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16/06/2021

Virtual Insight Day for law students organised by trainee solicitors at Thursfields

Thursfields Solicitors has organised a Virtual Insight Day to show law students what to expect in a legal career. The detailed event, organised by the leading Midlands law firm’s Junior Lawyer Committee, will involve a range of talks, tips and practical advice on applications and interviews, and will run via Zoom from 9am to 4pm…

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15/06/2021

Thursfields Talk Legal: buying, selling or leasing commercial premises

Top tips on how to go about buying, selling or leasing commercial premises will be the focus of a free Thursfields Solicitors’ webinar later this month. The Zoom-based event from 10am on Wednesday 23 June will start with a short vidcast from Stewart Coles, an associate director of Commercial Property at Thursfields, who will then…

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14/06/2021

Removing some of the barnacles

The new Charities Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021, has already started to make its way through Parliament. It is the result of a detailed review of technical issues in charity law which prompted Lord Hodgson, who undertook the review, to comment :- “I found that charities faced a number of…

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10/06/2021

Thursfields advise on unprecedented demand for flexible or serviced office spaces on short leases

There has been a notable surge in the demand for flexible or serviced office spaces on short leases as businesses adopt hybrid working following COVID-19, according to Thursfields Solicitors. Tony Gibb, a director at Thursfields and head of the commercial property team, was commenting after a Centre for Cities think tank report suggested that a…

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09/06/2021

Corporate deals worth £125m-plus in Thursfields’ busiest year ever

Thursfields Solicitors has recorded its busiest ever 12 months of corporate activity, providing legal guidance on 29 deals worth a total of more than £125 million. Gareth Burge, director and head of Corporate at Thursfields, explained that he and his team had coped with the hectic period despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Gareth said: “The last…

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07/06/2021

Back to the Future

While many key-worker employees have stoically continued to attend their normal workplaces throughout the covid pandemic, many employees have been furloughed, or working at home for over a year.  With the gradual release of lockdown, employers should now be turning their thoughts to the “new normal” and how they are going to manage the “return…

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03/06/2021

The new Official Injury Claims service – Why you should still seek legal advice

Have you had a whiplash injury from a road traffic accident and are you thinking about making a claim for compensation as a result? If so, you need to be aware that the Government has introduced a new system for processing whiplash and other small injury claims arising from road traffic accidents, known as “Official…

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01/06/2021

Thursfields promotes nine in recognition of key role in continuing growth

West Midlands law firm, Thursfields Solicitors, has made nine promotions in recognition of talent, hard work and loyalty in the past 18 months. Key promotions are Jade Linton who is now HR director and joins the Executive Team at board level and Sharon Oakley who is promoted to director in the Wills & Estates Team….

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24/05/2021

You have a Business, but do you have a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) appoint people to make decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself. These decisions can be in relation to financial or health-based affairs. However, did you know that you can also have an LPA for your business affairs? It is often assumed that someone can make business…

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18/05/2021

Thursfields advises on cloudThing sale to Kerv

A team of business lawyers at Thursfields Solicitors has advised the shareholders of Birmingham-based cloudThing Group Ltd on its sale to cloud management services company Kerv. Recently ranked as one of the Best Companies to Work for in the UK by Best Companies, cloudThing is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK…

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12/05/2021

What will flexible working arrangements mean for shared parenting?

If flexible working was a growing trend in forward-looking companies before the pandemic, the idea has certainly grown as we have learned to cope with successive lockdowns. Already it seems as if agile working is here to stay as more and more businesses have grown accustomed to and accepted that staff can work productively from…

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10/05/2021

Thursfields wraps up packaging sale for shareholders of SARPAK

The corporate team at Thursfields Solicitors has advised the owners of a packaging specialist based in Port Talbot on its sale to the UK subsidiary of a French-owned group. SARPAK has been acquired by Alfaplas, the Hereford-based subsidiary of French headquartered Sphere for an undisclosed sum. A Thursfields team led by corporate director Gareth Burge…

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