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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Amanda Lennon outlines the legal issues around transferring construction staff

When a business is bought, or a new contract starts, often employees transfer across. This transfer is governed by the TUPE...


Press | Employment Law
Posted: 26 Jan 2022



Digital News Bytes January 2022

In Brief: Welcome to our first edition of the New Year! Protecting the UK’s full fibre rollout – policymakers safeguard critical nationa...


Article | Technology | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 21 Jan 2022



Family mediation scheme to help thousands more parents

 Thousands more separating parents will avoid stressful courtroom battles as the Government boosts its landmark family mediation scheme with an a...


Article | Family Law
Posted: 20 Jan 2022



Amanda Lennon comments on Ikea’s approach to unvaccinated staff and sick leave

Ikea’s policy of cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have to isolate after coming into contact with someone with...


Press | Employment Law
Posted: 12 Jan 2022



Pam Dosanjh Phillips calls for greater inclusion and diversity in business

Business Leader magazine sought views from a variety of experts for an article on diversity and inclusion in business. Pam...


Press | Employment Law
Posted: 12 Jan 2022



Edmund Probert comments on IT Pro story about Europol’s unlawful data storage

Leading technology news site IT Pro has covered a story about crime fighting agency Europol being accused of unlawfully storing...


Press | Commercial | Intellectual Property | Information Technology
Posted: 12 Jan 2022



Dhana Doobay discusses the use of AI in the legal profession

Artificial intelligence is transforming many roles and in the legal profession AI is being used for functions including...


Press | Technology | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 11 Jan 2022



Jowanna Conboye comments on Europe’s approach to data protection

Compliance Week has reported on the failure of Europe’s wide-reaching data privacy rules to curb Big Tech’s use and abuse...


Press | Commercial | Intellectual Property | Technology
Posted: 11 Jan 2022



Are you ‘Procedure and Policy ready’ for 2022?

With 2021 fresh in our memories, and all the possibilities of 2022 ahead – now is a great time to review your employment contracts, workplace po...


News | Employment Law
Posted: 11 Jan 2022



How the Courts deal with finances within divorce proceedings

If parties are unable to reach an agreement on how to divide their finances through solicitors on a voluntary basis or the case...


Article | Family Law
Posted: 10 Jan 2022



All I want for Christmas is... to leave you

Divorce over the festive season – should you wait until January?  The first Monday of January sees family law solicitors...


Article | Family Law
Posted: 21 Dec 2021



Emma Gross shares tips on what to do when your boss follows you on social media

Social media can be a great way to build rapport with your boss and co-workers, but it can bring challenges. Emma Gross,...


Press | Employment Law
Posted: 21 Dec 2021



All About Agency Workers

Agency workers are sometimes referred to as atypical workers or contingent workers.   An agency worker’s contract...


Article | Employment Law
Posted: 20 Dec 2021



Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation

The European Commission (the "Commission") has recently published a draft revision of the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption...


Article | Commercial | Competition & Trade
Posted: 15 Dec 2021



The real cost of Divorce

According to the Money Advice Service, an uncontested divorce using the services of a solicitor will cost on average between...


Article | Family Law
Posted: 13 Dec 2021



Early Conciliation Changes

More than One prospective respondent (Implementation date : 1 December 2021). Many Employers may now be familiar with the early...


Article | Employment Law
Posted: 13 Dec 2021



Form E within Family Court Proceedings

A Form E is the financial document, used within Family Court proceedings, which each party is required to complete to evidence...


Article | Family Law
Posted: 13 Dec 2021



Now that the RLMT is not required

Sponsors of Skilled Workers were dancing in the streets when the requirement to advertise roles was abolished. Now that the...


News | Video | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 9 Dec 2021



What you need to know about the Flexible Working Bill

The new Flexible Working Bill was introduced to parliament in June 2021. A new consultation has been published on proposals to...


Article | Employment Law
Posted: 8 Dec 2021



Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) In Family Proceedings

In most cases, people prefer to attempt to settle their financial  and children matters out of court in the first...


Article | Family Law
Posted: 6 Dec 2021



Talented trainee completes training and qualifies as a solicitor with Spencer West

Bryony Irvine has completed her training with Spencer West and has accepted a post as a solicitor with the firm, specialising...


News | Employment Law
Posted: 3 Dec 2021



Samar Shams’ article on labour shortages featured in International Employment Lawyer

Businesses across many sectors are suffering from a shortage of workers, due to Brexit, Covid-19 and other factors. Spencer...


Press | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 2 Dec 2021



Legislative Update: Employment Law 2022

As we move into the final month of 2021 and cast our eyes towards 2022, it is worth taking a moment to look at the significant...


Article | Employment Law
Posted: 2 Dec 2021



In the case of Mediation vs Court: Mediation is the way forward

With family courts experiencing a substantial backlog and the government supporting mediation with a new voucher scheme,...


Article | Family Law
Posted: 1 Dec 2021



Digital News Bytes November 2021

In Brief: US 5G delay due to aviation frequency interference concerns Cryptoassets and tokens – which UK FCA category? UK Telecoms Security B...


Article | Technology | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 30 Nov 2021



Intellectual Property partner Jowanna Conboye comments on IP in leading business magazine

Jowanna Conboye, an Intellectual Property, Technology and Commercial Partner with Spencer West, has shared her expertise with...


