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Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club – Weathering the Pandemic

8th February 2021

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors has a continued sponsorship with Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club, a truly inspiring not-for-profit organisation founded in 2013. The organisation is affiliated with Surf Life Saving GB, which is a national charity helping to make our beaches safer and more enjoyable. Read more…

Can employers make the Coronavirus vaccine mandatory?

3rd February 2021

The UK Government has said it will not make the vaccine against COVID-19 mandatory, however there is still the question whether employers will be able to insist that employees have the vaccine. As many employees are now working from home, it is still unclear whether employers can make it a condition when they return to the office. Read more…

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors running challenge for Cancer Research UK

25th January 2021

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are delighted to announce their February running challenge which involves running 2 miles every day from the beginning to the end of the month. The aim of the challenge is to raise money for Cancer Research UK and with 3 teams formed already, they are all counting down the days to start achieving their month goal of running 56 miles. Read more…

Separation in January

4th January 2021

In January, law firms across the country normally see a rise in divorce and civil partnership dissolution enquiries. In the New Year, many will seek some form of legal advice regarding their relationship, and with the extra pressures experienced by many families through 2020 we expect this January to be no different. Read more…

Delivering Christmas Gifts to the Local Agents

21st December 2020

Our annual Christmas gift delivery would normally involve the Gilbert Stephens’ Christmas Elves visiting local agents and asking them to pull a Christmas cracker; they would win either our novelty Christmas carrot, lumps of coal, or brussel sprouts – which would you choose?! Of course, there is nothing normal about 2020 and so, with the current Government restrictions in mind, our Christmas Elves hatched their Covid compliant plan. Read more…

Gilbert Stephens donates to the local Food Banks

18th December 2020

This Christmas, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were proud to support the local food banks in all six office locations: Exeter, Budleigh Salterton, Crediton, Ottery St Mary, Okehampton and Sidmouth. For 12 days in December staff donated a specific food item which varied from biscuits, jams and spreads to Christmas treats and food for pets. Read more…

Tips for strained relationships over Christmas

16th December 2020

Unfortunately for many, Christmas is not always the joyful happy time it’s envisaged to be. It can be a very emotional time of year, more so this year than ever as families make tough decision about who they can see over the Christmas period, and whether they in fact want to in the current climate. With some family members living under tight restrictions in care homes with limited visiting, and others perhaps being less careful, it’s all extra pressure at what can be a stressful time for many in normal circumstances. This can all cause friction at home and cracks in relationships may arise, at a time when we are supposed to be celebrating.

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