25 Feb

The bank of Mum and Dad

Written by David Percival, Chartered Legal Executive at Spire Solicitors LLP. As a result of high rental costs and soaring property prices, more parents are dipping into savings or releasing capital from their own property to support the next generation. Research by Legal & General estimates that a massive £6.3bn was provided last year by… Read More »

04 Feb

Spire Solicitors LLP acts on the acquisition of Zaks

The Holiday Parks and Hospitality business, Blue Sky Leisure has today announced the sale of Zaks UK, including its three Norwich based American-themed Zaks restaurants, for an undisclosed sum. The business has been sold to Neighbourhood Dining Limited – a firm owned and operated by Chris Carr and Ian Hacon – both of whom have… Read More »

03 Feb

Steps to buying your first home

Written by Natalie Briggs, Conveyancing Executive at Spire Solicitors LLP You have just had an offer accepted on your first home, what now? Buying a home for the first time should be exciting and if you know the steps and are prepared it should be as stress free as possible. What are the first steps… Read More »

08 Jan

Spire Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce two key promotions

Spire Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Rebecca Johnstone and Teresa Callender. Rebecca Johnstone has been promoted to Partner in the Private Client department. She is based at the Attleborough office and specialises in estate and succession planning including Wills, Trusts and Administration of Estates. Rebecca also advises on Lasting Powers of… Read More »

11 Dec

Talking and teamwork to tackle Christmas break-ups

Divorce rates have fallen to their lowest level since the 1970s but breakdowns continue to spike after the festive season, and professionals are encouraging couples with rocky relationships to focus on talking to each other in the run up to Christmas. Many attribute the stress and financial burden of trying to create the perfect Christmas… Read More »

11 Dec

Checking the cost of Christmas in corporate gifting and entertaining

Christmas brings a round of festive celebrations with drinks, dinners and bottles of wine shared between customers and suppliers, but whether giving or receiving, businesses need to keep up with the rules on corporate gifting.  Under the regime introduced in 2011 by the Bribery Act, any corporate hospitality or gifting must be reasonable and proportionate,… Read More »

09 Dec

Prepare to buy or sell

Julie Crowder-Barr, Associate at Spire Solicitors LLP, discusses things you should consider to help make the buying or selling process smoother. Buying or selling a house can often be quite daunting. Being prepared is half the battle and more often than not, can help to avoid delays along the way. Before you put your property… Read More »

04 Dec

Don’t put your footer in it when it comes to contracts

Forget the ink, the courts have ruled that an automatic email signature can count when it comes to the dotted line.   Companies are being urged to review their electronic procedures after a court ruled that an automatic email footer could be enough to conclude a binding contract in a property transfer. Although legislation covering electronic… Read More »

22 Nov

The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) (No. 2) Order

An Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA) Tenancy granted before 12th July 1984 may still allow two subsequent successions which means the tenancy could continue into subsequent generations on either the death or retirement of the original tenant. In order for an applicant to be successful in an application to succeed an AHA Tenancy, there are… Read More »