News

30 Oct

What does it mean? Getting the language right

Have you heard language experts say that English has more words than other languages? The claim is made but it’s practically impossible to verify. The Oxford Dictionary says it’s quite probable that English has more words than most comparable world languages. The reason it seems, is historical. English was originally a Germanic language, related to Dutch and German…. Read More »

23 Oct

Boardroom battles and changes to the EU kitemark

In this week’s update, we look at what to look out for when as a shareholder in a private company, you don’t feel in the loop and what might be the replacement for the ubiquitous CE mark in the post Brexit world…   Requesting information from a company as shareholder Any starting point for either… Read More »

15 Oct

Spire Solicitors LLP announces new Head of Corporate and Commercial

Spire Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce Matthew Downing will be taking on the role of Head of Corporate and Commercial having jointly run the team with Roger Margand during the last year. Matthew is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial team and works from the Firm’s Norwich office. He is a very experienced… Read More »

13 Oct

Focus on Mental Health day 2020

In this weeks update, we look at World Mental Health day and mental health in the wider workplace.   World Mental Health Day “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close World Mental Health Day has been celebrated on 10 October each year since it was started by the… Read More »

06 Oct

Self isolation and what does good faith mean?

This week’s update looks at firstly the impact of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020, which came into force in England on 28 September 2020 (“Regulations”), plus the concept of good faith in contracts, which seems timely given the current negotiations over the BREXIT withdrawal agreement.   The duty to self-isolate The Regulations… Read More »

05 Oct

Another promotion celebrated at Spire Solicitors LLP

Spire Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Ian Taylor to Associate level. Ian joined Spire Solicitors LLP in 2016 and is based at the Firm’s Wymondham office. He has a wealth of experience in property work, both residential and commercial. A specialist in leasehold property, Ian deals with residential new-builds, shared ownership… Read More »

01 Oct

Spire Solicitors LLP announces new Head of Department

Spire Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of Ejike Ndaji to Head of Private Client. Ejike trained with Overburys (now part of Spire Solicitors LLP) and qualified as a Solicitor in 2013. After working in the Firm’s Norwich office, Ejike relocated to the Wymondham office in 2017, helping to strengthen the Private Client… Read More »

30 Sep

Spire Solicitors LLP celebrates Legal 500 success

Spire Solicitors LLP is celebrating after eight of their service areas have been recommended in the world’s largest independent legal guide- the Legal 500. The Firm remains a top tier for Social Housing with Head of department, Estelle Corner, listed as a leading individual. Matthew Downing has been listed as a next-generation partner for Corporate… Read More »

29 Sep

Working from home and face coverings- what this means now

This week’s update looks at where we are now (for the moment anyway) in terms of working from home in light of the latest guidance, which has changed from “employees should start to go back to work if they can” to “if you are in a Covid-secure workplace then you should be there if your… Read More »

25 Sep

Job Support Scheme- How will it work?

Written by Lucy Churchill, Senior Associate at Spire Solicitors LLP. On 24th September 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced a new plan to help save jobs in the face of a second wave of Covid-19. The new scheme, known as the Job Support Scheme, will replace the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme when it ends on… Read More »