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 »

01 Nov

Landlords feel heat on changes in multiple occupation licensing

Landlords who have not responded to legislation introduced last year to protect tenants in multiple occupancy properties are facing massive fines. The latest involved a property in Lincoln, where landlord Julie Churchill was fined £40,000 for not having a licence for a house in multiple occupation and for failing to ensure the property was safe for the… Read More »

25 Oct

We’ve been flocked! #GetTheFlockOut!

Spire Solicitors LLP joins Coleman Opticians with their fundraising campaign for #PinkOctoBRA. Today, our mission is to set free a flock of 20 Flamingo’s that have landed on our picturesque lawn in The Close by Norwich Cathedral. We need to pay the ransom of £20 by midnight so they can be released to go and… Read More »

18 Oct

The life stages that go into legacy making

By Ejike Ndaji, Partner at Spire Solicitors LLP.  Record property values and family structures make inheritance planning a growing issue yet research[1] shows that more than half of adults in the UK do not have a will in place, with the figure rising to almost 60% among parents. The researchers also found that of those… Read More »

14 Oct

Brexit-proof contracts, avoiding a catch-22

The B-word should already be high on the agenda of businesses trading within the EU or relying on EU-based supply-chains. If the pound strengthens or plummets around Brexit, would you still be able to uphold the prices agreed in your contracts? Could delays at border-control prevent you from meeting agreed deadlines and targets? Are you… Read More »

11 Oct

Benedict Keane wins ‘Lawyer of the Year’ at the NNLS Excellence Awards

Spire Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that Benedict Keane has been awarded ‘Lawyer of the Year’ at the Norfolk and Norwich Law Society Excellence Awards. The awards, held at Open on Friday 27th September, celebrate the achievements of the region’s trainees and lawyers along with outstanding achievements throughout the year, with categories for Trainee… Read More »

08 Oct

Living Longer

Written by Rebecca Johnstone, Senior Associate Solicitor at Spire Solicitors LLP Advances in technology have led to many a break through in medicines and medical treatment and as such we can live longer and fight disease where we had not in the past. With each new technology that is released to the world we have… Read More »