Dispute Resolution

Plans for emergency insolvencies legislation get cautious welcome from Thursfields

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The drafting of emergency legislation to soften insolvency rules during and after the COVID-19 lockdown has been cautiously welcomed by a top expert at Thursfields Solicitors. Stephen Rome, a senior associate solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department at Thursfields, was commenting after various reports debating the pros and cons of the forthcoming changes. Business secretary…

Consider remote Mediation for disputes during Lockdown

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Inheritance and probate disputes are still being progressed during Covid-19 with the assistance of online mediation services.  Mediation is often used to achieve resolution of disputes.  The use of technology (for example, a video conferencing platform such as Zoom) can provide conditions as close as possible to those of a face to face mediation. The…

Protecting Your Business – Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Corporate and Commercial Law

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is of great concern to many businesses as they balance putting contingency plans in place to protect their staff’s wellbeing and also continue to provide their products and services to clients. Thursfields Solicitors is open for business as usual and has the resources and legal expertise to guide you. All of…

Thursfields lawyer | Dispute resolution

Katherine Ellis

Thursfields lawyer listed as a specialist in Certainty Contentious Probate Hub & Area A top lawyer at Thursfields Solicitors has been listed as a specialist by Certainty the National Will Register – The Law Society’s endorsed provider of The National Will Register. Katherine Ellis, a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team in Thursfields’…

Huge arguments faced by families | Family law

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These arguments are occurring because of the lack of Wills… Millions of families across the UK could face huge arguments because most people have not made a Will. The comments come after a new survey found that 68 per cent of UK adults are what is known as “intestate” – equivalent to nearly 28 million…

Lopping trees can end up costing small fortunes | Dispute resolution

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Thursfields Solicitors has issued a new warning to householders about how tens of thousands of pounds can be lost by cutting back trees without checking if they are protected. The advice comes after a millionaire was last week prosecuted and ordered to pay nearly £60,000 for damaging two protected 60ft trees behind his luxury £1.2million…

Legal Costs – What the Dickens! Dispute Resolution

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At Thursfields we well know that Worcester is a charming and pleasant city to visit, offering great restaurants, museums, historical sites, a magnificent Gothic Cathedral and pleasant river walks. However, we have read recently about the case of Richard Keedwell, a Gloucestershire man (71 and a pensioner) who came to regret his own visit to…

Contesting a Will | Dispute resolution

Thursfields recently represented 2 adult children of the deceased who brought claims against the estate following the death of their father who had left them out of his Will. The Will was made in favour of the two younger daughters who were involved in its preparation. Our clients advanced two claims for reasonable financial provision…

Thursfields Solicitors advice on probate law…

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Advice after survey reveals young people’s unrealistic inheritance expectations… Young people should not assume they have a legal right to inherit following the death of older family members, Thursfields Solicitors has commented. The advice comes after a recent survey found that one in seven young adults expect that they will inherit money from older family…

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