On your bike? Cycling on the increase | Personal Injury Claims Solicitors

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One of the more positive effects of lockdown has been an increase in the number of people cycling in the UK. This brings with it enormous public health and environmental benefits. Government data revealed that cycling levels increased during lockdown by up to 200% compared to pre-Covid -19 levels. To encourage the trend to continue,…

Law Commission’s blueprint for future of home ownership welcomed


Recommendations for a new and clear direction for the future of home ownership have been welcomed by Thursfields Solicitors. Nick O’Hara, managing director at Thursfields was commenting after the Law Commission unveiled a plan that included a commonhold regime described as “fit for purpose”, plus a reform of leasehold enfranchisement and the right to manage….

What is a warranty and why are they required? Corporate Law

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Unlike a property acquisition, when acquiring shares or business (and assets), the principle of caveat emptor (buyer beware) applies, meaning, the law provides no statutory or common law protection for the buyer in relation to company, shares or business which it is acquiring. Therefore, buyers will require contractual protection from the Seller of the shares…

The (other) perils of COVID-19 – Thursfields Solicitors


The Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on human life and torn through the UK economy as quickly as the Australian bushfires we witnessed earlier in the year. In order to address the impact on the economy the UK government have been quick to rush through two pieces of legislation to provide support to businesses…

Thursfields’ offices start reopening for pre-booked appointments

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The offices of Thursfields Solicitors have started to reopen for pre-booked appointments as the COVID-19 lockdown begins to ease. Thursfields has opened its offices in Worcester, Halesowen, Kidderminster, and Solihull, although the majority of staff are working remotely they have practices in place to allow necessary face-to-face appointments to take place. Julia Warrilow, finance and…

What happens to my pension on Divorce? Family Law

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When going through a separation or divorce, you may not be sure what happens to yours and your partners’ pension. Below we explore some of the most frequently asked questions about this: My partners’ pension is the same amount as the equity in our house, should I just accept the house? This is one of…

Thursfields transforms working practices to deliver during COVID-19

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Enthusiastic staff willing to revolutionise working practices and embrace true flexible working have helped Thursfields Solicitors continue services for all clients during COVID-19. The pandemic has seen all 150 employees at the leading Midlands law firm switch from being based in six offices spread across the region to remote working. Julia Warrilow, finance and operations…

Preparing to move home | Residential Conveyancing Solicitors

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Following the relaxation of the lockdown provisions, the property market has sprung back into life.  The usual springtime activity was subdued but now we are seeing a frenzy of activity and with the concessions with stamp duty, there is no better time to prepare your home for sale. There is always lot of advice from…

Thursfields welcomes Stamp Duty cut as timely boost to housing market

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Thursfields Solicitors has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to cut Stamp Duty on homes under £500,000. Nick O’Hara, managing director, said: “This is the right move at the right time to get the property market moving again. “There was a degree of pent up demand, delayed house moves and an initial surge of interest after lockdown…

Thursfields Talk Legal: redundancy planning to be discussed at free webinar

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The crucial need for proper consultation in redundancy situations and making sure all selections are fairly made will be discussed at Thursfields Solicitors’ next webinar later this month. Lisa Kemp, an associate director in the Employment & HR Law department will host the free Talk Legal webinar at 10am on Wednesday 22 July. Lisa will…

Thursfields promotes seven of its leading lights

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Thursfields Solicitors, one of the Midlands’ fastest growing law firms, has announced senior promotions for seven of its top lawyers. Lorna Tipple, Philip Rea and Stephen Rome have all been promoted to the position of director at the company. Lorna Tipple initially trained at Thursfields 15 years ago and, after a wealth of experience at…

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