Education

Thursfields launches helpline for schools and academies

Senior Associate Solicitor Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard

Thursfields has launched a legal helpline service to give schools and academies easy access to expert advice on employment and governance issues. The new Education Helpline Service will give education clients prompt specialist support by phone and email for an unlimited number of issues. Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, a senior associate solicitor at Thursfields and head of our education sector, said:…

Thursfields present Award at Worcestershire Education Awards

Nick and julia Education Award

Thursfields was delighted to be supporting the Worcestershire Education Awards by sponsoring the Special Educational Needs (SEN) School Award. The award was won by Julia Wright, the Aspire Co-ordinator at Hanley Castle High School and Thursfields’ Managing Director, Nick O’Hara presented the award on the night. The judges heard how Julia continually goes above and beyond…

Dragon’s Den Enterprise Day

Thursfields Staff Member 8

Senior Associate, Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, was pleased to be invited attend the Dragon’s Den Enterprise activity day, which was held at The Windsor Business Centre, Halesowen. During the day students from Kingswinford School and Windsor School were asked to think creatively about designing their own product which would later be pitched to local business representatives (“the…

Education; a key focus in the Spring Budget

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered the 2017 Spring Budget yesterday in which he announced some important developments for the Education Sector. The Chancellor announced that a priority for the government was raising living standards by improving our productivity growth. Investment in training and infrastructure, it was said, would close the productivity gap…

Thursfields Sponsors Worcestershire Education Awards

Senior Associate Solicitor Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard

Thursfields is delighted to be supporting the Worcestershire Education Awards by sponsoring the Special Educational Needs (SEN) School Award. With many clients in the Education Sector, Thursfields understand the pressures and challenges faced by schools. In finding practical solutions to the legal needs of our Education Sector clients we are able to help schools focus…

Careers Challenge Day at Kings Norton Girls School & Sixth Form

Thursfields Staff Member 14

Priya Ohri, Trainee Solicitor, was pleased to attend the recent Careers Challenge Day at Kings Norton Girls School & Sixth Form. Priya was invited to talk to students about what it is really like to have a career in the law and to advise students who are interested in pursuing that path how to go…

The Brexit Effect

Thursfields Staff Member 71

As its back to school for most this week it seems prudent to consider the impact that Brexit is having on the Education Sector, the political dust having settled over the summer holiday period. Some of the key areas within education that were noted in the immediate aftermath of the decision to leave the European…

Thursfields Offers Professional Insight at RGS Worcester Careers Expo

Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, Associate Solicitor specialising in Insolvency & Debt Recovery and Amy Gilbert, Legal Assistant within the Family department helped pupils at The Royal Grammar School, Worcester gain an insight into the legal profession at their Careers and Higher Education EXPO 2016 on Wednesday 16th March. Thursfields who currently proudly sponsor the RGS Worcester Debating…

The Budget 2016 – Changes to Education and Skills

Thursfields Staff Member 96

Education reform was hailed to be the focus of George Osbourne’s budget yesterday despite the disruption of June’s EU Referendum and as expected he announced the governments’ plans for all schools to convert to academies by 2020 or to have an academy order in place to convert by 2022. Osborne had faced claims of backing…

Thursfields Support Business Advice in Local School

chartered solicitor Hollie Styles

Hollie Styles, Family Lawyer at Thursfields, assisted King Charles 1 High School in Kidderminster with some business advice to their year 7 and 8 pupils. Hollie was delighted to be involved in the Young Enterprise day at the school where children were given the opportunity to experience business trading and explore the decision making processes…

Thursfields Helps Year 9 Students in Careers Challenge Day

Thursfields Staff Member 96

Tim Brewster, a trainee solicitor at Thursfields, recently took part in a careers challenge day at Kings Norton Girls School & Sixth Form. Timothy is currently training with Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, who is an associate solicitor for Thursfields and responsible for the firm’s education sector offering. Kings Norton Girls School & Sixth Form invited professionals from…

Thursfields Celebrates Success of Young Entrepreneurs

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Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard, a solicitor at Thursfields, has judged this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme at Worcester Cathedral. Lauren is an accredited specialist in governance for the third sector and is responsible for Thursfields Education Sector offering. Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity. Company Programme, its flagship learning experience is a live…

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