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Changes to 'Persons with Significant Control' regime

Changes to 'Persons with Significant Control' Regime As of 6 April 2016, most forms of registered companies in the UK were required to prepare and maintain a new statutory register known as a Persons with Significant Control (‘PSC’)...

Uber case highlights workers rights

Do you engage employees, workers or self-employed contractors or do you work under a contract of self-employment? There have been a number of recent high profile cases in particular involving Uber and Citysprint which have involved challenges to purported...

To sue or not to sue? That is the question

Should you be unlucky enough to have to go to Court then it may be sensible to seek some legal advice relating to your case. In this Article we look at county court proceedings for money where the amount in dispute is under £10,000 (excluding personal...

Solar Panels - What to Consider

It is important to investigate arrangements in detail when buying a property if it has solar panels  and also before signing up to any agreement for solar panels on a property you may already own. Usually there will be a lease arrangement where the...

How to manage your virtual life... after your death

In 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal (which was made public in 1990) for what would eventually become the World Wide Web.  The immediate purpose of the idea was to make it easier for nuclear physics researcher to share information. However, it...

Accidents in the workplace

Accidents can occur anywhere. The injuries they can inflict can be trivial or serious, painful and sometimes permanent. Stephen James, Personal Injury Specialist at Glanvilles explains how accidents in the workplace affect everyday people. Prevention is far...

I'm a tenant... get me out of here!

You have just paid the last quarter’s rent and the bank balance is looking a lot smaller.  Maybe you could downsize or maybe there are cheaper options. That nice unit just down the road has just been let at a fraction of the rent you are paying! ...

Unsigned Employment Contract Still Valid

An employment contract which was retained and not signed by the relevant worker remains valid for the purposes of enforcing restrictive covenants contained within it, a High Court judge has ruled. Benefits received by the worker under the terms of the...

Quiz Raises Funds for Brain Tumour Research

Glanvilles held a Charity Quiz recently at Port Solent, with 17 teams from other professional firms taking part and raising £669 for Brain Tumour Research ( www.braintumourresearch.org ). The event was hosted by Quiz Master and Partner Lance Terry ...

Fines for data protection breaches on the rise

Since the power of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to impose fines for breaches of the Data Protection Act was increased in April 2010 to a maximum fine of £500,000 the ICO has imposed a number of substantial fines. The ICO has fined...

Glanvilles WIns Prestigious Award

Glanvilles won the prestigious ‘Business & Professional Services’ award at the 2012 Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence. The event, held on 23 November 2012 recognises the best businesses on the Isle of Wight. ...

Glanvilles to take part in Christmas Wrapping event

Glanvilles will be taking part in a Christmas Wrapping event at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth on 16 December 2012, to raise awareness of Brain Tumour Research. Hugh Adams, Campaign Manager for Brain Tumour Research said “This is a great chance for...

Glanvilles raises £669 for Brain Tumour Research

Glanvilles held a Charity Quiz recently at Port Solent, with 17 teams from other professional firms taking part and raising £669 for Brain Tumour Research ( www.braintumourresearch.org ). The event was hosted by Quiz Master and Partner  Lance...

Save for your family's future with the benefit of 40% Inheritance Tax Relief

Your accumulated wealth – properties, savings and investments – has already been taxed at least once.  Hence most of us like to minimise a second or third hit of taxation on death, especially as Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied at an onerous...

Glanvilles raises more money for Brain Tumour Research

Glanvilles helped raise £1,224.66 for Brain Tumour Research, by taking part in a Christmas Wrapping event in December. Held over two weekends in December at Gunwharf Quays, Simone Thompson and Natalie Deacon of Glanvilles were on hand to wrap presents...

Grateful Will Aid charities thank Glanvilles

Kevin Hawkes, Legacy Development Executive at Sightsavers, representing the Will Aid charities, paid a special visit to Glanvilles solicitors to thank the staff for their fantastic contribution to Will Aid and to present them with a Will Aid certificate. He...

Changes to small claims - be aware

Are you owed money by a customer? Do you have an invoice that has been outstanding for some time? If the amount that you are seeking to recover is more than £5,000 but less than £10,000 you should consider acting now and starting Court...

Glanvilles attends University of Portsmouth Law Fair

Glanvilles took part in the Law Fair at Portsmouth University on 20 February 2013. Partner & Chartered Tax Advisor Claudia Roberts represented the firm. Claudia, a former alumni of the University was accompanied by Trainee Solicitor Maxine Kelly who...

Landlords - Tenants and the threat of administration

The commercial property sector continues to struggle as we move through 2013. There have been a number of high profile companies that have appointed administrators so far this year, with well known names including HMV, Blockbuster and Jessops. With no...

Inheritance Tax Update

Claudia Roberts , Partner at Glanvilles, provides an update on important developments relating to Inheritance Tax. You may have heard the recent announcement that the Inheritance Tax (IHT) free band has been frozen at £325,000 until 2015/2016 when it...

Glanvilles do something funny for money

Glanvilles raised nearly £200 for Comic Relief on Friday 15 March 2013. Money raised by selling home made cakes and staff giving money to dress-down for the day. Some members of staff even went a step further and took part in having a 'mad...

Glanvilles sponsors PPA dinner

On 1 March 2013, Glanvilles sponsored the Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) annual dinner at the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth. 130 people attended the event and raised over £1000 for Hounds for Heroes , a charity that provides specially...

Protect your assets from care fees

Many contemplate passing their home to their children to ensure that this is protected from care fees should they have to go in to care in later life. Claudia Roberts , Partner & Chartered Tax Advisor explains. Is this legitimate and is it a good...

Landlords Beware

In a recent case a TESTING! tenant succeeded in its claim that service charge was not due as the landlord’s written demand had not included the landlord’s name. Nicola Crookes-West , Partner in Glanvilles Business & Commercial Services...

Promotion for Property Lawyer

Glanvilles is pleased to announce that Mark Watson has been made an Associate. Mark, a qualified lawyer, is head of the firms Property Services team in Fareham and has vast experience of the local property market and clients property requirements having...