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The Nello 2019 – Il Ventesimo

1st July 2019

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors was delighted to put forward a group of cyclists in the 20th Nello Century Cycle Challenge, which took place on Sunday 30th June. In honour of its Italian connections, the 2019 event was dubbed ‘Il Ventesimo’ (the Twentieth).

It was great to have members of the firm come and support the Nello cyclists, including Marcus Quick, Financial Services Manager and Dana Mulligan, Marketing Manager at Gilbert Stephens Solicitors. Read more…

Netball Tournament in Aid of Children’s Hospice South West

28th June 2019

On Wednesday 19th June, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors competed in another Charity Netball Tournament at Exeter University.

The netball tournament was organised by PKF Francis Clark and the purpose of the tournament was to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. The charity provides hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West. Examples of the care they offer include; respite and short breaks, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, emergency care, palliative care, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as it is needed. Read more…

Budleigh Salterton welcomes the Festival of Jazz and Blues

28th June 2019

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are looking forward to the long anticipated weekend of smooth and symphonic music at the Budleigh Salterton Festival of Jazz and Blues this weekend. It is a four day event that starts this evening and grooves through to Sunday 30th June 2019.

This is a new jazz festival for Budleigh Salterton. The town used to hold an annual jazz festival, but the last one took place in April 2017 and many local jazz and blues fans were sad when it suddenly stopped. Read more…

#ThrowbackThursday – Cupcake Day for Alzheimer’s Society

27th June 2019

On Thursday 13th June, The Budleigh Community Hub hosted a Cupcake Day from 10am – 12pm to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The central aim of the Budleigh Community Hub is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities of Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh. Julia Powell, receptionist at our Budleigh Gilbert Stephens office, baked a wide selection of different cupcakes and delivered them to the Hub with Sheila Woodland, Licensed Conveyancer and Emma Rayfield, Legal Assistant. The staff at our Budleigh office enjoyed the cake sale and stayed for tea, they also didn’t forget their colleagues as they bought lots of cakes to take back to them. Read more…

Promoting gender equality at work

26th June 2019

On the 20th June, the Law Society and other professional bodies launch the Women in Law pledge at the Law Society’s international symposium on gender equality.

Organisations that sign the pledge are holding themselves accountable for driving gender equality in their workforce and helping to create a more diverse profession. Read more…

Buying a Business

25th June 2019

There are many things to consider when buying a business and you will need to seek professional advice, so that you are aware of every aspect of the process. It is important to understand in detail the business you are thinking of buying.

Alistair Heron, Partner from our Exeter office, tells us more about the things you need to consider when investing in a business: Read more…

Ottery bells ring out for Pixie Day

24th June 2019

The annual Ottery St Mary Pixie Day took place on Saturday 22nd June, with the theatrical spectacle of local children dressed as pixies cheering and running through the streets to ringing bells. It is a traditional and lively event that has been running for over 40 years and continues to bring people together in Ottery St Mary.

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were proud to be a part of such a joyous day celebrating the heritage, mythology, character and beauty of the historic market town. We handed out balloons from outside the Ottery St Mary office in the Square, to the families who gathered to watch the ‘Pixies’. Read more…

Welcoming the Armed Forces Charity to Gilbert Stephens Solicitors

21st June 2019

It was a pleasure to welcome Clive Richards from the Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA), to Gilbert Stephens Solicitors Exeter office. Dana Mulligan, Marketing Manager for Gilbert Stephens met with Clive and was pleased to introduce him to some of the staff members at Gilbert Stephens.

This meeting came soon after SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, were presented with the Lord Mayor’s charity cheque. SSAFA were the Lord Mayor’s chosen charity for the last Mayoral year, which saw the centenary anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the First World War. Read more…

Darts Farm Classic Car Show 2019

18th June 2019

Last Sunday, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors attended the Darts Farm Classic Car Show. The event was organised by The Estuary League of Friends; a charity based in Exeter which aims to improve the quality of life of those in need of care within the community. Estuary was established in 1987 and provides services for people living in and around Topsham, Countess Wear, Ebford, Exton, Digby, Wonford, The Rydons, Clyst St George, Cat & Fiddle and Clyst St Mary.

This was Gilbert Stephens’ first year at this event and we were very impressed by the turn out! Despite a few showers throughout the day, the car show was a great success with hundreds of people arriving to appreciate more than 250 vintage cars and motorcycles from all over the South. The event was a great family day out with live music and family shows to keep everyone entertained. Read more…

YPN Shake It Up

17th June 2019

Last Thursday evening the newest cocktail bar in Exeter, Pink Moon, hosted the Young Professionals Network (YPN) bimonthly networking event. The YPN is an organisation established by Gilbert Stephens Solicitors with the aim of creating opportunities where various like-minded young professionals can mingle and build connections in and around Exeter. With a growing network of over 300 members from a variety of different sectors, last Thursday’s cocktail making was the perfect activity to draw together an array of different skill sets.

The evening kickstarted with a selection of bellini’s, seaweed-seasoned popcorn and black olives in Pink Moon’s luxurious downstairs seating area. Kingsley Crocker, General Manager of Pink Moon, then led the cocktail making demonstration, instructing YPN members on how to make the famous Mojito and ‘Pink Moon’ cocktail. Four people were assigned to each cocktail making station, taking it in turns of two to make the cocktails. Kingsley says “although technique and precision are essential ingredients to a great cocktail, a fantastic cocktail is down to the theatrical experience. Bartenders will hit pendant lights and shake drinks to entertain their audience”. Read more…