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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

Writing your Will during the coronavirus lockdown

15th April 2020

The current situation with the coronavirus pandemic has caused a great deal of worry for a lot of people as to whether it is possible to create and update their Will.

Statutory Parental Bereavement Leave (Jack’s Law)

14th April 2020

New regulations known as Jack's Law have been introduced entitling parents to two weeks’ leave should they suffer the loss of a child, providing time to for them to grieve.

Domestic Abuse during the lockdown

8th April 2020

The cocornavirus lockdown can be a very dangerous and stressful time for those who are suffering from domestic abuse. The family law team at Phillips Solicitors can help.

Employment Law Update – April 2020

7th April 2020

A number of employment law changes came in to force on 6 April 2020. Here is a summary of the main points.

Thousands of properties added to the market

7th April 2020

Despite the coronavirus lockdown people are still placing their properties on the market. Today’s Conveyancer, reports that close to 9,000 homes were listed last week.

Requests for Will writing increase during coronavirus pandemic

6th April 2020

There has been a significant increase in the number of people enquiring about making a Will due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

YouTube Video – online family mediation

3rd April 2020

In the latest of our videos on the Phillips YouTube channel Sheila Parkes talks about the benefits of family mediation even in these trying times.

Matrimonial Settlements and Orders

2nd April 2020

The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected every aspect of our lives, including matrimonial settlements and orders.

Time to review your estate and potential gifts

31st March 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a substantial negative effect on equity values, so now could be the time to review your estate if it is facing Inheritance Tax liability.

Family Court cases during the Coronavirus lockdown

31st March 2020

Family Court cases are still going ahead but hearings will in most cases take place either by telephone, email, or by video conferencing.

YouTube Video - Coronavirus Rental Properties and Rent Arrears

30th March 2020

YouTube video: If you are concerned about rented properties which are your investments, you may have questions about what happens if your tenants default on their rent payments.

YouTube Video – Coronavirus and commercial contracts

30th March 2020

As a law firm, Phillips are seeing many enquiries from clients looking to review their commercial contracts in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Update to Furlough Leave under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

27th March 2020

This is an update about Furlough Leave under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme following further guidelines by the government on 27th March, 2020.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

27th March 2020

The government has published further details about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - otherwise known as the Furlough Scheme.

YouTube Video – Coronavirus Lockdown and Child Contact

27th March 2020

YouTube video – Hayley Eachus, who heads our Family Law team, says if you are a separated parent the coronavirus lockdown does not prevent you from seeing your children.

Moving Advice During the Coronavirus Lockdown

27th March 2020

The latest guidance from the government is urging those involved with home moves is to adapt and be flexible.

Commercial Leases and COVID-19

27th March 2020

The Coronavirus lockdown will have a long-term impact on our economy and understandably, some of our clients want to know where they stand with the legal rights and remedies as landlords and tenants.

Child Arrangements During the Coronavirus Lockdown

26th March 2020

If you have children and are separated from the other parent, the coronavirus lockdown does not prevent you from seeing your child.

Public Notary - a rare breed

26th March 2020

Jon Coles is a rare breed in the legal world – he is what is known as a Public Notary. He is currently able to provide this service during the Coronavirus lockdown. on a case by case basis.

Key workers at Phillips for Wills

25th March 2020

Certain lawyers are classified as key workers as they deliver essential services during the coronavirus crisis. These include people like Lucy Watson, head of the Wills and Probate team at Phillips.

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