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Penalties for Motor Vehicles without Insurance

A change in the law made in 2011 means that as the registered keeper of a motor vehicle, you must keep it insured unless you have made a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). To see how the change in the law could affect you, follow the link below to the...

Internet Trading Taxation

People trading on the internet who haven't paid all the tax they owe have been offered the opportunity to come forward and pay up under the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) campaign. Under the time-limited opportunity, the e-markets Disclosure Facility,...

Phishing

Phishing is an attempt to require sensitive information, such as user names, passwords and card details (and sometimes indirectly money), by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Unfortunately, Phishing does happen to...

Extra 3 Percent Stamp Duty Land Tax

As of 1st April 2016 house buyers will be charged an extra 3% stamp duty on additional properties if they are worth £40,000 or more. This includes properties abroad, buy to let and properties in the UK. Even owning a share of a property can be taxed if it...

Cream Tea in a Bag

On 8th July 2016 we arranged the perfect way to enjoy the final Friday of Wimbledon and also support The Rowans Hospice. We arranged a charity Cream Tea in a Bag day with the support of Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream, Tiptree Jam and the Cream Tea Society....

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Once again this year we decided to hold our Macmillan coffee morning - The one day of the year where the office is filled with the scent of fresh baking. Thanks to all of the staff and family members who baked and the staff, clients and other professionals...

Operation Christmas Child

For a number of years now, we have been a drop off point for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child is part of the Samaritans Purse Charity. The shoeboxes are filled will small gifts such as toys, gloves and often a personal note from the...

Charity Christmas Raffle

Every year the staff at Mackarness and Lunt get involved in a Christmas raffle for a staff chosen charity. Tickets are bought with the chance to win a variety of prizes such as a chance to win an extra day’s annual leave. This year Mackarness and Lunt’s...

Michael Parr’s 45th Year of Service

We are delighted to announce that Michael Parr has been with the firm for 45 years on 3rd January 2017. What an achievement! Michael started as a 17-year-old with limited legal knowledge and is now a fountain of knowledge for many complex areas of trust...

Selling and Buying Property at Auction

Action Station. Selling. Fast and efficient service. We compile your legal pack before you sell at Auction. Buying. We can advise you on the legal title before/and/or after you agree to buy at Auction. Understanding. The process can be daunting, we are...

First Aid in the Work Place

Our apprentice, Beth Puckett, recently attended a three-day First Aid in the workplace course with St John’s Ambulance in Alton which consisted of practical and written work. Beth learnt about a range of treatments and actions to take such as how to use a...

Rock Your Socks

If you visit Petersfield High Street this Easter, don’t forget to keep your eye out for socks! Bethany Puckett, who works at Mackarness and Lunt Solicitors, has arranged a special Sock Treasure Hunt as a children’s activity this Easter holidays. Why socks?...

Join Our Team

We are currently seeking a Residential Conveyancing Solicitor/FCILEx 3+ years PQE for our busy high street office. Must be capable of managing an existing caseload. Commercial Conveyancing experience an advantage but not essential. Would consider full time...

Mackarness and Lunt provide bespoke legal advice to give you peace of mind. We have provided a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses in Petersfield and further afield for over 100 years. During this time we have maintained our reputation as an approachable law firm with a solid base in the community. We continue to enhance our client experience as our absolute priority.

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