The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill would be a welcome shake-up for divorce law

13th January 2020

We were pleased to note that the Queen’s 2019 speech announced that the Domestic Abuse Bill and the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill will be reintroduced.

The Domestic Abuse Bill is designed to give more protection to domestic abuse victims and their children and offer better support. In particular it will emphasise that domestic abuse can also include emotional, coercive or controlling, and economic abuse, awareness of this type of abuse has been raised in recent years. Read more…

New Year, Fresh Start?

6th January 2020

In January law firms across the country see a rise in divorce and civil partnership dissolution enquiries. We always see a rise in divorce enquiries after the New Year with many seeking some form of legal advice regarding their relationship. This year Monday 6th January is likely to be one of our busiest, but why? Read more…

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors support SSAFA Armed Forces Charity

20th December 2019

Throughout the past year, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors have been proud sponsors and supporters of SSAFA Armed Forces Charity. SSAFA is a UK based charity that provides support to serving men and women, in addition to veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families. Read more…

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019

20th December 2019

This Christmas, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are delighted to be supporting the Christmas Shoebox Appeal again, as we have for the past eight years. The Shoebox Appeal is an extremely important initiative to the firm as it allows us to send gifts and Christmas spirit to some of the poorest families in Europe. Read more…

FCN Farmers Christmas Celebration

19th December 2019

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are long term supporters of the Farming Community Network (FCN) and we always enjoy promoting the important work they do where we can. Earlier this year, we gave the FCN space at both our Honiton and Okehampton Agricultural Show stands, which allowed them to collect donations and recruit new volunteers. Read more…

Christmas Opening Hours

18th December 2019

With Christmas only a week away, all our six offices are getting ready to close down for the year and enjoy the festive season.

All six Gilbert Stephens offices will be adhering to the following opening hours over the Christmas period.

Monday 23rd December – Normal office hours
Tuesday 24th December – Closed
Wednesday 25th December – Closed
Thursday 26th December – Closed
Friday 27th December – Closed
Monday 30th December – Closed
Tuesday 31st December – Closed
Wednesday 1st January – Closed
Thursday 2nd January – Normal office hours Read more…

Budleigh Christmas Gift Delivery

18th December 2019

The Gilbert Stephens Solicitors Christmas Elves completed their annual Christmas gift delivery in Budleigh Salterton on Wednesday 11th December. 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…

It’s Christmas in Sidmouth!

17th December 2019

Last Friday 6th December, the Gilbert Stephens Solicitors Christmas Elves travelled to Sidmouth to deliver some well-deserved Christmas gifts to our local estate agents and funeral directors.

We popped by Bradleys Estate Agents, Fulfords, Harrison Lavers & Potburys, Hall & Scott, Your Move Edwards, Redferns, and Potburys Funeral Services, to spread some Christmas cheer and raise some spirits. Read more…