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17 Oct

Spire Solicitors LLP Shortlisted for Two National Awards

Spire Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce we have been shortlisted for two national awards to celebrate our achievements after another successful year. The awards are a part of LawNet and follow on from the firm being crowned Law Firm of the Year in 2017/2018. Sharron Tennant, Head of Residential Property has been shortlisted for… Read More »

01 Oct

First Time Buyers- Government schemes to help you

Written by Melissa Richards, Chartered Legal Executive at Spire Solicitors LLP Buying your first home should be exciting, yet the prospect of saving enough money for a deposit can often be daunting. To help fund a property purchase the government have introduced a number of schemes to assist first time buyers. Help to Buy ISA:… Read More »

26 Sep

Robert Plumbly Memorial Service

Further to the announcement of the passing of former Senior Partner, Robert Plumbly, a Memorial Service will be held 19th October, 2.00pm at Wymondham Abbey. For all who are interested in attending to pay their respects to a great friend and Solicitor, please do feel free to join and celebrate a life well lived. A life… Read More »

19 Sep

Living together without a Will- the legalities

Written by Jo Tinson, Partner at Spire Solicitors LLP Many couples are now choosing to live together before they get married, or are choosing to not get married at all. It is currently the fastest growing family type in the UK, with 3.3 million cohabiting couples recorded in 2017. However, even with this increase, cohabiting… Read More »

12 Sep

When the end of summer spells the end of marriage

September is traditionally a time of new beginnings, with children off to school or university and parents back to work, but for many couples, the end of summer can spell the end of marriage. Lawyers often talk about ‘divorce day’ in January and report a similar surge when summer holidays are over, and research1 looking… Read More »

06 Sep

Obituary – Robert Plumbly. A Dedicated Solicitor & Loyal Friend.

It is with great sadness Spire Solicitors LLP announces the passing of former Senior Partner, Robert Plumbly, aged 71 years. Robert joined Spire Solicitors LLP as a young man in 1971 with Spire forerunner, Greenland Houchen & Co subsequently Greenland Houchen Pomeroy (GHP), focussing on a wide and successful practice area to include both Commercial… Read More »

03 Sep

School exclusion policies in the dock at start of the school year

Pupil exclusions by schools have been hitting the headlines in the run up to the start of the new academic year and parents are being encouraged to find out where they stand if their children are the focus of disciplinary action at school. Figures1 published recently by the Department for Education show that the proportion… Read More »

03 Sep

Stampy Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Q & A

Written by Donna Buttolph, Conveyancing Executive at Spire Solicitors LLP When buying a residential property, it is likely you will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax. SDLT is a Government tax payable on land transactions over £125,000. It applies when you buy a freehold property, buy a new or existing leasehold property, buy a… Read More »

03 Sep

Summer disputes- Neighbour vs Neighbour

Written by Siân Carrel, Partner at Spire Solicitors LLP. With summer here, many homeowners will be busy maintaining their gardens and enjoying some outdoor living. However, unless you live in rural isolation, hot summers can often lead to an increase in neighbour complaints. To maintain a summer of tranquillity, it is important to consider the… Read More »

21 Aug

Spire Solicitors LLP welcome new Conveyancing Executive

Spire Solicitors LLP is delighted to welcome a new Conveyancing Executive to the Residential Conveyancing Department. Natalie Briggs joins the Watton office, bringing with her an abundance of enthusiasm and over 15 years of experience in dealing with residential property transactions. Sharron Tennant, Head of Residential Property, said: ‘Natalie is a welcomed addition to the… Read More »