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.



The UK’s new space regulation is a silent success story which will fuel the UK’s drive to participate in the commercial space race says Spencer West Partner Andrew Sparrow

As Virgin Orbit prepares to fly LauncherOne out of Newquay's Spaceport Cornwall facility, Spencer West's commercial space lawyer Andrew Sparrow discus...

News | Technology & Telecoms | Commercial | Technology | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 28 Nov 2022

People Management Magazine features Fudia Smartt on redundancy matters

With the news of several big name companies announcing redundancies, many businesses are having to consider reducing their...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 15 Nov 2022

Press Release | Judicial role for partner at UK’s fastest growing fee sharing law firm

A Yorkshire-based corporate partner with law firm Spencer West has expressed his gratitude at the firm’s flexible approach as...

News | Corporate & Commercial | Technology | General
Posted: 9 Nov 2022

The Holidays Are Coming

If the retailers are to be believed it is never too early to prepare for Christmas. Well, that’s certainly true if you have...

Article | Family Law
Posted: 19 Oct 2022

Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) - disputes when long term contracts end

I entered the legal world some 20 odd years ago (more than I care to remember…) as a newly qualified solicitor whose day to...

Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 17 Oct 2022

A Listening Ear

Clare Waller, Commercial and Corporate Partner, has been instrumental in Spencer West being the first ever law firm to join the...

News | ESG | General
Posted: 11 Oct 2022

Samar Shams featured in Employment Law Journal on right-to-work checks and balances

Covid-19 meant adjusted processes for right-to-work checks and these are now coming to an end.  Checking digital copies of...

Press | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 10 Oct 2022

Fudia Smartt discusses regulations for tackling toxic work cultures in the HR Director magazine.

Focusing on highly regulated firms such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA),...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 7 Oct 2022

CLIENT CASE STUDY: Asia Robotics Start-up

The Client   The client is a tech start up, specialised in designing, producing and distributing of autonomous robots for...

Article | Technology | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 6 Oct 2022

Tech Tips | Privacy and Data Protection

Why Should I Care?   For start-ups, there are three key reasons why data protection is a going concern: Legal Obligation:...

Article | Technology | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 5 Oct 2022

Fudia Smartt comments on workplace bullying in the Financial Times

Should employers be doing more to stamp out bullying in the workplace? The Financial Times looks into the issues and dynamics...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 4 Oct 2022

Demergers - breaking up can be (relatively) easy

During times of business upheaval and disruption it is useful to revisit initiatives that could help with business continuity,...

Article | Corporate
Posted: 30 Sep 2022

TMT News | Digital Comms Regulation

The Future of Digital Comms Regulation - should Algorithmic Processing, Cloud and Personal Comms AV be regulated?

News | Technology | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 28 Sep 2022

Jowanna Conboye comments on Instagram's 405 million Euro GDPR fine in Compliance Week

A recent article in Compliance Week reported on how the Irish Data Protection Commission (Irish DPC) received criticism about...

Press | Intellectual Property | Information Technology
Posted: 23 Sep 2022

Spencer West Employment Partner Justin Murray asks - Are work event policies becoming too “woke” or are employers just being asked to “be considerate”?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, employees became accustomed to working from home, and that has continued for many either fully...

News | Press | Employment Law
Posted: 13 Sep 2022

Health and Care Visas - It's all in the process

In her article in Care Home Management Magazine, Immigration and Global Mobility Partner Samar Shams discusses how the Health...

Press | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 5 Sep 2022

The Scale-Up Visa

What makes the Scale-Up visa a better choice over the Skilled Worker Route? In this helpful video, Immigration and Global...

Video | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 1 Sep 2022

Spencer West Bermuda Team feature on Bermuda Economic Development Corporation's podcast

Having recently announced the official launch of our Bermuda offices, Spencer West Partners Orchid Lee and Heidi Daniels-Roque...

Press | Corporate & Commercial | General
Posted: 23 Aug 2022

STOP PRESS: The new Register of Overseas Entities owning UK land is live

The Register of Overseas Entities owning UK land (ROE) went live on 1 August and action is required. Here are some key points...

News | Real Estate | Commercial Real Estate and Property
Posted: 18 Aug 2022

The High Potential Individual visa

The High Potential Individual visa (HPI) has been available for a couple of months now. We thought it worth sharing some tips...

Video | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 11 Aug 2022

Back to Nature

The work-anywhere culture of Spencer West has given education specialist partner Tanya Thomas the opportunity to live in one of...

News | ESG | General
Posted: 10 Aug 2022

Press Release | Spencer West takes up roots in Bermuda

The London based international law firm, Spencer West LLP, has continued its global growth through the launch of affiliate...

News | General
Posted: 10 Aug 2022

DEAL ALERT: Jo Probert of Spencer West acts for British Solar Renewables as it is acquired by ICG Infra

Jo Probert acts for BSR, one of the UK’s largest integrated solar developers, as ICG Infra acquires the business becoming the...

