27 Feb

Stressed workers can call for counselling

Employees suffering from depression caused by work-related stress could ask their employers to pay for psychiatric counselling, following a recent ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The decision followed a claim brought by Lynda Butcher, the ex finance and reception manager of Croft Vets, a veterinary practice where she had worked from 1996 to 2010…. Read More »

24 Feb

Sophie Thurston of Spire Solicitors wins award!

Sophie Thurston has been awarded the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Administration of Estates Student of the Year (E&W) (November) award for the highest marks in her 2013 paper. Sophie will be invited to attend an excellence awards lunch in June to celebrate her award. Everyone at Spire would like to congratulate Sophie… Read More »

19 Feb

Spire Solicitors pleased to support Dereham Sure Start Centre

Just a quick reminder that Spire Solicitors LLP in conjunction with the Dereham Sure Start Centre will be offering a free family law legal advice surgery in Dereham each month to members of the centre lasting up to 20 minutes advising on a wide range of family law related matters including:- – Contact and Residence… Read More »

11 Feb

Questions & answers to buying and selling property

Here’s a range of Q&As you might think of when thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor to work on your behalf. Q. What will my Solicitor do during my house purchase? A. They are responsible for investigating title to the property ie checking that the Seller owns it and can sell it to you and… Read More »

11 Feb

avoiding family feuds when you die

Inheritance issues are in the headlines, following the reading of Nelson Mandela’s will, highlighting problems that are becoming increasingly common with the rising number of ‘blended’ families following remarriage. Commentators have pointed to the international leader’s decision to exclude his first wife Winnie from the will and the restrictions he placed on legacies to some… Read More »

06 Feb

money, money, money – family law insights by Karen Fox

By Karen Fox of Spire Solicitors LLP 40 High Street Watton We all need it and we certainly all want to keep as much of it for ourselves as possible but recently I heard a story which, from a lawyer’s perspective, was just appalling because the loss suffered should and could have been so easily… Read More »

06 Feb

Help to buy – Mortgage guarantee scheme will it help you

What is the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme exactly? In the 2013 Budget, the government revealed a number of financial support initiatives designed to address long-term problems in the residential property market one of which was the second phase of the Help to Buy scheme. This part of the scheme, originally planned for January… Read More »

30 Jan

Changes to TUPE arrive but employers disappointed

Employers hoping for a complete overhaul and greater flexibility in the transfer of employee rights following a company sale or change of contractor, under what is known as TUPE legislation, are likely to be disappointed when the new regulations come into force at the end of the month. The new Collective Redundancies & Transfer of… Read More »

30 Jan

More talk time is priority for splitting couples

Hard on the heels of Britain’s longest-running and most bitter divorce, the Government has said it will be pushing more couples towards mediation, whilst the price of applying for a divorce could rise to £750, as part of an overhaul of court fees by the Ministry of Justice. The multi-million pound divorce case of Young… Read More »