05 Dec

Soaring fees set deadline for executors and estate planning

Controversial court fees which have been branded a stealth tax on bereaved families are expected to prompt a surge in probate applications before the hike hits.  The new banded fee structure will see the cost of probate soar by thousands of pounds for higher value estates.   The current flat fee is £215 for a personal… Read More »

05 Dec

Selling part of your garden land for development

Written by Carolyn Bunn, Solicitor at Spire Solicitors LLP If you are thinking about selling part of your garden land for development, there are several things to consider. Talk to appropriate professionals: These include the local planning department to see if planning for a dwelling would be permitted; a land agent for advice on how… Read More »

07 Nov

New employment rights raise another red flag for employers

New payslip requirements are set to come into force, requiring itemised calculations for variable rates of pay and hours worked. Alongside, the requirement for payslips will be extended to include workers, not just employees.   The two amendments to the 1996 Employment Rights Act will come into force on April 6 2019.  From that date, employees… Read More »

01 Nov

Spire Solicitors LLP advises BMT Holdings Ltd on the management buyout of British Metal Treatments Limited

Based in Great Yarmouth, British Metal Treatments has more than 60 years experience in galvanising techniques and powder coating, working for multi-national engineering companies, power suppliers, local authorities and independent fabricators. The management buyout enabled the existing managing director, David Cowley to buy the company from its owners; Camellia Plc. Camellia plc is an international… Read More »

31 Oct

Spire Solicitors LLP Celebrates Legal 500 Success

Spire Solicitors LLP is pleased to share notable success in this Legal 500 UK Series, with Social Housing listed as a Top-Tier firm with Kevin Oelrichs noted as leading individual and Corporate & Commercial Norwich ranking at Tier 2, with Matthew Downing, Partner, listed as the only next-generation lawyer in Norwich! View the rundown of… Read More »

19 Oct

Spire Solicitors LLP raise £420 for Macmillan Cancer Support

On Friday 28th September, Spire Solicitors LLP helped to raise £420 by supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Tables full of tempting cakes and scones which were generously donated by staff and the local community, were on sale throughout the morning at the Diss United Reformed Church. Laura Pigney… Read More »

19 Oct

Buying a Property at Auction

Written by Ian Taylor, Solicitor at Spire Solicitors LLP As everyone will probably know, when the hammer falls at an auction, you have successfully bought what you bid for. It’s yours. If it’s a car or a piece of furniture, you have probably had a good look over it first, noticed any defects and taken… Read More »

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 »