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.



Good News for Shared Ownership Lessees

Earlier this summer Mark Loveday of Tanfield Chambers was successful in the Court of Appeal on a key point which could affect...

Posted: 25 Jul 2023

Sangeeta Rabadia comments on Succession Planning for Families With Businesses

Estate planning is a difficult subject for many families, often laden with emotional challenges and issues of communication....

Posted: 3 Jul 2023

The published Renters’ (Reform) Bill - what’s the deal?

It was an interesting week as the long-awaited “once-in-a-generation overhaul of housing laws” was published by the...

Posted: 30 May 2023

Simon Wilson shares the pitfalls to avoid when selling a business

Having worked hard to build your successful business over a number of years, it’s important that you approach an exit or sale of your business i...

Posted: 26 Apr 2023

Press Release | Spencer West LLP supports property investor in purchase of derelict cinema, helping provide new homes for Bassetlaw District residents

Spencer West Commercial and Real Estate Partner Keira Rawden completed the purchase of a former Worksop cinema and theatre on...

Posted: 4 Apr 2023

Law Society Gazette features Hilesh Chavda's book review of 'Inheritance Act Claims'

The December 2022 edition of the Law Society's Gazette features a book review by Private Client Lawyer Hilesh...

Posted: 8 Dec 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...

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...

Posted: 18 Aug 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...

Posted: 19 Jul 2022

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted: 15 Jun 2021

Commercial Surrogacy Arrangements

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

Posted: 4 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

International Surrogacy

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

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...

Posted: 28 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...

Posted: 25 May 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

Why should I use protection?

For those who take life seriously, whether you are in a relationship or not you would not leave it to chance if you did not...

Posted: 25 Feb 2021

Brexit and Private Client

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

Posted: 14 Jan 2021

The Residence Nil Rate Band – The Basics

“I am Death, not taxes. I turn up only once” – Terry Pratchett. It’s a fact of life that death and taxes are...

Posted: 24 Nov 2020

Who should you appoint as guardians in your Will?

This is a serious consideration for any parent, guardian, or special guardian of a child under the age of eighteen. Should it...

Posted: 24 Nov 2020

Child Arrangements for Christmas and the New Year

With everything that we have had to endure this year, it’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost upon us, but it will be...

Posted: 12 Nov 2020

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...

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...

Posted: 17 Sep 2020