The new Job Support Scheme

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Given that the impact of the covid pandemic is going to be with us for some time to come, it is perhaps not surprising that the government has announced further job support measures to help preserve some jobs when the current job retention (or ‘furlough’) scheme comes to an end.  The emphasis is, however, on…

With disputes rising post-lockdown, there are innovative options to avoid court

STEPHEN ROME

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge economic damage in the UK and worldwide. This will inevitably lead to more commercial disputes. Why? Because agreements may no longer fit for purpose as they did not contemplate what would happen to rights and obligations in the event of a pandemic. From leases to employment disputes, and from…

Government Extends Restrictions on Commercial Leases

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Recent Government reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic has once again impacted a landlord’s ability to remove commercial tenants on account of rent arrears. The prohibition on the use of forfeiture has been extended, and Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (‘CRAR’) cannot be exercised until at least 189 days’ worth of rent arrears has accumulated. All initiatives…

Thursfields advises new owners of National Business Register Group

JOE ROLLINS

Thursfields Solicitors has advised Midlands-based Tenn Holdings Ltd on its acquisition of National Business Register Group for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1984, National Business Register Group, based in Birmingham, provides data on all ten million UK businesses, companies, trademarks and brands, and provides business incorporation and registration services. Tenn Holdings Ltd was advised on…

How to protect your business if you face divorce

Shane - Colour

When people get married, they always hope to live ‘happily ever after,’ but many marriages sadly end in divorce. Although divorces are always difficult for everyone involved, they can become that much more difficult when one or both spouses own a business. Your business is probably very important to you and you no doubt will…

Settlement Agreements – What Employers need to know

Lisa Kemp

Settlement Agreements are often used to bring an employment relationship to an end where a mutual parting of ways is preferred over a compulsory dismissal. It is a legally binding contract between an employee and employer which usually gives the employee money in return for their agreement not to sue the employer.  Settlement Agreements can…

Top probate lawyer joins Thursfields as head of Wills and Estates

Ian Bond

An experienced lawyer who is a contributing author to a national handbook on probate has been appointed head of the Wills and Estates department at Thursfields Solicitors. Ian Bond has joined  from Talbots Law in the Black Country, where he was head of trusts and estate for more than three years. Before that, he worked…

New charity disputes service offered by Thursfields

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Thursfields Solicitors has expanded its charity services and is now providing specialist advice on third sector disputes. Charity Law Team The law firm has upgraded its offering with senior associate solicitor Katherine Ellis joining the firm’s Charities and Communities team to work alongside department head Jenny Smith. This team will provide expert advice on matters…

Six of the best alternatives to redundancy as furlough winds down

Lisa Kemp

Many businesses may consider making redundancies as the government’s furlough scheme winds down, but Thursfields Solicitors has highlighted various less draconian options. Lisa Kemp, an associate director in the Employment department at Thursfields says these measures could enable companies to retain valuable members of staff during the difficult economic period ahead, rather than losing them….

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