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.



Register of Overseas Entities owning UK land

Foreign investment in UK property continues to be a political hot topic, this time catalysed by the war in Ukraine. Legislation was rushed through Par...

News | Real Estate | Commercial Real Estate and Property
Posted: 20 Apr 2022

Hilesh Chavda comments on Dividend Tax increase in Daily Express

Our private client partner Hilesh Chavda discussed the Chancellor's Spring Statement with the Daily Express. An increase in the...

Posted: 28 Mar 2022

Bryony Irvine joins Law Society Gazette discussion on hybrid working during the pandemic

When the first lockdown started in March 2020 the world of work changed overnight. Remote working impacted workers in diverse...

Press | Employment Law
Posted: 14 Mar 2022

Hilesh Chavda discusses NFTs in Money Marketing

The non-fungible token (NFT) market is booming, but legislation has not caught up.   Our private client partner has...

Posted: 8 Mar 2022

Succession advice for entrepreneurs

Orchid Lee shares her advice on succession planning for entrepreneurs in an article for Just Entrepreneurs. Orchid explains:...

Posted: 2 Mar 2022

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

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

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

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

Are your digital assets secure? Partner Hilesh Chavda issues timely warning over regulatory 'Wild West'

Our Private Client Partner Hilesh Chavda has been featured in Wealth Adviser, looking at regulation around digital assets. He...

Press | General
Posted: 28 Jun 2021

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 | General
Posted: 15 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...

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...

Posted: 1 Jun 2021

Budget 2021

The UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his budget on 3 March 2021. Cutting through the rhetoric, what does it all mean for...

Posted: 4 Mar 2021

Brexit and Private Client

Describing the relationship between EU countries as Byzantine is an understatement. Leaving the EU is no less complicated, as...

Article | Post-Brexit
Posted: 14 Jan 2021

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa and exceptional entry options

A special UK visa for those with British National Overseas (BN(O)) status in Hong Kong will be available from January 2021. The...

Article | Immigration & Global Mobility | Post-Brexit
Posted: 5 Oct 2020

Hong Kong – UK bridge: planning for coming to the UK webinar

Please join us for our ‘Hong Kong – UK bridge: planning for coming to the UK’ webinar. With the backdrop of political...

Webinar | Immigration & Global Mobility | Real Estate
Posted: 17 Sep 2020