News and Insights

Welcome to our News and Insights section. Here we’ll talk about the latest legal developments with our articles and videos. You can browse or search by practice area or sector. We’ll also let you know about changes at our firm including the expansion into new practice areas, sectors and locations.



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Partner Hilesh Chavda in favour of moving year-end dates to modernise UK tax system

Our Private Client Partner Hilesh Chavda has been featured in leading accounting publication Accountancy Age, discussing The...

Press
Posted: 15 Jun 2021



Right to work checks in the not-so-remote future

The Home Office has published the code of practice for conducting right to work checks after the post-Brexit transition period...

Article | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 14 Jun 2021



Update on Coronavirus and UK immigration

This update highlights the available policy information, the problems posed for visa holders and their employers and what they can do...


Article | Immigration & Global Mobility | COVID-19 | Post-Brexit
Posted: 14 Jun 2021



Flexible benefits are the way forward as economy opens up again, writes Amanda Lennon in Employee Benefits

Our Employment Law Partner Amanda Lennon has been quoted in Employee Benefits, the UK's premier publication for professionals...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 14 Jun 2021



Partner Spotlight: Releasing Potential

Hilesh, you’re a lawyer specialising in private client wealth management, which can include philanthropy. You’ve been...

Article | ESG
Posted: 14 Jun 2021



Partner Elizabeth Vago calls on government to open up green hydrogen in Energy Manager Magazine

Our renewable energy partner Elizabeth Vago has had an article published in the June edition of Energy Manager Magazine,...

Press | Energy & Natural Resources
Posted: 14 Jun 2021



Commercial Surrogacy Arrangements

The main difference between altruistic surrogacy and commercial surrogacy is the existence of a commercial agreement binding...

Article | Family Law
Posted: 4 Jun 2021



IP & Tech Partner Jowanna Conboye featured in Images Magazine

Our Intellectual Property and Technology Partner Jowanna Conboye has been featured in an interview for Images Magazine,...

Press | Intellectual Property
Posted: 3 Jun 2021



Post Study Working It! The New Graduate Visa

The exciting new graduate route visa is nearly here! You can now stay in the UK for up to 2 years post study. Are you ready for...

Article | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 3 Jun 2021



Practicalities following death in the family

“Nothing is certain except death and taxes” – is a famous quote originating with Benjamin Franklin in 1789, which still...

Article
Posted: 2 Jun 2021



Domicile – Much Ado About Nothing?

Domicile is a common law concept most people do not usually come across until they start putting their affairs in order. Under...

Article
Posted: 1 Jun 2021



International Surrogacy

Embarking on a surrogacy arrangement abroad can be daunting for anyone wishing to engage in this process. There are lots of...

Article | Family Law
Posted: 1 Jun 2021



The Consequences Of Not Having A Valid Will

The need to write a Will cannot be stressed enough. Nonetheless over 50% of the UK population has not made a Will. During the...

Article
Posted: 28 May 2021



Digital Bytes

Some noteworthy recent highlights of proposed UK regulation impacting the Telecoms/TMT sector: Internet safety – We have...

Article | Media & Advertising | Technology | Telecoms
Posted: 26 May 2021



EU Settlement Scheme tips in advance of the deadline

The EU Settlement Scheme deadline is fast approaching! In this quick video, Samar Shams explains some little-known but...

Video | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 26 May 2021



One of our client’s outstanding success stories

CT4N is the operating arm for Nottingham Community Transport, a small bus company based in Sherwood, Nottingham. CT4N will...

News | Employment Law
Posted: 25 May 2021



How COVID 19 will change the Civil Litigation landscape

By Jeremy Berg of Spencer West LLP and James Stuart, head of commercial of Lamb Chambers. In many parts of the economy, people...

Article | Dispute Resolution
Posted: 25 May 2021



Surrogacy in the UK

Surrogacy is now becoming a well-recognised concept in the U.K, but if you are unfamiliar with what the terms means ‘it...

Article | Family Law
Posted: 25 May 2021



Intellectual Property and Technology Partner Jowanna Conboye discusses Apple's strategy in settling the case.

Our Intellectual Property and Technology Partner Jowanna Conboye has been featured in a BBC News article, discussing class...

Press | Intellectual Property
Posted: 21 May 2021



Our Construction Partner Sarah Evans is published in key industry title PBC Today

Our Construction Partner Sarah Evans has had an article published in PBC Today, a key industry title focusing on construction,...

Press | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 21 May 2021



Intellectual Property and Technology Partner Jowanna Conboye has had an article featured in The Successful Founder digital magazine

We're delighted that our Intellectual Property and Technology Partner Jowanna Conboye has had an article featured in The...

Press | Intellectual Property
Posted: 19 May 2021



Employment Law Partner Amanda Lennon has been quoted in key industry title Retail Gazette

Discussing the topic of how staff mental wellbeing in the UK retail sector can be prioritised now that restrictions are being...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 17 May 2021



Amanda Lennon quoted in the Daily Express - details of the fifth SEISS grant for the self-employed

Our Employment Law Partner Amanda Lennon has been quoted in the Daily Express in a piece explaining the details of the fifth...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 17 May 2021



In Conversation with Leeds University Business School

Our distinguished employment partner Dr John McMullen is a Visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) at the...

Article | Employment Law
Posted: 17 May 2021



Intellectual Property and Technology Partner Jowanna Conboye discusses copyright in a case involving TikTok.

