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Commercial Property and Asbestos

The recent case of Pullman Foods Ltd v The Welsh Ministers and another [2020] EWHC 2521 (TCC) (23 September 2020) ( HHJ Keyser QC) plays an important reminder to all potential tenants of commercial property to understand and review their repairing...

Are heads of terms in a business sale important?

The Importance of Heads of Terms in a Business or Share Acquisition/Sale The Heads of Terms is the document used at the start of a commercial transaction to set out the main terms of the agreement between the parties before due diligence is carried out and...

Voluntary strike off process resumed by Companies House

Following Companies House’s decision in April this year to temporarily pause voluntary strike off applications in response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Companies House have confirmed it will resume processing such applications from 10th September 2020. ...

Changes to Planning Legislation

Some recent changes to planning legislation that have been designed to boost development have been implemented. Do I need planning permission for change of use? Before negotiating a lease or buying a property, it is vital for owners and tenants to consult on...

Wills witnessed over video link will be legally valid under new rules

Wills witnessed over video link software such as Zoom and FaceTime will be made legal, the Government has announced. This will be welcome news to many people who have been isolating due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. The law states that a Will must...

Companies House resume compulsory strike off process

Following Companies House’s decision in April this year to temporarily suspend compulsory strike off action in response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Companies House have recently confirmed it intends to lift this suspension from 10 October 2020. ...

No-fault divorce to be introduced in Autumn 2021

Couples who are married or in a civil partnership will soon be able to legally end their relationship without having to blame one another, thanks to a new law that will introduce no-fault divorce in England and Wales. The changes are part of the Divorce,...

Stamp Duty Cuts 2020

The Government has announced a cut to stamp duty so it now starts at £500,000.00.  This stamp duty cut applies until 31st March next year. For further information please go to the attached Direct Gov. website here: ...

Glanvilles Staff Announcement

We are pleased to announce that our trainee's, Laura Rolls and Anastasia Davenport, have today qualified as Solicitors. Congratulations to you both.  Laura continues to work in our Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, and Anastasia...

Employment legal services for employers and employees

It is not only a testing time for our government and healthcare systems, but also an extremely challenging time for all businesses.   Despite the furlough scheme, government backed loans, wage reductions, and deferral of many overheads, we are...

Staff promotions

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Richardson to Associate member of the firm as of 1st April 2020. Scott works in our Corporate and Company team from our Chichester and Fareham offices. Scott joined Glanvilles in March 2014 as a Trainee...

Coronavirus COVID-19 and Private Client

Private Client update Further to our previous post confirming the temporary closure of our offices following government guidance, we wanted to  reassure all existing and potential new clients that all of our Private Client services including the...

Coronavirus and Conveyancing transactions

Property Guidance - Government advice on home moving conveyancing transactions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak This guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes which they intend to live in. From: Ministry of...

Coronavirus COVID19 Glanvilles update

At Glanvilles LLP the first priority is for the well-being and health of our employees and clients, and of course to ensure measures are put in place to progress your matters without delay. Read what we are doing here to safeguard clients and staff. ...

Coronavirus - putting our staff and clients first

At Glanvilles, we understand and sympathise that many of our clients, contacts and staff are feeling anxious with the continuous threat Coronavirus brings, and how this might impact on our work moving forward. We hope that by setting out the below procedures...

Will my force majeure clause cover Coronavirus?

The start of twenty-twenty brought the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 . Whilst thought to originate in China, the virus is now spreading rapidly throughout the globe. Although, the primary concern is on public safety, there has been little consideration on...

Capital Gains Tax from 6th April

Are you a Landlord or a Property Investor or do you have more than one residence…CGT payment and reporting window for residential property disposals from 6 April 2020 Changes introduced by the Finance Act 2019 mean that anyone that disposes of...

Legal Advice for Business Start Ups and Entrepreneurs

A New Year, a New You, a New Business? Starting a new business venture is an exciting time, however it is important to understand the legal matters that are likely to affect your new business from the outset. Obtaining legal advice at the start of your...

Glanvilles have signed the Armed Forces Covenant

At Glanvilles we understand the challenges faced by Armed Forces Personnel and their families. As a result, on 21 st January 2020 Glanvilles signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge  committing to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed...

No-fault Divorce

Five factors for Divorce Currently, divorce in England and Wales is a fault-based system governed by the Matrimonial Causes Act 1972 . There is a two-part test which must be satisfied, providing firstly that there has been an irretrievable breakdown...

Pensions on Divorce

In July 2019, The Pension Advisory Group published guidance on the treatment of pensions on divorce . This report has substantially changed the way in pensions are dealt with on divorce by emphasising the need for a Pensions on Divorce Expert to be...

Guide and Jargon Buster: Flexible Life Interest Trusts

Also known as Interest in Possession or IIP trusts… or in non-legal terms, a means of having your cake and eating it! General definitions for Flexible Life interest Trusts Capital : is the value, and is as opposed to income. The £200 in your...

Glanvilles quiz night in aid of Dementia Support

Glanvilles LLP's charity quiz night was a hit! On Wednesday 6th November, Glanvilles held their annual charity quiz night in aid of Dementia Support , a local charity based in Chichester. Our quizmaster Lance Terry, partner in...

Wanting to avoid SDLT through purchasing run down property?

Thinking of purchasing a ‘run-down’ property to redevelop in order to avoid SDLT? Residential SDLT rules stipulate that where you buy a second property, you pay an additional 3% tax on top of the usual rate. This means that you could be paying...

Do boilerplate clauses provide clarity?

What are Boilerplate Clauses? Boilerplate clauses are the standard clauses which typically appear at the end of commercial contracts . They are thought to add certainty and are often not negotiated by parties. Their purpose being that if the contract is...