Gilbert Stephens take on Brewin Dolphin in netball friendly

12th April 2019

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors Netball team

On Tuesday evening, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors formed a team of eight and pivoted from legal matters to shooting nets in a friendly practice match at Exeter University, with financial advisors Brewin Dolphin.

We were inspired to put together a team after being involved in the Brewin Dolphin charity netball tournament last December. At Gilbert Stephens we make a conscious effort to get involved in and arrange local charity events, as part of our commitment to our corporate social responsibilities. This commitment was highlighted with our recent award from the Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards 2019.

The team was organised by Sarah Heath, one of our Chartered Legal Executives and although we had a great evening, we seemed to have left our feet in the office as we were defeated by 18 goals to 2. Hayley Martin Herkt from Gilbert Stephens Financial Services and Laura Newbould, Legal Secretary, took up the task as our shooters and managed to score one each, but sadly it was not enough to finish victorious.

The good news is, we plan many more friendly matches to improve our skills, the evening was a welcome bit of mid-week entertainment and exercise.

Sarah tells us, “These friendly matches aren’t as high profile as the charity sporting events we do throughout the year as a firm, but tonight was really good fun. This sort of thing keeps us fit and is a great way to build relationships with others in the area after work. It also gives us a chance to practice for the bigger charity events – where so many people are watching us compete!”

If you would like to find out more or get involved, contact Sarah on 01392 424242 or email