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Thursfields helps Time Etc to grow HQ in Birmingham

Thursfields Solicitors has helped a Birmingham company expand into larger offices due to the success of the firm during the pandemic. Established since 2007, Time Etc Ltd provides on-demand executive assistants who provide administrative support to entrepreneur clients from their own homes on a part-time basis. The business was started by founder Barnaby Lashbrooke and…

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On your bike? Cycling on the increase

One of the more positive effects of lockdown has been an increase in the number of people cycling in the UK. This brings with it enormous public health and environmental benefits. Government data revealed that cycling levels increased during lockdown by up to 200% compared to pre-Covid -19 levels. To encourage the trend to continue,…

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Law Commission’s blueprint for future of home ownership welcomed

Recommendations for a new and clear direction for the future of home ownership have been welcomed by Thursfields Solicitors. Nick O’Hara, managing director at Thursfields was commenting after the Law Commission unveiled a plan that included a commonhold regime described as “fit for purpose”, plus a reform of leasehold enfranchisement and the right to manage….

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What is a warranty and why are they required? Corporate Law

Unlike a property acquisition, when acquiring shares or business (and assets), the principle of caveat emptor (buyer beware) applies, meaning, the law provides no statutory or common law protection for the buyer in relation to company, shares or business which it is acquiring. Therefore, buyers will require contractual protection from the Seller of the shares…

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The (other) perils of COVID-19

The Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on human life and torn through the UK economy as quickly as the Australian bushfires we witnessed earlier in the year. In order to address the impact on the economy the UK government have been quick to rush through two pieces of legislation to provide support to businesses…

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Free consultations to help Worcestershire Ambassadors plan for the future

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…

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Thursfields’ offices start reopening for pre-booked appointments

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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What happens to my pension on Divorce? Family Law

When going through a separation or divorce, you may not be sure what happens to yours and your partners’ pension. Below we explore some of the most frequently asked questions about this: My partners’ pension is the same amount as the equity in our house, should I just accept the house? This is one of…

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Listing in prestigious legal wealth guide for top Thursfields lawyer | Wills and Estates

A top lawyer at Thursfields Solicitors has been included in a prestigious national legal guide that highlights top professional advisers for wealthy clients. Ruth Baker, an associate director in the Wills & Estates department in Thursfields’s Worcester office, is one of just two lawyers ranked in the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide from the…

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Thursfields transforms working practices to deliver during COVID-19

Enthusiastic staff willing to revolutionise working practices and embrace true flexible working have helped Thursfields Solicitors continue services for all clients during COVID-19. The pandemic has seen all 150 employees at the leading Midlands law firm switch from being based in six offices spread across the region to remote working. Julia Warrilow, finance and operations…

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Preparing to move home | Residential Conveyancing Solicitors

Following the relaxation of the lockdown provisions, the property market has sprung back into life.  The usual springtime activity was subdued but now we are seeing a frenzy of activity and with the concessions with stamp duty, there is no better time to prepare your home for sale. There is always lot of advice from…

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Thursfields welcomes Stamp Duty cut as timely boost to housing market

Thursfields Solicitors has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to cut Stamp Duty on homes under £500,000. Nick O’Hara, managing director, said: “This is the right move at the right time to get the property market moving again. “There was a degree of pent up demand, delayed house moves and an initial surge of interest after lockdown…

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