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28/10/2020

Thursfields advises management team on acquisition of major technology business

Thursfields has advised the management team of Smartbox on its joint venture with AIM-listed CareTech Holdings plc and acquisition of Malvern based Smartbox Assistive Technology and Sensory Software International. Corporate director Gareth Burge led the team and was supported by Joe Rollins (solicitor, corporate), Reece De-Vaney (solicitor, corporate) and Helena Morrisey (head of employment). The…

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27/10/2020

COVID-19 and its impact on dealing with finances within divorce proceedings

People facing divorce proceedings may be concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect dealing with financial settlements, in particular those involving business assets. Below we explore some of the most frequently asked questions: I am getting divorced. Will COVID-19 affect how my finances are dealt with by the courts? There has been no change…

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27/10/2020

Will making during Coronavirus pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought many challenges. As a firm, Thursfields adjusted to home-working and a life of video conferencing with clients as well as online court procedures. Very few of our physical legal encounters with clients could not be replicated through the use of technology. Wills and Estates Coronavirus changed many people’s attitudes to…

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27/10/2020

Introducing “Flex-Ability”

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…

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27/10/2020

An Economic Update

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…

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26/10/2020

Thursfields helps cloudThing gear up for next stage of growth

Thursfields Solicitors has advised award-winning IT business cloudThing on the agreement of new loan facilities with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, part of Virgin Money. The funding is to support a recapitalisation aimed at positioning the Worcestershire tech company for continued growth and success. cloudThing, based in Belbroughton, near Stourbridge, was established in January 2011, and…

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22/10/2020

Long standing Midlands finance recruitment specialists complete management buy-out

CY Executive Resourcing Ltd, a specialist recruitment company for the finance and accounting sector, has welcomed new owners following a management buy-out. Cynthia Parker, who was the founder and chief executive of the Worcester-based company, was helped by Thursfields Solicitors, to sell the business for an undisclosed sum to fellow directors. The new owners are…

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21/10/2020

Thursfields offers free employment consultations in return for survey

Businesses keen to build more flexibility into their workforce and working practices in response to changing economic conditions are being offered a free employment law consultation by Thursfields Solicitors. Thursfields’ Employment Law Solicitors are offering the free of charge telephone consultation to any company who answers a short online survey. Helena Morrissey, director of the…

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20/10/2020

Thursfields joins forces with Aston Law School in new scholarship programme

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…

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16/10/2020

Covert recording brings overt cost award | Employment Law

Facts & findings of the case In the recent case of Tan v Copthorne Hotels an employment tribunal made a large costs award against Mr Tan. It is a noteworthy case as not only did they award Copthorne Hotels the sum of £432,000, which is one of the largest awards for of costs against an…

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15/10/2020

CEO and Trustee considerations in legacy giving

Many charities have been rocked by Covid-19, and many within the sector have been concerned as to whether the income received from legacy giving will sustain. However, with a reported surge in the number of charity legacies being written into Wills during the coronavirus pandemic, and legacy income predicted to rise in the next five…

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14/10/2020

Top lawyer champions diversity in the workplace during Black History Month

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…

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