Dispute Resolution

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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Row over Aretha Franklin’s Will shows how crucial specialist advice is… People should use specialist advice if there are disagreements about the validity of a Will to avoid costly legal debates like those facing Aretha Franklin’s family. The advice from contested estates expert, Katherine Ellis comes after news that Franklin’s family were split over who…

Unpaid Rent – Dispute Resolution

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Landlords be Careful Before You Act… Landlords of commercial premises want to ensure that a tenant is paying rent and all other sums due under the lease. When this does not happen there are various options open to landlords. To start with, what do you want to achieve? Do you want the property back? Alternatively,…

The way Charities are alerted to Will legacies is changing

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Thursfields Solicitors is keen to make charities aware that the way they are alerted to legacies they have been left in Wills is about to change. The warning comes after the Ministry of Justice recently announced that its longstanding relationship with Smee & Ford – the service which notifies charities when they have been left…

Landlords must prepare for new law | Dispute resolution

Landlords must prepare for a new law by checking properties or face court… Lauren Bryan of Thursfields Solicitors has warned landlords to check the standards of their properties to avoid being pulled into court by tenants using new legislation. Today, 20th March 2019 the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 comes into effect. This…

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Thursfields expert delivering ‘private nuisance’ property update in Shropshire A dispute resolution legal expert from Thursfields Solicitors is delivering a “private nuisance” update for property professionals at a meeting in Shropshire. The “Private Nuisance: Legal Essentials” seminar is being led by Lauren, a Chartered Legal Executive in the Dispute Resolution team at Thursfields’ Birmingham office. Lauren is…

Dispute Resolutions

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Court ruling makes it harder for landlords to refuse tenants new leases, Thursfields warns Commercial landlords should consider their position more carefully before seeking to refuse a tenant a new tenancy on the grounds of redevelopment, according to Thursfields Solicitors. The warning from Ruth Ellway, a Senior Associate Solicitor in Thursfields’ Dispute Resolution department, comes…

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