COVID-19: How will the Coronavirus affect contact with your children?

27th March 2020

For thousands of separated parents across the UK, the Government’s recent order for families to ‘stay at home’ generates many unanswered questions. With the Government urging people to only leave the house for food, medical reasons, or work if necessary, many parents with shared custody have become worried about how frequently they will be able to see their children.

There was certainly much confusion among separated parents following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March. Since then, the Government have recently reassured parents that, “where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes”. Read more…

COVID-19: An Update on the Job Retention Scheme

25th March 2020

Following the UK Government’s recent orders for non-essential services to close, multiple support packages have been put in place in order to support businesses who may be struggling financially and receiving next to no income. Gilbert Stephens Solicitors would like to provide you with some information on the Job Retention Scheme which was introduced on Friday 20th March 2020. Read more…


16th March 2020

We will do all we can to maintain a full client service during the current situation but we may have to make some changes to the way we work to safeguard the well-being of clients and staff and to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

You can help by avoiding personal visits to the office where possible and contacting us instead by telephone or email. Read more…

Celebrating International Women’s Day at Gilbert Stephens Solicitors – Sarah Heath

10th March 2020

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are delighted to be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) again this year. Celebrated annually since the 1900s on 8th March, IWD acknowledges the accomplishments made by women and aims to progress gender equality on a global scale.

We are very fortunate to have such a great selection of inspirational and talented women working with us here at the firm. In celebration of IWD this month, we would like to tell you about Sarah Heath, Chartered Legal Executive in our Conveyancing Department. Read more…

Exeter Cathedral School’s Big Art Show: A Portrait of Co-education

6th March 2020

On Tuesday 3rd March, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were pleased to accept the Exeter Cathedral School’s invitation to join them for their Big Art Show at Kalender Hall.

The Big Art Show marked the 25th anniversary of full co-education at the School; a significant milestone in the School’s 840-year old history. The art evening featured a fantastic display of artwork from every pupil at the School, alongside creations from alumni who have gone on to win well deserved art scholarships. Gilbert Stephens were pleased to join them as they celebrated welcoming girls as well as boys to the School in September 1994. Read more…

A Cuppa, Cake and Chat with our Admiral Nurses at the Budleigh Community Hub

5th March 2020

On Tuesday 3rd March, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors enjoyed supporting the Budleigh Community Hub’s fundraising event ‘Time for a Cuppa’, in aid of Dementia UK.

The central aim of the Budleigh Community Hub is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities of Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh. Staff from our Budleigh office, to include Kate Wheeler, Legal Secretary, and Emma Rayfield, Legal Assistant, went along to the event on behalf of the firm. Read more…