15 Aug

Recognising the gender agenda for trans staff

Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process.  Elsewhere, the High Court has set an important precedent on the right to respect for non-gendered identity, marking a milestone in civil rights litigation on gender identity and LGBTI+ rights. Public… Read More »

09 Aug

Spire Solicitors LLP welcome new Trainee Solicitor

Spire Solicitors LLP is delighted to welcome Samantha Leaver to the firm as the latest Trainee Solicitor. Samantha is originally from Norfolk and studied law at the University of York. After graduation, she completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Leeds, achieving a distinction. Samantha has started her training contract in the Private… Read More »

08 Aug

Another promotion celebrated at Spire Solicitors LLP

Spire Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Charlotte Wright to Associate level. Charlotte joined Spire Solicitors LLP as a Trainee Solicitor in 2014 and qualified in 2015. She is based in the Dereham office, specialising in Commercial & Agricultural matters. Carl Heywood, Head of Agriculture at Spire Solicitors LLP, said: ‘I am… Read More »

08 Aug

Safeguarding is vital when appointing others to act

Increasing numbers of people are taking advantage of a simplified online process to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), which enables others to manage their affairs if they become unable to do so themselves, but alongside there is a surge in reports of abuse by attorneys.  It’s important to get guidance and set safeguards… Read More »

01 Aug

Spire Solicitors LLP Saddle in RideLondon-Surrey 100 Event

Spire Solicitors LLP is pleased to report on the success from two members of staff based in the Norwich branch who took part in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 event on July 29th, 2018. The event follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. “Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies… Read More »

31 Jul

Spire Solicitors LLP welcomes experienced Solicitor Susan Dayment

Spire Solicitors LLP is delighted to welcome Susan Dayment, pictured, who joins the firm as a Solicitor in the Private Client department and is the newest addition to the Aylsham office. Having graduated in 1989 from the University of Plymouth, Susan went on to qualify as a Solicitor in 1995 and spent her early years… Read More »

31 Jul

What does my Conveyancer actually mean?

Written by David Percival, a Chartered Legal Executive at Spire Solicitors LLP. Sometimes the terminology used in the property buying and selling process can be confusing. Whilst your Conveyancer should try and explain everything in plain English, below are a few common legal phrases which you will come across. Exchange of Contracts In England and… Read More »

17 Jul

Airbnb and unlawful subletting: Do you have a right to rent?

Written by Linda Marshall, a Chartered Legal Executive at Spire Solicitors LLP. Airbnb is a fairly modern phenomenon which allows you to rent out a spare room or your entire house as a short-term let. There are now over 2,000,000 properties listed on Airbnb, and the number of home owners seeking to leverage income from… Read More »

12 Jul

New report warns of looming incapacity crisis

97% of people in East Anglia leave important health and welfare decisions to chance By 2025, more than 13 million people who are at risk of mental incapacity will not be prepared 70% would like a family member to make medical and care decisions on their behalf, in the event of mental incapacity 73% of… Read More »