08 Jan

Affordable housing development – what to expect in 2021?

Last January, I was asking if 2020 would be the year we would finally see some new housing legislation. For many reasons, we didn’t get the reform that was much anticipated. So will 2021 now bring change to affordable housing and what do housing associations need to look out for in the coming 12 months?… Read More »

09 Dec

How to keep your property transaction moving

Written by Ian Taylor, Associate Solicitor at Spire Solicitors LLP. If you’re in the process of moving home or are looking to put your property on the market, you may be wondering how the Covid pandemic will affect your property transaction. Following the announcement of the stamp duty “holiday” back in July, the UK has… Read More »

12 Nov

How to avoid neighbour lockdown disputes

Written by Siân Carrel, Partner at Spire Solicitors LLP. With everyone spending more time at home because of lockdown, it is likely you will be seeing and hearing your neighbours more than you are used to. In some cases, this has led to an increase in neighbour complaints. To maintain a good relationship with your… Read More »

12 Nov

Spire Solicitors LLP announces new Partner promotion

Spire Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of Howard Bailey to Partner within the commercial property team. Howard joined Spire Solicitors LLP in 2018 and is based at the firm’s Attleborough office. He is involved with all commercial property related matters, with a particular focus on land promotion and property development in Norfolk…. Read More »

09 Nov

Second Lockdown Headlines

Greetings to all following a week absorbing the implications of what a second lockdown might look like and how it will affect us all. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new national lockdown for England, the UK Parliament has passed formal regulations implementing the lockdown which came into effect at midnight Wednesday. The new… Read More »

03 Nov

Government extends the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Written by Lucy Churchill, Senior Associate at Spire Solicitors LLP. Following the latest government announcement on Saturday 31st October, the Job Support Scheme (JSS) has been put on hold and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended instead. The CJRS was initially introduced in March with the aim to reduce the number of… Read More »

30 Oct

What does it mean? Getting the language right

Have you heard language experts say that English has more words than other languages? The claim is made but it’s practically impossible to verify. The Oxford Dictionary says it’s quite probable that English has more words than most comparable world languages. The reason it seems, is historical. English was originally a Germanic language, related to Dutch and German…. Read More »