benefit from a free event in Worcester co-hosted by Thursfields Solicitors. The half-day of continuing professional development will take place at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium from 8.30am to 1pm on Thursday 26 March. Thursfields is running the event in partnership…

Storm Ciara – Ready for the clean-up? | Commercial Property

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Have you checked the terms of your insurance and your lease recently to see if you are covered in the event of a storm or flood? All too often these matters are not checked until the worst has happened and following the devastation of a flood the last thing anyone needs is to find they…

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