31 Mar

COVID-19 – The impact on commercial contracts

The myriad and rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19 are being felt throughout the globe, and have been since it first emerged in China at the end of 2019. As we take measures to protect against the public health issues that Coronavirus poses, its outbreak has already led to significant economic disruption –  in the healthcare… Read More »

27 Mar

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

On Friday 20 March 2020, the Chancellor announced a new “Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme” (the Scheme) to help pay people’s wages. Employers will be able to contact HMRC for a grant to cover most of the wages of their workforce who remain on payroll but are temporarily not working during the coronavirus outbreak. Support for… Read More »

13 Mar

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we would like to take the time to confirm to our clients that we’re equipped to continue working as normal on your matters and have no on-going cause for concern to close any of our offices. In order for us to comply with current advice, as well… Read More »

13 Mar

Change to Intestacy Rules see a rise in the Statutory Legacy

Written by Josh Dunstone, Solicitor at Spire Solicitors LLP. What is intestacy? When someone dies without having made a Will, there are laws in place that dictate which blood relatives can inherit from the estate. These laws are more commonly known as the Intestacy Rules and are a rigid set of provisions that work through… Read More »

13 Mar

Probate – Can I do this myself?

Written by Sarah Fiddy, Associate Solicitor at Spire Solicitors LLP. Probate is the legal process for dealing with the estate of someone who has died. Before the next of kin or Executor named in the Will can claim, transfer, sell or distribute any of the deceased’s assets they may have to apply for probate. For… Read More »