Beware the missed Will Trust

Deborah Beal - Colour

Inheritance Tax law changed dramatically in 2007.  Prior to this date, whilst there was no Inheritance Tax between married couples, each individual had their own Inheritance Tax allowance and this was not transferrable between the two of them.  Therefore if on the first death a spouse left their estate to the survivor and the survivor’s…

New Christian evangelism company launched, thanks to Thursfields

Jenny Smith - Colour

A new not-for-profit organisation that aims to secure funding for Christian evangelists has been launched, with the assistance of Thursfields Solicitors. Jenny Smith, head of the Charities and Communities team at Thursfields, advised on the legal aspects of establishing JustSow Giving Ltd, which matches high net worth individuals with what are called ‘gospel entrepreneurs’. JustSow…

Companies must pay full redundancy payments to furloughed staff

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Furloughed staff whose employment is terminated must receive redundancy payments calculated at 100% of their normal, pre-furlough pay, Thursfields Solicitors has warned. The comments following new legislation that came into effect on 31 July that makes it unlawful to base statutory redundancy or notice payments at any reduced furlough rate. Helena Morrissey, head of employment…

I have been offered a settlement agreement. What do I do next?

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Being offered a settlement agreement can be a confusing time for an employee. It is likely to signal the end of the employment relationship and while sometimes this can feel a relief for an employee, very often this can also be a worrying time. To make matters more confusing the settlement agreement document that an…

Free consultations to help Worcestershire Ambassadors plan for the future

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Thursfields Solicitors is offering free of charge consultations to help Worcestershire Ambassadors and their companies make plans for the future as we all navigate through COVID-19. Nick O’Hara, the managing director of Thursfields, and Andrew Manning-Cox, a non-executive director of the company, will be offering the one hour-long virtual sessions for fellow Worcestershire Ambassadors to…

Thursfields advises on sale of Worcestershire insurance business

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Thursfields Solicitors has advised two Worcestershire brothers on the sale of their insurance business. Partner Gareth Burge, head of Thursfields’ corporate team, and solicitor Joe Rollins advised Peter and Stephen Short on the sale of Tenbury Wells-based CJN Insurance Services Ltd (CJN) to The County Group, which is part of Global Risk Partners (GRP). Lisa…

Why use a professional to administer an Estate?

Zoe - Colour

It dawned on me as I gazed out of the window of my dining room/office that I have now been helping families administer Wills and Estates for over half of my life! Without giving my age away, that time spent has been challenging, surprising, fulfilling and satisfying throughout. I particularly enjoy receiving suitcases full of…

City hire for Thursfields as new Head of Employment department joins

Helena Morrissey Colour

Helena Morrissey has joined Thursfields after spending the last 14 years with Squire Patton Boggs (formerly Hammonds), where she started as an Assistant Solicitor and left as a Director in its Labour & Employment team. Her experience has seen her act for a wide range of commercial clients, from small family businesses to household name…

Thursfields enables five-day turnaround on lease to electronic wholesale business | Commercial Property

Stewart Coles - Colour

Thursfields Solicitors has helped a Birmingham property agent re-let an industrial unit in just five days. Stewart Coles, an associate director in Thursfields’ commercial property team, and Edward Siddall-Jones of agents Siddall Jones, acting on behalf of the landlord Vitalplus Ltd, enabled an electronics wholesale business to move into Units 7 & 8 Magreal Industrial…

Thursfields Talk Legal: property auctions to be discussed at free webinar

Darren Cox - Colour

The crucial things to remember if you’re considering buying a home via a property auction will be discussed at Thursfields Solicitors’ webinar next week. Darren Cox, an associate solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing department, will host the free Talk Legal webinar at 10am on Wednesday 12 August. Darren will introduce the webinar live on Zoom,…

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