News | Energy & Natural Resources | Commercial
Posted: 10 Aug 2022

Amanda Lennon discusses work from home and flexible working with Nigel Farage on GB News

"Is working from home now almost becoming a right?" That was the question posed to Employment Partner and HR and Wellbeing...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 21 Jul 2022

CASE STUDY: Jeremy Berg of Spencer West successfully negotiates significant deal with major High Street bank

Dispute Resolution partner, Jeremy Berg, recently dealt with a banking matter for an international client in which he had to...

News | Dispute Resolution
Posted: 19 Jul 2022

DEAL ALERT: Simon Wilson of Spencer West assists on MBO of BTTC Infrastructure LTD

Our corporate partner Simon Wilson recently advised the senior management team of BTTC Infrastructure Ltd on a management...

News | Corporate
Posted: 19 Jul 2022

Simeon Spencer comments on the importance of soft skills in Law Gazette

With advances in technology allowing for improvements to the practice of law, there is even more need for law professionals to...

Press | General
Posted: 13 Jul 2022

CASE STUDY: Success for Justin Murray in financial services case of unfair dismissal and race discrimination

Employment Law Specialist and Partner Justin Murray instructing Carolyn D’Souza (leading Andrew Watson) of 12 Kings...

News | Employment Law
Posted: 8 Jul 2022

European Commission appoints Spencer West Partner, Syed Mustafa Mahdi, as Chairperson for Arbitration

Spencer West are delighted to acknowledge that our Commercial & International Dispute Resolution partner, Syed Mustafa...

News | Dispute Resolution | International | Commercial
Posted: 5 Jul 2022

Championing the Law as a Flexible Employer

Spencer West construction lawyer Emma Claremont is also the owner of a recruitment business that champions flexible...

News | ESG | General
Posted: 4 Jul 2022

Joanne Cummings comments on Leasehold Reforms in the Law Society's Property In Practice

In an effort to fix the leasehold system and level up home ownership, the government's Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022...

Press | Real Estate
Posted: 1 Jul 2022

Fudia Smartt comments on LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination

Even with improvements towards acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, there are still continued reports of workplace...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 29 Jun 2022

Skills shortage: How to hire immigrants post-Brexit

The shortage of skilled workers is a major issue for construction businesses. With the UK’s departure from the EU and the end...

Press | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 24 Jun 2022

Active Champion for A Good Cause

Spencer West partner Sivan Gelb craves escalating levels of challenge as he raises funds for charities supporting spinal...

News | ESG | General
Posted: 20 Jun 2022

Emma Gross comments on the recording of employment tribunals in The Financial Times

Employment tribunals don't currently allow for means of recording or transcription, relying instead on note-taking by the...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 14 Jun 2022

Simeon Spencer shares his passions and interests with BCL Legal Recruitment

Co-founder and Senior Partner Simeon Spencer has been featured in the latest 20 Questions article in The Brief.  Simeon...

Press | General
Posted: 13 Jun 2022

Immigration: In with the old

In this article, Immigration and Global Mobility Partner Samar Shams discusses how the government’s 2022 immigration changes...

Press | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 9 Jun 2022

Monkeypox – Judith Rhule outlines issues for employers

As cases of monkeypox increase in the UK and around the world, how should employers react? Our employment partner Judith Rhule...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 27 May 2022

Amanda Lennon discusses how to negotiate a pay rise with Mirror

National newspaper The Mirror explores how employees should approach asking for a pay rise. The article includes contributions...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 20 May 2022

Anne Mannix comments on supporting employees with rising inflation

Inflation is at the highest level in 40 years and the cost of living crisis is starting to bite for many households. Leading HR...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 19 May 2022

Amanda Lennon discusses Goldman Sachs unlimited holiday policy with GB News

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has said its senior staff will be allowed to take as much holiday as they want, in a new...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 18 May 2022

Redeploying older workers - legal issues to consider

Many older workers are remaining in the workplace for longer and employers are keen to retain their skills and experience,...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 13 May 2022

Emma Gross discusses politics and workplace discrimination with HR Director Magazine

World politics can lead to heightened emotions at work, which may lead to claims of bullying or harassment. Our employment...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 10 May 2022

Amanda Lennon discusses HR implications of HRT shortage

The HRT shortage in the UK could mean that many women will experience debilitating perimenopause and menopause symptoms, which...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 5 May 2022

New right to work check processes

Is your organisation ready for the changes to right to work checking? Immigration and Global Mobility expert Samar Shams...

Webinar | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 3 May 2022

Tech Case Study: Belgian Data Protection Start-up

The Client The client is a Belgian start-up in the Data Protection support sector. The founders are two very young and bright...

Article | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 1 May 2022

Tech Tips: Legal safeguards for start-ups & scale-ups – protect your digital assets

Why do I need legal safeguards? Businesses pre and post-seed funding looking to grow and scale will need to attract and...

Article | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 1 May 2022

Tech Tips: Convertible loan note funding – Investor/Start-up pros and cons

What is it?  This is a method of funding for start-ups increasingly being used by business angels and other investors....

Article | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 1 May 2022

Video Bytes: An Introduction to Confidentiality Agreements


Video | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 1 May 2022

Tech Case Study: PropTech Start-up

The Client The client is a well-funded start up in the Estate Agency support sector and the lead founder is an experienced and...

News | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 1 May 2022