Thursfields advises DRPG as the Worcestershire communications agency sets its sights on US market

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The corporate and employment teams at Thursfields Solicitors have advised Worcestershire-based creative communications agency DRPG on its latest acquisition. DRPG has bought London-based screen content agency A-Vision which provides film and video, production and digital services to clients including Apartments.com, CoStar Group and Avaya. Gareth Burge, director and head of corporate at Thursfields, said: “This…

What is Business Property Relief?

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Different priorities can make it challenging for business owners to commit to succession planning but taking advice at an early stage can improve the chances of securing Business Property Relief and avoid the need for a profitable business to be sold or broken up to meet a future inheritance tax charge. There is often a…

FCA Insurance Policy “Test Case”

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As a result of the first national lockdown – imposed in March 2020 – in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many small and medium-sized businesses have seen a significant level of financial loss. This saw an increase in claims for those losses under business interruption insurance policies (“BIIP”). There quickly became widespread concern…

Thursfields advises Malvern technology client on major investment

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The corporate team at Thursfields Solicitors has advised a Malvern technology company on a significant investment. Director and head of corporate Gareth Burge and solicitor Joe Rollins advised D-RisQ in negotiations leading to an investment of over £360,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Equity Finance Fund, managed by Birmingham venture capital firm Midven….

Thursfields advises management team on acquisition of major technology business

Gareth Burge Joe Rollins

Thursfields has advised the management team of Smartbox on its joint venture with AIM-listed CareTech Holdings plc and acquisition of Malvern based Smartbox Assistive Technology and Sensory Software International. Corporate director Gareth Burge led the team and was supported by Joe Rollins (solicitor, corporate), Reece De-Vaney (solicitor, corporate) and Helena Morrisey (head of employment). The…

Thursfields helps cloudThing gear up for next stage of growth

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Thursfields Solicitors has advised award-winning IT business cloudThing on the agreement of new loan facilities with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, part of Virgin Money. The funding is to support a recapitalisation aimed at positioning the Worcestershire tech company for continued growth and success. cloudThing, based in Belbroughton, near Stourbridge, was established in January 2011, and…

Long standing Midlands finance recruitment specialists complete management buy-out

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CY Executive Resourcing Ltd, a specialist recruitment company for the finance and accounting sector, has welcomed new owners following a management buy-out. Cynthia Parker, who was the founder and chief executive of the Worcester-based company, was helped by Thursfields Solicitors, to sell the business for an undisclosed sum to fellow directors. The new owners are…

Thursfields advises new owners of National Business Register Group


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…

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…

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…

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 appointed to advise new management team | Corporate Law

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Read all about a West Midlands IT firm buyout… Thursfields Solicitors has been appointed to provide ongoing legal support following a management buyout of a West Midlands-based IT business. The directors, David Ghosh, Jack Robinson and Alex Mackay, have acquired Total Distribution Ltd for an undisclosed sum from retiring owners and founders David and Tracey…

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