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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

The Divorce Process

8th September 2020

Once a marriage has irretrievably broken down, the prospect of going through a divorce can seem very daunting. In this article, Trainee Solicitor Chris Hawkes, sets out the divorce process.

House prices jump from coronavirus dip

3rd September 2020

House prices have jumped to an all-time high in part due to the demand carried over from when the country was in lockdown as well as the Government’s temporary suspension of Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Correcting errors made when claiming furlough pay

27th August 2020

Employers have limited time to correct any errors and amend their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims before they face penalties from HMRC.

Don’t forget your digital assets when making a Will

20th August 2020

Have you thought about what will happen to your photographs on Facebook, your digital music and book library and your online film collection, not to mention your online bank accounts when you die?

Family mediation for grandparents

17th August 2020

When a couple divorce or separate it is often a very difficult and emotional time affecting the wider family, including grandparents who invariably want to stay in touch with their grandchildren.

Help to Buy deadline extended

13th August 2020

The Government has extended its Help to Buy equity loan scheme by two months to help home buyers whose purchases were put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wills witnessed by video are to be made legal

12th August 2020

Wills that are witnessed using video technology such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype are to be made legal in England and Wales.

Virtual Basingstoke Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k Run

10th August 2020

The Destination Basingstoke Phillips Half Marathon and 10K Run will take another form this year as a virtual event. This special one-off version of the event will include a marathon distance.

Ready for Recovery

4th August 2020

As businesses move from response to recovery, Phillips director Jack Gardener teamed up with Beaufort Financial to share his experience and expertise in a webinar called Ready for Recovery.

Wedding delayed? Don't forget to sort out your Will

3rd August 2020

If you are a cohabiting couple, who have postponed your wedding or civil partnership, we would urge you to make Wills to protect each other.

Can I take my child on holiday if the other parent objects?

30th July 2020

Can I take my child on holiday if the other parent objects? We are often being asked this question, particularly while lockdown and quarantine rules are being eased with some countries.

New Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships

20th July 2020

The Government has published a new Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relations as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown, to help promote good practice among landlords and tenants.

Lasting Powers of Attorney During Covid-19

15th July 2020

Time spent during the lockdown has given many of us the chance to think about putting our affairs in order such as putting in place Lasting Powers of Attorney. (LPAs)

Dividing property in a divorce

14th July 2020

Going through a divorce can be an upsetting and difficult time. We are here to give advice that you can trust, particularly when it comes to your children, home and sorting out your finances.

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.

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