Glanvilles

We are a single firm practising under the name of Glanvilles from our offices in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. In Hampshire we go back to 1884 when members of the Glanville family started their firm in Portsmouth. They later merged with another Portsmouth firm. Our Isle of Wight office derives from two long established firms, Damant & Sons and Buckell & Drew. Members of the Damant family started practising in Cowes in 1841 and Damant & Sons remained in that family until 1953. The merger with Glanvilles took place in 1988. William Way Buckell started the firm in Newport in 1843 and his descendants remained partners in the firm continuously for 155 years. Buckell & Drew merged with Glanvilles in 1998. We converted to Glanvilles on 1st April 2009. Our registered address is: The Courtyard, St. Cross Business Park, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BF. Our LLP number is OC342526. As a full service law firm we provide legal services to both individuals and businesses. As a firm whose people are our core asset, we continue to invest in on-going training and development to ensure that our technical expertise remains at the forefront of legal developments. We also continue to invest in our IT and management systems to facilitate and support the effective delivery of our legal services to clients.

PPA Members at Glanvilles

Gareth Maddern (Havant Branch)

An Associate member Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Gareth joined the Property Services team as a Conveyancing Executive in 2013 after previously working in litigation with a local top legal 500 firm. Gareth holds experience in a wide variety of property matters including personal charges, transfers of equity, re-mortgages, leasehold property, sales of part and plot sales.

Jonathan Tawse Solicitor (Havant Branch)

Ian Peach : Coffin Mew LLP
With many years' experience working in property law, Jon Tawse is one the South's most knowledgeable legal experts in all matters involving or connected with Leasehold Enfranchisement acting for both Landlord and Tenant From lease extensions, to collective enfranchisement and the right to manage claims, Jon works closely with a number of specialist surveyors both locally and in London and the suburbs. He has also dealt with a number of leasehold house enfranchisement cases under the 1967 Act. These are quite rare in the South He keeps up-to-date with enfranchisement legislation, County Court proceedings and most importantly decisions of the First Tier Property Tribunals. 'There have been a number of important decisions in recent years specifically in relation to deferment rates outside London,' he explains. 'It has been a controversial area and a number of important cases have influenced the costs associated with individual lease extensions'. It is a very fast evolving area of law and keeping abreast of current trends is vital in order to provide sound legal and practical advice In recent years, there has been a strong interest in enfranchisement work and Jon notes that 'clients often carry out preliminary research through the Leasehold Advisory Service and other excellent online sources before embarking on the legal process' Whilst the law is complex in this area Jon believes it is of equal importance to understand the position of the parties since frequently time and money can be saved by agreeing a settlement which may make sense to both parties.

Lorna Newnham Licensed Conveyancer (Havant Branch)

Lorna Newnham : Glanvilles
Lorna is a Licensed Conveyancer who joined the firm in August 2004 and specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing within England and Wales.

Mark Watson Chartered Legal Executive (Fareham Branch)

Mark Watson : Glanvilles
Mark who is a Chartered Legal Executive joined Glanvilles in January 2011 having previously been an Associate and a Manager of a Residential Property Team with a local top legal 500 firm. He became an Associate on 1 May 2013, and is now Head of Conveyancing. Mark qualified in 1988 and began his career in civil and criminal litigation and subsequently specialised in Land Law & Conveyancing. Mark specialises in all aspects of Property work to include buying and selling, new build development purchases, remortgages, leasehold matters, buy-to-let investment work and maintains his interest in the subject of Land Law and lectures extensively outside the office to local business on land law and conveyancing practice, and has recently been on local radio presenting on the subject. Mark is a member of the Portsmouth Property Association and is actively involves with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is currently education officer for the Portsmouth & District Branch of CILEX, having previously been Chairman.