Thursfields advises on family team’s purchase of Worcester café

Thursfields Solicitors has helped a family-led business to purchase a popular café in the historical heart of Worcester city centre.

Experts from the Birmingham office advised the Evans-Fisher family on the acquisition of The Market Café in The Cornmarket last month.

The Market Café already offered a full variety of hot and cold food under its previous owners, and the Evans-Fisher family now plan to expand the menu and develop the café in The Cornmarket, an area originally laid out in around 1200 AD.

The Thursfields’ team who worked on the deal included Sarah Monaghan on corporate aspects, Shauna Halls and Kirsty Underhill on commercial property law, and Lisa Kemp on employment issues.

Ian Evans-Fisher, director of Worcester Market Café Ltd, said: “Sarah, Shauna, Kirsty and Lisa were great in supporting and advising us throughout the purchase, making sure everything was in place on time. They were easy to contact and happy to explain things in easy-to-understand language, getting back to us quickly with answers to our questions which made the process much less stressful.

What we found particularly useful from a buyer’s perspective was Thursfields’ ability to manage all the different components of this complex purchase. These included the TUPE transfer of staff, dealing with the new property lease and the business transfer of the café itself.

This is a great café, and we’re really enjoying settling in with our fantastic team led by our manager Laura Kennett. We’re currently planning how to take the business forward with some ideas to expand with catering for business lunches and licenced opening in the early evenings”.

Sarah Monaghan of Thursfields said: “We are delighted to have assisted the Evans-Fisher family with this transaction. We wish them all the best for the future and look forward to supporting them as the business continues to progress.”

Other directors of Worcester Market Café Ltd include Andrew Evans-Fisher and Carol Evans-Fisher.

Thursfields’ expert solicitors are available at any of our offices and surrounding areas – Worcester, Solihull, Kidderminster, Halesowen, and Birmingham

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