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An End to the Divorce ‘Blame-Game’

An End to the Divorce ‘Blame-Game’

The long awaited and significant amendments to the Divorce Laws in England and Wales came in to force on 6 April 2022 when the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (also known as the “DDSA”) came into effect.  Previously there has been one ground for divorce- the irretrievable breakdown of...

Simran Shoker promoted to Trainee Solicitor

Simran Shoker promoted to Trainee Solicitor

We are very pleased to announce that Simran Shoker started her Training Contract with us from 1 April in her new role as a Trainee Solicitor.  Simran has been a brilliant addition to the Property team and has very capably demonstrated her potential to be an outstanding Solicitor for the future. ...

Thornes appoints 3 new Directors

Thornes appoints 3 new Directors

We are pleased to announce that Ben Thorne, Amy Lawton and Lisa Ridge are becoming Directors of Thornes from 1 April.  All three of them have demonstrated their commitment to the firm during their time with us and have greatly contributed to our growth.  We are very excited about the future with...

Gerald Thorne retires as Director

Gerald Thorne retires as Director

We today formally announce at the end of this financial year that Gerald Thorne has stepped down as Director. Gerald has been with Thornes since 1975 and committed 47 years of his life to the firm!. Throughout his time here, Gerald has worked incredibly hard and devoted so much of himself to...

Paige Bowyer Qualifies as a Solicitor

Paige Bowyer Qualifies as a Solicitor

We are delighted to announce that Paige Bowyer has completed her training contract with us and was admitted to the roll of Solicitors on 1 May 2021. Paige has made a fantastic contribution to the firm, and particularly the matrimonial department, and we are delighted that she is continuing her...

Good News for Property Purchasers!

Good News for Property Purchasers!

As a result of the Budget on 3rd March 2021, the current SDLT ‘holiday’ was extended. This was due to come to an end on 31st March 2021 but as a result of the announcement, the SDLT threshold for residential properties will continue to be £500,000 until 30th June 2021. This means that if you buy a...

Why Should You Have Lasting Power of Attorneys?

Why Should You Have Lasting Power of Attorneys?

At Thornes we will always recommend to our clients that they consider having LPA’s for both Finance and Health & Wellbeing.  Having an LPA in place means that you will have peace of mind that someone, or a number of people you know and who you trust (called attorneys) can make decisions...

Amy Lawton promoted to Associate

Amy Lawton promoted to Associate

We are delighted to announce that Amy Lawton has been promoted to Associate Solicitor at the firm with effect from 1 December 2020.  Amy has made a fantastic contribution to the Property Department at Thornes since her appointment in October 2016, and this appointment recognises her growing role...

Wills During Lockdown

Wills During Lockdown

The last nine months have been interesting to say the least in light of the current Covid and lockdown situations experienced by us all. Many were furloughed or worse still lost their jobs. It would be an understatement to say it has been a challenging time for everyone. 2020 will go down in...

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