09 Jun

Russian couple’s divorce not valid in UK (Family Court)

In Sergey Solovyev v Alexandra Solovyeva, the Family Court has ruled that a divorce obtained by a Russian couple via the Consulate of the Russian Federation in London should not be recognised in the UK. The couple were nationals of the Russian Federation and had married there in 2002. In 2012 they were living in… Read More »

06 Jun

The Deeds to my property refer to Covenants, what is a Covenant?

The Deeds to my property refer to Covenants, what is a Covenant? A Covenant is a promise made in relation to the property. It can either be a promise to do something (a positive covenant) or not to do something (a restrictive covenant). Can you give me an example of a Positive Covenant? Most commonly… Read More »

05 Jun

New arrivals in Spire Solicitors, Aylsham

We are pleased to announce that Marion Oliver and Sarah Lee have now joined the Spire conveyancing team at our Aylsham office. Both Marion and Sarah were previously employed at Overburys the forerunner to Spire Solicitors and are moving to Aylsham as a team to ensure the demands for conveyancing are met. If you have… Read More »

27 May

Focus On Acas PreClaim Conciliation

The government is clearly trying to reduce the number of employment tribunal claims brought against employers. Some proposals have already been brought in and were covered in previous Focus On articles. The most notable to date have been the increase in the qualification period for the main unfair dismissal right to two years and the… Read More »

23 May

Ecigarettes in the workplace

In light of recently published research that the number of regular e-cigarette smokers in the UK is now over two million, employers are advised to formulate their own policy in relation to the practice of “vaping” in the office. The anti-tobacco charity Ash (Action on Smoking and Health) has reported that the number of e-cigarette… Read More »

22 May

Spire Solicitors LLP one the top donating firms during nationwide campaign

On 4th June, Norfolk law firm Spire Solicitors LLP will be recognised by national organisation, Will Aid, for their fundraising efforts during the charity’s 25th anniversary campaign. The fundraising initiative took place throughout November 2013 and saw solicitors across the UK provide basic wills for free on the basis that their clients make a donation… Read More »

21 May

German law relevant to the assessment of widow’s claim

German law and not English law was applicable to the assessment of a widow’s claim in damages in respect of the death of her husband, a British national, in a road traffic accident in Germany caused by the negligent driving of a German national insured by a German insurer. Major Cox, an officer serving with… Read More »

19 May

Lifelong campaigner leads the way for dementia sufferers

Dementia sufferers wanting to remain in their own home have been given hope thanks to a lifelong political campaigner. In a case that has emphasised the importance of making one’s wishes known before illness strikes, a challenge to Westminster Council over residential care has successfully been fought on behalf of dementia campaigner and former politician… Read More »

16 May

Divorcing couples must consider mediation

The government is encouraging divorcing couples to settle the issues surrounding their separation using mediation rather than by going to court under new rules that have just come into force. Sarb Gosal, a partner in local law firm Spire Solicitors said, “These reforms mark a significant moment for the family justice system and are aimed… Read More »