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Gilbert Stephens Christmas Elves in Okehampton!

11th December 2019

Last Thursday 5th December, the Gilbert Stephens Solicitors Christmas Elves arrived in Okehampton with a bag full of Christmas crackers and a basket overflowing with gifts. We visited many local estate agents and accountants to hand out prizes which varied from Christmas puddings and bottles of wine, to brussel sprouts and Christmas carrots! Read more…

Okehampton Edwardian Evening

10th December 2019

Last Thursday 5th December from 6pm to 9pm, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were delighted to participate in the annual, much-anticipated Edwardian Evening event at the Red Lion Yard in Okehampton. We thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in festive costumes and handing out mince pies, mulled wine and chocolates to all who attended. Read more…

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors hand out Christmas Gifts in Ottery St Mary

9th December 2019

On Friday 29th November, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were delighted to kickstart the festive period by carrying out our annual Christmas gift delivery. Our gift delivery consists of handing out presents to many local businesses as a way of saying thank you for working alongside us and being a part of the Ottery St Mary community. Read more…

Ottery St Mary Choral Society Concert – This Weekend!

6th December 2019

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are delighted to be sponsoring the Ottery St Mary Choral Society’s Christmas Concert again this year. The concert will take place in the spectacular surroundings of Ottery Parish Church tomorrow, Saturday 7th December at 7:30pm. Read more…

Christmas has commenced in Ottery St Mary!

5th December 2019

On Friday 29th November, Gilbert Stephens’ Ottery office enjoyed staying open until late to participate in the town’s annual Late Night Shopping event. This event is a key date in Ottery’s festive calendar as it involves all local businesses coming together to illuminate the town in Christmas lights. Read more…

Beautiful thank you biscuits for staff at our Budleigh office!

4th December 2019

Last week, staff at our Gilbert Stephens Budleigh office were extremely grateful to receive some beautiful gifts from one very appreciative client.

Licensed Conveyancer, Sheila Woodland, and Legal Assistant, Kate Wheeler, were delighted when a client dropped by a beautiful thank you card in addition to some delightfully decorated biscuits which were hand iced in London. Read more…

Exeter Property Circle Christmas Drinks

2nd December 2019

On Wednesday 27th November, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors joined the Exeter Property Circle at their bimonthly networking event. This event, held at the Oddfellows Bar, part of the Exeter Christmas Market, was a particularly festive occasion as the non-profit organisation hosted their annual Christmas Drinks. Read more…

Remembering Liz Govier

29th November 2019

Wednesday 27th November was a particularly poignant day for the firm this week as we remembered one of our solicitors, Liz Govier, who sadly passed away this time last year. Liz was a Private Client Solicitor at our Ottery office and to demonstrate our remembrance we have set up a beautiful memorial for Liz in the reception area.

Liz passed away following her brave battle with cancer. This year, the firm has participated in multiple fundraising activities to remember Liz, such as the Nello II Ventesimo and the Pretty Muddy Race for Life where we have raised over £3,000 for both FORCE Cancer Charity and Cancer Research UK.

Claire Baker, Liz’s daughter and Support Administrator at our Exeter office, says “I’m proud to say my mum was a big part of the firm and the Ottery Community. She definitely won’t be forgotten”.

We look forward to raising even more much needed funds for various cancer charities in the new year.

Congratulations to Emma Rayfield!

28th November 2019

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors would like to congratulate Emma Rayfield, Legal Assistant at our Budleigh Office, for recently completing a treacherous 60km walk over Dartmoor. The walk took Emma and her group two days to complete and they walked a figure of 8 route around Tavistock and Princetown on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November.

In support of ‘Movember’ this month, the group decided to walk 60km for all 60 men who are lost to suicide every hour worldwide. The walk is raising much needed funds for the charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) which works to raise awareness for men’s mental health and wellbeing. CALM provides frontline services 7 days a week to anyone needing support. They are also leading a movement against suicide, which is the single biggest killer of men under 45 years in the UK.

Emma says “I am so overwhelmed by all the support and donations we have received so far. Our initial target was to raise £500, which we then quickly increased to £1,000. We are currently on £2,280.20 which is absolutely incredible!”.

CALM is a charity extremely close to Emma’s heart and she would be so grateful for any donations. If you would like to donate something, no matter how big or small, please follow the link here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/60forthe60

Emma currently does not have any more walks planned but is looking forward to participating in further fundraising for this very deserving charity.

Congratulations again Emma, what a fantastic achievement!

The Ottery St Mary Christmas Tree Festival Begins!

27th November 2019

Today marks the first day of the Ottery St Mary Christmas Tree Festival! Over the past few years, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors have consecutively participated in the Festival and this year is certainly no exception.

Hosted by Friends of Ottery St Mary Parish Church, this event is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses and groups to decorate one of fifty-eight Christmas trees, each with a theme that is personal to them. This is the ninth year the Festival has been running and they have the highest number of trees yet. Read more…