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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

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 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.

Update – a summary of the Government’s guidance for getting businesses back to work

12th May 2020

The Government has launched its guidance to help employers get their businesses back up and running and work places operating safely.

Separated parents warned not to exploit the lockdown

5th May 2020

Parents exploiting the coronavirus lockdown to stop a former partner from seeing their children could face court action warns a senior judge.

Future proofing has safeguarded Phillips

22nd April 2020

Future proofing has been instrumental in ensuring that we weather the coronavirus storm.

You can still buy and sell your home

22nd April 2020

While we are all following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown measures, your search for a new property or a buyer for your home can certainly continue.

Questions and answers about family mediation

21st April 2020

Family Mediation can be one of the most sensible and cost-effective ways of resolving problems when a relationship has broken down. Here are some questions and answers about Family Mediation.

YouTube Video – seven business tips to get through the coronavirus lockdown

17th April 2020

Jack Gardener gives seven tips for businesses to get through the coronavirus lockdown based on his experience running a business and speaking to business owners, in our latest YouTube video.

Family mediation during the lockdown and why it might be right for you

16th April 2020

Online mediation is proving to be invaluable during the coronavirus lockdown, says Sheila Parkes, who heads Haymarket Family Mediation.

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