Intellectual Property and Technology Partner Jowanna Conboye has been featured in a BBC News article discussing a copyright...

News | Press | Intellectual Property
Posted: 13 May 2021



Exploiting TMT Business Relationships in a Covid World - Legal Strategies May 2021

Take a look at our latest video where we take an overview of some commercial legal strategies for TMT businesses managing a...

Video | Telecoms
Posted: 13 May 2021



Partner Spotlight: Family Matters

Spencer West family lawyer Richard Gilbert talks about his pro bono work with families in Hertfordshire, and how this work is...

Article | ESG
Posted: 13 May 2021



The EU’s “Brave New World” of Regulated Trustworthy AI

With the unfailing rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems being used in everything from planning national defence...

Article | Telecoms
Posted: 12 May 2021



Anne Mannix quoted in the Financial Times in an article about whistleblowers who seek redress.

We are delighted that Employment Law Partner Anne Mannix has been quoted in the Financial Times in an article about...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 11 May 2021



ISO 45003 – An appropriate new standard or a gross over-simplification

It may well be long overdue, but the global pandemic has certainly created, more now than ever before, an environment and a...

Article | Employment Law
Posted: 11 May 2021



The revised Building Regulations cladding regulations (affecting residential property)

You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the property industry (or outside it) not aware of the ever-present and very...

Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 11 May 2021



Check it out: Right to Work update

In this timely webinar, Spencer West Immigration and Global Mobility Partner Samar Shams will take stock of the new right to...

Video | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 6 May 2021



Jowanna Conboye has been quoted in key industry title Retail Sector, discussing the caterpillar cake battle

Intellectual Property and Technology Partner Jowanna Conboye has been quoted in key industry title Retail Sector, discussing...

Press | Intellectual Property
Posted: 6 May 2021



Can you still get the fourth SEISS grant if you filed your tax return late?

Partner Amanda Lennon has been featured in the Daily Express, in an article discussing tax return filing and the...

Article | Employment Law
Posted: 4 May 2021



Breach of working conditions can ground a claim for constructive dismissal under TUPE even if the breach concerned is not a breach of contract.

The Employment Appeal tribunal has held an employee can, when TUPE applies, claim constructive dismissal where a breach of...

Article | Employment Law
Posted: 26 Apr 2021



Assessing the impact of COVID 19 on contracts

As the UK started the year in 2020 it still enjoyed free movement of people, which was due to end by December 31st 2020, but...

Article | Dispute Resolution
Posted: 22 Apr 2021



End of temporary policy allowing remote right to work checks

This article was written by Samar Shams, Immigration and Global Mobility Partner, on 21 April 2021 and updated on 17 May...

Article | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 21 Apr 2021



Flexible working and pandemic-related changes in the workplace

Our founder Simeon Spencer features in the Law Society Gazette in an article by Katherine Freeland, which discusses how...

Article | Employment Law
Posted: 21 Apr 2021



The Suez blockage: A lasting smell for construction?

Just when you thought you could put away your Force Majeure manual...Ever Green hit the headlines. Despite reported pent up...

Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects | Dispute Resolution
Posted: 19 Apr 2021



The new rules on witness evidence

When I started my career the Civil Procedure Rules had not been introduced, with its rules governing procedure including in...

Article | Dispute Resolution
Posted: 16 Apr 2021



DR John McMullen published in prestigious International Journal

Dr John McMullen has been published in the March issue of the prestigious Industrial Law Journal. The purpose of his article is...

Article | Employment Law
Posted: 13 Apr 2021



Employment Law Current Rates and Limits 2021-22

The latest rates of certain statutory payments and upper and lower limits on employment tribunal awards


Article | Employment Law
Posted: 13 Apr 2021



Cyber Security Incidents – it’s a matter of when not if

The UK Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 has shown that: four in ten businesses report having cyber security...

Article | Data Protection & Cybersecurity
Posted: 12 Apr 2021



Workplace gender divide: how can employers help?

It’s been over 45 years since the Equal Pay Act and Sex Discrimination Act were introduced to address gender inequality, but...

Article | Employment Law
Posted: 8 Apr 2021



What businesses can expect from Immigration reforms

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced measures for reforming the current immigration system during the 2021 budget, with most...

Article | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 7 Apr 2021



Press Release | Prestigious Appointment for Spencer West's Doyen of Employment Law

LONDON 29TH MARCH 2021 - Spencer West employment partner Dr John McMullen elected as a Member of the Executive Committee of the...

Press | Corporate
Posted: 6 Apr 2021



Press Release | Spencer West appoints ex-Clyde & Co Senior Partner to develop APAC offering

Michael Parker to Spearhead Growth Across APAC; Increase Focus on UK Lawyers with Connections to the Region LONDON, 25 MARCH...

Article | Corporate
Posted: 29 Mar 2021



Reputation Management

Managing the reputation of an individual or an organisation is of crucial importance. Positive media coverage can enhance...

Article | Corporate
Posted: 25 Mar 2021



Contractual Service Suppliers and Independent Professionals Post-Brexit visas.

In this short video, Immigration and Global Mobility Partner Samar Shams explains how contract-based work by employees and the...

Video | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 24 Mar 2021



Graduate route to open for international students in the UK

The new graduate route launches on 1 July 2021. This will allow international students to remain in the UK to work. This route...

Article | Immigration & Global Mobility | Post-Brexit
Posted: 22 Mar 2021