News and Events

Our solicitors are constantly commenting on legal matters so do please take a look at some of our articles below which are relevant to today's business and our individual clients.

Employers in the Dark Ages when recruiting women

19th February 2018

Many employers are in the “Dark Ages” with old fashioned views when it comes to recruiting pregnant women and young mothers.

Proposing This Valentine’s Day?

7th February 2018

Are you planning to pop the question on Valentine’s Day? If you are, make sure you don’t just put a ring on their finger – give consideration to a prenuptial agreement.

You could be entitled to an LPA refund

2nd February 2018

There is good news if you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2017, as you could be entitled to a refund of up to £54.

Have you thought about Lasting Powers of Attorney?

Lasting Powers of Attorney is not an American mini-series, but it is a very useful legal document that people really ought to consider having in place alongside their Will.

Family Mediation Explained

Here is a short animated video that explains Family Mediation. It has been produced by the Family Mediators Association as part of Family Mediation Week.

Family Mediation Week – Day Four

It is Day Four of Family Mediation Week. Today’s theme is "a sense of purpose and making it work for everyone.”

Listen, be listened to and stay in control

Family Mediation Week. Day Three's theme is “Listen, be listened to and stay in control.”

Jakki's 30 year milestone

Phillips Solicitors celebrate Jakki Lonie’s 30 year anniversary working as a valued member of the firm’s Residential Property team.

Take a breath, evaluate and then take a step forward

It's Day Two of Family Mediation Week. Today's theme focuses on children and what mediation can do to help families who separate to take children’s views into account.

“Somebody, please help me”

Town Gate Mediation, which is a part of Phillips Solicitors, is supporting Family Mediation Week, which runs until Friday January 26.

We are supporting Family Mediation Week

Town Gate Mediation, which is a part of Phillips Solicitors, is supporting Family Mediation Week, running from January 22 to January 26

Important Changes to Inheritance Tax Relief

A new allowance that aims to protect the family home from Inheritance Tax (IHT) came into effect on April 6.

Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations

All employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors are now required to analyse their gender pay gap each April and report this information if they have 250 or more employees.

Relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax For First Time Buyers

The Autumn Budget brought good news to first time buyers.

New Year, New Will

Last year saw a number of significant events that will have long lasting implications both here in the UK and abroad. There may well have been a number of changes in your life too, which could impact

New Wills and Probate Solicitor Joins Phillips

Phillips Solicitors has strengthened its Wills and Probate team with the appointment of Hannah Clark.

Plenty of Christmas cheer at Phillips

18th December 2017

Generous colleagues at Phillips raised £426 for the Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Sian STEPS up her Wills & Probate expertise

Congratulations go to Wills and Probate solicitor Sian Lias, who has passed her Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) diploma with flying colours.

Phillips recognised as a leading law firm in The Legal 500

For the seventh year running Phillips Solicitors is recognised as a leading law firm in The Legal 500.

There’s no substitute for proper legal advice!

If you were desperate to persuade a judge to allow your children to live with you, would you use the service of someone with no legal qualifications to represent you?