2nd December 2016
How old is your Enduring Powers of Attorney?
Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) are legal documents which can allow other people to look after and deal with your property and financial affairs even if you lose your mental capacity to do so yourself.
If you have an EPA then it will still be valid, but, in 2007 EPAs were replaced with Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) which means that even the youngest EPAs are nearly 10 years old! So, it may be time for you to review your EPA.
30th November 2016
The Young Professionals Network annual drinks evening was held on the evening of Tuesday 29th November in the library at Gilbert Stephens Southernhay East office. The Firm were delighted to host the last event of the year to celebrate the forthcoming festive period over plenty of mulled wine and mince pies.
18th November 2016
Gilbert Stephens Solicitors pledged support today for the Exeter Cycling Charter.
“We recognise that an active workforce is a healthier workforce, which is good both for the well-being of our staff and also for our business, because healthy employees are more productive employees who are absent less often. At Gilbert Stephens we are pleased to support the Exeter Cycling Charter as a demonstration of our commitment to a more sustainable way of doing business, many of our staff cycle to work daily and over the past four years taken part in the FORCE Cancer Charity Nello bike ride, along with other charity events” says Rick Shorey, Chief Operations Officer at Gilbert Stephens Solicitors LLP.
7th November 2016
If you want to be a Will writer, you can be! It’s as easy as that. You don’t need training, you don’t need qualifications and there is definitely no oversight or regulation.
For these reasons a cheap Will service is easy to find but, as with so much in life, you get what you pay for.
Writing a Will can be a tricky business. Basic mistakes can cause gifts to fail or worse, if the correct witnessing procedure is not followed, the whole document can be invalid. This could cause unnecessary distress and financial hardship to your loved ones after you die.
27th October 2016
Members of Gilbert Stephens’ Young Professionals Network (YPN) recently hosted a tasty networking session at Exeter Cookery School, one of the region’s hottest new culinary destinations. Having been handed three recipes by the school’s head chef and tutor, Jim Fisher, the group was divided into teams and then let loose on the kitchen Read more…
27th October 2016
Members of Gilbert Stephens’ Young Professionals Network (YPN) recently hosted a tasty networking session at Exeter Cookery School, one of the region’s hottest new culinary destinations. Having been handed three recipes by the school’s head chef and tutor, Jim Fisher, the group was divided into teams and then let loose on the kitchen to create three festive canapés. Despite the look of sheer panic on some of their faces, with a little encouragement everyone was soon prepping like pros and surprised themselves by creating a veritable feast for the evening.
7th October 2016
On Friday 7 October 2016, a team of private client lawyers and Financial Advisors from the firm Gilbert Stephens based in Mid and East Devon, attended a black tie dinner event hosted by the YMCA at Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf club in celebration of 170 years of the YMCA in Exeter. Read more…
7th October 2016
On 6 October 2016, Gilbert Stephens entered a team of eight into the WESC Foundation Charity Quiz, billed as ‘The best charity pub quiz in Exeter’. The event was held at the WESC Foundation Campus, Topsham Road and after a shaky start, a few drinks and a buffet supper, the team managed to regain ground and finish a dignified 4th out of the 19 teams who entered. The winners were from Exeter University. Read more…
4th October 2016
On Thursday 29th September, the Young Professional Network held their September event at Urban Underground, Urban Burger’s underground cocktail bar. The event was arranged in conjunction with Urban Underground’s launch of their “Urban High Tea”. Their twist on the more traditional Afternoon Tea saw members enjoying “tea” inspired cocktails (and mocktails for those driving) from teapots.
29th September 2016
Gilbert Stephens Private Client team, lead by Richard Walford, Partner and in conjunction with Hawksmoor Investment management ran a series of complimentary seminars across three locations in Devon throughout September 2016.
Despite the unusually hot weather the seminars were well attended with lots of questions raised and answered on the day. The Devon cream tea was also well received after the presentations and discussions in the sessions.