Life peer attends round-table debate at Thursfields

Thursfields Solicitors provided the venue for a round-table debate attended by a number of guests –  including a popular politician who went on to become a life peer.

Lorely Burt was a Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull from 2005 to 2015, after which she became Baroness Burt of Solihull in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.

The Baroness joined the event at Thursfields’ Solihull office on 11 January organised by Intelligence Forums, the professional networking group which aims to bring more collaboration between businesses in the Midlands, London and the North.

The event was co-hosted by Hannah Nicholls, an associate solicitor in Thursfields’ Family Team, and the subject debated was: “What opportunity is derived from Solihull being one of the most affluent areas outside London?”

Ms Nicholls said: “Thursfields is always pleased to host these valuable events, and it’s always interesting to meet professionals from a wide variety of businesses.

“Baroness Burt has lots of past and ongoing experience of the local area, and so it was particularly useful to meet and get to know her.”

The event was also attended by Rob Pettigrew, commercial property director at Thursfields, who said: “We were delighted to host such a well-attended event with great input from across the Solihull business community.

“The contribution provided by Baroness Burt was insightful and triggered a lively debate about how start-up businesses can be supported”

Harry Corbett, of Intelligence Forums, said: “We are grateful to Thursfields for co-hosting this event with Intelligence Forums, and were pleased to attract so many distinguished guests.”

For more information, please contact:

Hannah Nicholls, Associate Solicitor, Thursfields


Tel: 01562 512479

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