Press | Intellectual Property
Posted: 30 Nov 2021



Duncan McNair helps shape the Government’s Animals Abroad Bill

We're delighted that our Partner Duncan McNair has been able to help shape the Government’s Animals Abroad Bill announced by...


News | ESG
Posted: 29 Nov 2021



Amanda Lennon comments on gender pay gap

Employment partner Amanda Lennon, who is also our HR & Wellbeing Director has commented on the gender pay gap in HR...


Press | Employment Law
Posted: 24 Nov 2021



Real estate partner Joanne Cummings shares her story in Law Society Gazette

Joanne Cummings, a partner in Spencer West’s real estate team has shared her journey into law in the ‘My Legal Life’...


Press | Real Estate
Posted: 22 Nov 2021



Parents Living Separately - Making Child Arrangements

When parents live separately it can be a stressful and emotional time for all concerned including the children, parents,...


Article | Family Law
Posted: 15 Nov 2021



Partnering to innovate: the innovation ecosystem for digital transformation

In Brief: The Three “C’s” for innovation; Cultural change Commercial viability Collaboration Commercialisation Risk-Share &...


Article | Technology | Telecoms | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 11 Nov 2021



Overview of the process of applying for a sponsor licence

If your organisation is having trouble filling a vacancy, consider sponsoring a non-UK national to work. In this video,...


News | Video | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 11 Nov 2021



Settlement Agreements: A Fact Sheet for Employers

 


News | Employment Law
Posted: 11 Nov 2021



Simeon Spencer features in Law Society Gazette client care roundtable

Co-founder Simeon Spencer has been featured in the Law Society Gazette in the write up of a recent roundtable on client...


Press | General
Posted: 9 Nov 2021



Press Release | Belgian and European expansion plans on track for Spencer West

International integrated fee-sharing law firm Spencer West LLP announces key hires to its Belgian practice. The firm’s...


News | General
Posted: 5 Nov 2021



Insight from a Partner - Life at Spencer West

Joining Spencer West at the beginning of October, to establish a Scottish practice for the firm, Finance Partner David Morton...


Article | General
Posted: 3 Nov 2021



Eusebio Pujol Interview - Scaling the Heights

Corporate and Commercial Partner Eusebio Pujol’s support for the World Wildlife Fund reflects his family’s enjoyment of the...


News | ESG | General
Posted: 2 Nov 2021



Collective Redundancy Consultation

In Carillion Services ltd (in Compulsory Liquidation) and others v- Mr C Benson EA2021 000269BA (previously UKEAT/0026/21/ BA)...


News | Employment Law
Posted: 2 Nov 2021



Ex-employees’ business travel to the UK

Many UK organisations have accommodated employees’ requests to work from abroad by moving them to contractor arrangements. In...


Article | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 1 Nov 2021



Anne Mannix calls for better legal protection for menopausal women in We Are The City

We Are The City has featured an article by our Employment Partner Anne Mannix, discussing how the law is failing women going...


Press | Employment Law
Posted: 1 Nov 2021



Autumn Budget 2021 - Private Client focus

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Autumn Budget on 27 October 2021. There was the usual political fanfare...


Article
Posted: 1 Nov 2021



Recognition for Spencer West lawyers in Chambers and Partners UK 2022 listings

We are delighted that our lawyers have been individually ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK 2022 guide. Chambers and...


News | Construction, Engineering & Projects | Employment Law | General
Posted: 28 Oct 2021



“Carbon Conversations” Global Social Event

As part of the Firm’s ESG agenda, Spencer West colleagues met virtually and in person for a global social event, themed...


News | ESG
Posted: 26 Oct 2021



Migration Advisory Committee recommends changes to the Intra-company Transfer visa route

This article was written by Samar Shams, Immigration and Global Mobility Partner, on 26 October 2021. On 13 October 2021, the...


Article | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 26 Oct 2021



A Step in the Right Direction

Spencer West Walkers raise funds for London Legal Support Trust On Monday 18th October, nine Spencer West Partners donned their...


News | ESG
Posted: 25 Oct 2021



Digital News Bytes October 2021

In Brief: 5G drives deployment of virtualised RANs Is the FB Metaverse the future? UK advertising regulator and Tik Tok social media tie up


Article | Technology | Telecoms | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 25 Oct 2021



Management Today features Amanda Lennon on sick leave

Our Employment Partner Amanda Lennon has been featured in an article in Management Today discussing sick leave and working from...


Press | Employment Law
Posted: 22 Oct 2021



Hilesh Chavda explains the inheritance tax Royal legal loophole in the Daily Express

Our Private Wealth Partner Hilesh Chavda has been featured in the Daily Express, answering a question posed in a piece about...


Press
Posted: 21 Oct 2021



What is a Settlement Agreement? Advice for Employees

If you have recently been advised that you are being made redundant, there is every probability that your mind is racing, you...


Article | Employment Law
Posted: 20 Oct 2021



Anne Mannix calls for legal rights around menopause in International Employment Lawyer

In an article for International Employment Lawyer, our Employment Partner Anne Mannix discusses whether we need to increase...


Press | Employment Law
Posted: 15 Oct 2021