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At Phillips Solicitors, we share a full range of legal related articles,  news and events relevant to today's families and businesses. Phillips Solicitors are a leading law firm in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey area. Let us know how we can help you today, contact us here or meet our team

Stamp Duty Holiday

9th July 2020

Homebuyers are to benefit from a Stamp Duty Land Tax break on property worth up to £500,000, offering on average a saving of £4,500.

Home movers change their priorities

1st July 2020

As we gradually emerge from the coronavirus lockdown it is good to see the property market picking up where many people have changed their priorities with what they are looking for.

When occupying the same space as your partner sends you into orbit, you need shuttle mediation….

29th June 2020

Sheila Parkes who heads Haymarket Family Mediation at Phillips explains the benefits of Shuttle Mediation.

Why is my conveyancing transaction taking so long?

24th June 2020

It is a common grumble that conveyancing matters take longer than expected. Lisa Rigby, who is a very experienced Licensed Conveyancer at Phillips explains what can cause some delays.

How to combat race discrimination at work

22nd June 2020

Employment Law solicitor Gill Brown looks at combating race discrimination in the workplace, which is not only unpleasant it is unlawful too.

No-fault divorce moves a step closer

18th June 2020

A change in the law to allow for no-fault divorce has moved a step closer bringing the biggest shake-up in divorce law in England and Wales for 50 years.

Have you thought about succession planning for your business?

17th June 2020

The importance of having an effective succession plan to help ensure that the transfer of your business goes as smoothly as possible when you pass away has recently been highlighted in a court case.

Phillips shortlisted for Business and the Community Award

11th June 2020

We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s A Place to be Proud of Awards for the Business and the Community category.

How long is a separation agreement valid?

10th June 2020

Many people ask for long a separation agreement is valid? Howard Gardener who is a Solicitor working in our Family Law team answers this question.

Commercial Rent Arrears: Government Intervention

9th June 2020

Commercial property solicitor Matthew Morris-Ashton looks at whether or not Tenants are required to pay rent and the impact of The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill.

Phillips Solicitors retains coveted Lexcel accreditation

3rd June 2020

For the fifteenth consecutive year Phillips has received Lexcel accreditation, which is The Law Society’s highest award for management quality.


1st June 2020

On 29 May 2020, the Chancellor made some significant changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. In this update, we provide details of the changes and the key points for employers to consider.

Seven questions to ask a divorce lawyer

27th May 2020

Sheila Parkes from our Family Law team has put together a list of seven questions many people ask before meeting their divorce lawyer.

Browsing for Properties

26th May 2020

Since the government set out plans to restart the housing market, our Residential Property team has seen a significant increase in enquiries.

Divorce during Covid-19: Financial Impact and Practical Advice

21st May 2020

Elizabeth Ford, who specialises in Family Law at Phillips provides some practical information for those looking to separate or divorce during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Can you get divorced while living in the same house?

20th May 2020

Our Family Law team are often asked “Can you get divorced while living in the same house?” The answer to which is yes you can.

Can you get an automatic divorce after a long separation?

19th May 2020

Hayley Eachus from Family Law team at Phillips is frequently asked, “Can you get an automatic divorce after a long separation?” The short answer is there is no such thing as an 'automatic' divorce.

Applying for Probate during the coronavirus lockdown

18th May 2020

Dealing with the estate of somebody who has died can been difficult. Our Wills and Probate department at Phillips Solicitors is on hand to assist you if you are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Virtual Board and Shareholder Meetings

14th May 2020

Many businesses are now using video conferencing for internal meetings, but what is the legal position for using this type of technology on more formal occasions like board and shareholder meetings.

Property market curbs lifted

13th May 2020

As the Government has given the green light for the property market to reopen our Residential Property team at Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles are on hand to help you.

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