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Top employment lawyer at Thursfields joins the board at Solihull BID

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One of the senior leaders at Thursfields Solicitors has been invited and appointed to the board of Solihull Business and Improvement District (BID). Helena Morrissey, the director of Employment & HR Law department at Thursfields, said she was looking forward to bringing her experience to the BID’s board to help it meet the needs of…

Commitment to paying a real living wage celebrated by Thursfields

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Thursfields Solicitors has started 2021 positively by winning accreditation as a living wage employer. The commitment will mean that everyone working directly or indirectly for the leading Midlands law firm will receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30. This hourly rate is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at…

Thursfields supporting five West Midlands and Worcestershire charities over Christmas

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Thursfields Solicitors has announced pre-Christmas donations of £1,000 to five West Midlands charities. They include New College Worcester, Variety in Birmingham, Sight Concern in Worcester, Get-A-Head in Solihull and the Black Country Foodbank. Thursfields’ Chairman Nick O’Hara said: “We all live and work in our local communities and so we are keen to support local…

High standards of client care and engaged staff is winning formula for Thursfields

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Thursfields Solicitors has been praised by a leading legal industry review body for consistent attention to its clients and creating a firm where staff are proud to work. “Standards of client care are high, and people are proud of the outcomes achieved for clients” – that’s the feedback received by Thursfields Solicitors after its recent…

Introducing “Flex-Ability”

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on business, both financially and from a ‘human’ perspective.  Whilst some businesses have thrived, many have already fallen victim to the virus and have closed down.  In order to survive, a huge number of companies have taken advantage of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme and placed employees…

An Economic Update

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With the recent increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and the introduction of further national measures to help slow the spread of the pandemic, many are left wondering what this second wave will mean for the future of the UK economy. The picture so far A decline in household spending between March and…

Thursfields joins forces with Aston Law School in new scholarship programme

Walid Hakem, Jade Linton, Valarie Achebe

Two law degree students will spend a day a week working at Thursfields Solicitors for two years in a new scholarship programme with Aston Law School. Walid Hakem and Valerie Achebe are the first students to win places on the programme, which was designed to widen access from students from black, Asian and minority ethnic…

Top lawyer champions diversity in the workplace during Black History Month

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One of Thursfields Solicitors’ top lawyers will speak about the importance of diversity in the workplace at three separate events during Black History Month. Jade Linton, an associate director and HR business partner at Thursfields, was recently recognised in the Reward 300 Index as a leading employment lawyer. Jade also regularly champions racial equality and…

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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