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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….

Thursfields unveils new leadership team

Jade Linton, Michelle O'Hara, Nick O'Hara, Ian Bond, Helena Morrissey

Thursfields Solicitors has made some key changes amongst its leadership team designed to continue the firm’s successful growth strategy. Current managing director Nick O’Hara steps up to the new role of chairman after heading the firm for 13 years. He will have a strategic focus on clients and business development. Michelle O’Hara has been appointed…

Jade Linton of Thursfields named as one of UK’s top 25 employment lawyers

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A senior HR and employment expert at Thursfields Solicitors has been recognised in a prestigious index for the sector’s top experts published by a national journal. Jade Linton, an associate director and HR business partner in the Employment department, has been listed as one of the UK’s top 25 employment lawyers. The Reward 300 2020…

Thursfields Talk Legal: the positive sides of insolvency to be discussed at free webinar

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The way that insolvency can become a positive outcome for businesses facing financial problems will be discussed at Thursfields Solicitors’ webinar next month. Stephen Rome, a director in the Dispute Resolution department at Thursfields Solicitors, and an expert in contentious insolvency matters, will host the free Talk Legal webinar at 10am on Wednesday 16 September….

Free consultations to help Worcestershire Ambassadors plan for the future

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Thursfields Solicitors is offering free of charge consultations to help Worcestershire Ambassadors and their companies make plans for the future as we all navigate through COVID-19. Nick O’Hara, the managing director of Thursfields, and Andrew Manning-Cox, a non-executive director of the company, will be offering the one hour-long virtual sessions for fellow Worcestershire Ambassadors to…

Thursfields’ offices start reopening for pre-booked appointments

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The offices of Thursfields Solicitors have started to reopen for pre-booked appointments as the COVID-19 lockdown begins to ease. Thursfields has opened its offices in Worcester, Halesowen, Kidderminster, and Solihull, although the majority of staff are working remotely they have practices in place to allow necessary face-to-face appointments to take place. Julia Warrilow, finance and…

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