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The Ever-Growing Tedburn Fair

19th September 2019

On Saturday 14th September, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were thrilled to sponsor the Main Ring at the annual Tedburn St Mary Village Fair. The Main Ring was a real buzz of activity as it exhibited various falconry displays, vintage vehicles and fire brigade demonstrations! Having considerably grown in size throughout the years, Saturday’s event was a spectacular success with many volunteers joining forces to keep the Fair running as it has done for over a century.

All who attended were warmly welcomed by live music from the Crediton Silver Band, exciting entertainment and very fortunately, some glorious sunshine. It was a brilliant turn out with families and friends from across Devon attending to support the local community. Read more…

Keeping Business Local at the September Exeter Property Circle Event

13th September 2019

Yesterday, Thursday 12th September, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors attended the Exeter Property Circle bimonthly networking event at the stunning period tavern, Hole in the Wall. Martin Justice, our newest employee, Private Client Solicitor from our Crediton and Okehampton office, represented the firm alongside Partner and Head of our Exeter Commercial Department, Nigel McKay. They both thoroughly enjoyed catching up with old and existing contacts. Read more…

Remember a Charity Week 9th-15th September 2019

13th September 2019

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are proud to support Remember a Charity Week who are celebrating their 10th Anniversary raising awareness of the significance of leaving a portion of your legacy to a charity or cause close to your heart.

Figures show that 74% of the British public support a charity during their lifetime. However, only 6.3% think to include that charity in their will. Remember a Charity Week encourages individuals who engage with charities throughout their lives to remember those charities in their will. Read more…

Congratulations to Whitton & Laing on their 135th Anniversary

12th September 2019

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were thrilled to congratulate Whitton & Laing on their 135th Anniversary soirée this summer. The independent estate agency established themselves in 1884 and have since grown to have offices in Exeter and Exmouth, in addition to a team of forty-five committed staff members. Read more…

Mansbridge Balment Charity Golf Day

10th September 2019

Last Friday 6th September, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were delighted to be one of the sponsors at the Mansbridge Balment Charity Golf Day at Okehampton Golf Club. Mansbridge Balment estate agents have over 45 years of experience in the property market and have offices in Okehampton, Tavistock, Yelverton, and Bere Peninsula.

Despite the rain, it was a brilliant turn out with businesses from all over East Devon coming to support this wonderful charitable event. Philip Horlock, Solicitor at our Okehampton office and Dana Mulligan, Marketing Manager, attended the day and thoroughly enjoyed making new connections within the Okehampton community. Read more…

YPN Event – Pizza Night at Sandford Orchards

6th September 2019

Last Wednesday 28th August, Gilbert Stephens Young Professionals Network met for their bimonthly event at Sandford Orchards in Crediton. Members enjoyed a delicious evening of pizza and cider pairing at the full working farm. Sandford Orchards specialise in Barrel and Stone fresh, stone baked sourdough pizzas, in addition to a wide range of ciders and juices. Read more…

Exeter’s Pro-Am Charity Golf Day

3rd September 2019

On Sunday 1st September, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were proud to sponsor a hole at the 43rd annual charity Pro-Am at Exeter Golf and Country Club. This Golf Day was special to the firm as it was partly organised by ex-employee and friend, Peter Bennett. Peter recently retired from his role as Senior Private Client Legal Executive at Gilbert Stephens and is now a dedicated Men’s Golf Captain at the Exeter Golf and Country Club.

It was a resoundingly successful and busy day for Exeter Golf and Country Club as 47 teams from across Devon and Cornwall arrived to participate in a friendly game of golf. All golfers were extremely grateful for the glorious sunshine which beamed down over the golf course all afternoon. Read more…

Dartmoor Charity Speed Shear

2nd September 2019

On Sunday 26th August, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were proud sponsors of the bi-annual Dartmoor Charity Speed Shear at the beautiful village of South Zeal.

As always, the Charity Speed Shear honoured Devon Air Ambulance as one of their chosen charities. Devon Air Ambulance is an outstanding emergency medical service operating twenty-four hours a day, to anyone in need. Read more…

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors raise £1,807.92 for Cancer Research UK

27th August 2019

Earlier this year, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors put together a team of fifteen who took part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy event on Saturday 20th July at Westpoint Arena. Our team dressed in personalised pink tops and green tutus as they tackled the 5k muddy obstacle course in memory of our colleague Liz Govier, who sadly lost her battle to Cancer last November. Read more…

Chagford Show

23rd August 2019

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors is a strong supporter of our local agricultural Shows and we have attended Honiton, Okehampton and Chagford Shows throughout August. This year was the 119th Chagford Agricultural and Horticultural Show, which was held on Thursday 15th August at the Dogmarsh Fields, beside the River Teign, on beautiful Dartmoor.

Chagford Show is a marvellous family day out. It is a traditional agricultural show offering a unique mix of farming, crafts and horticulture with a dedicated food hall promoting local food and drink as well as lots of live music to entertain throughout the day. The main ring had a full day of special attractions – this year saw the Tigers Children’s Motorcycle Display Team, Terrier Racing with Ian Brackenbury and Birds of Prey Flying Display among others. There were also many other attractions, events and over 200 trade stands to browse. We had the huge pleasure of being one of them. Read more…