Thursfields LLP is a well-known Worcestershire firm offering a full range of legal services to both business and individuals. It is committed to quality and service delivery and is Lexel, IIP Silver and CQS accredited. The firm was recently nominated as ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in the Birmingham Law Society Annual Awards.
The firm: Services include all aspects of commercial law and private client services, with notable expertise in commercial litigation, corporate transactions and employment law. Thursfields has increasingly attracted to its client base national companies and high-value private clients, due to the successful outcomes that the teams have achieved.
One of the firm’s unique selling points is its commitment to continuity – the same legal team handles clients’ cases from start to completion (especially important to the family, probate and commercial clients). Clients value Thursfields’ practical and commercial approach, together with a genuine interest in their business needs, as setting the firm apart in the delivery of effective solutions to their legal problems. It advises a variety of business clients, from small, owner-managed businesses to large, national, listed companies, partnerships, public sector organisations and educational establishments. Prominent clients include Blakedown Environment and Leisure plc, Helix, Thomas Vale Plc, Bestseller Retail UK Ltd, Lisa Shepherd and Natural England.
Types of work undertaken: Corporate and commercial expertise includes business start-up advice, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, shareholder issues, partnerships, private equity finance and joint ventures, intellectual property and agency, franchise and distribution agreements.
Commercial property expertise includes site assembly and development, including option agreements and conditional contracts, planning and environmental law, acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold property, and in-depth experience of landlord and tenant work.
Litigation services cover a broad range of matters for commercial and private clients, particularly commercial contract disputes, professional negligence and probate disputes. The firm also acts for trustees in bankruptcy, liquidators and receivers. A fixed-fee debt recovery facility is available.
Employment expertise includes a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, from tribunal complaints to redundancy programmes and business reorganisations. The firm offers a fixed-fee HR helpline service for employers and provides bespoke employment law training for clients.
Private client: the firm offers a broad range of private client services, including all aspects of residential property transactions and mental health law. A bespoke service is offered in estate and tax planning, wills, trusts, probate and financial planning. In family matters, divorce, separation and complex financial affairs are dealt with, as well as arrangements for children, including care and adoption.
For further information go to www.thursfields.co.uk.
Other offices: Worcester, Stourport
Breakdown of work %
Commercial services 40
Private client 60
Number of UK Partners 7
Number of other UK fee-earners 25
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