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 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...

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...

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

Where there's a Will there's a way

Arguably, a Will is probably the most important and essential document in wealth planning that an individual should have. It is...

Posted: 14 Oct 2021

The Certainty Project

If you are currently making your way through the UK court system to divorce your spouse, you are no doubt suffering delays,...

News | Family Law
Posted: 13 Oct 2021

Spencer West expands into Scotland

We are delighted to announce our expansion into Scotland, the first time a City of London originating fee-sharing firm has...

Press | General
Posted: 12 Oct 2021

Writing in Energy Manager Magazine, Elizabeth Vago calls on government to build on its Hydrogen Strategy

Our renewable energy partner Elizabeth Vago has written an article for Energy Manager Magazine, discussing issues coming out of...

Press | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 6 Oct 2021

Julie Taylor's Guide to Parental Responsibility

I feel it is important to start at the end when it comes to the topic of parental responsibility, because whilst the law hands...

Article | Family Law
Posted: 4 Oct 2021

Startups features Emma Gross on the end of the furlough scheme

Our Employment Partner Emma Gross has been featured in Startups, the UK’s leading online resource for anyone starting and...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 1 Oct 2021

Corporate trustee vs Individual trustee - 10 Things to Consider

Part 1 Corporate trustee vs Individual trustee  It is a common belief that a relative, close friend, or lawyer, is the...

Article | Private Client & Estate Planning
Posted: 1 Oct 2021

Spencer West ranked as 'firm to watch for construction' in Legal 500 UK directory

We are thrilled to have been named by The Legal 500 in the newly released UK 2022 legal directory rankings as the 'firm to...

Press | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 1 Oct 2021

Sorting out school holiday arrangements for children

Separated parents will often want their children to spend more time with them during school holidays, and even more so over the festive season. This m...

Article | Family Law
Posted: 28 Sep 2021

International Employment Lawyer features Samar Shams on UK youth mobility scheme

Our Immigration Partner Samar Shams has been featured in International Employment Lawyer with an article discussing the...

Press | Immigration & Global Mobility
Posted: 27 Sep 2021

Stylist Magazine features Amanda Lennon on workplace attire

Employment Partner Amanda Lennon has been featured in a Stylist Magazine article discussing professional work attire. The...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 23 Sep 2021

A comprehensive guide to establishing a closed or open-end investment fund in Mauritius

Mauritius is an island off Africa's southeast coast located in the Indian Ocean and east of Madagascar. It is geologically...

Article | Banking & Finance | Corporate
Posted: 23 Sep 2021

HR Grapevine features Amanda Lennon on sexist language

Our Employment Partner Amanda Lennon has been featured in leading HR title HR Grapevine, discussing sexist language in the...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 21 Sep 2021

Digital News Bytes September 2021

Welcome to the September issue of our news bulletin highlighting recent noteworthy digital trends impacting the TMT sector. Our...

News | Technology | Telecoms | Technology, Media, Telecoms
Posted: 20 Sep 2021