Phillips Solicitors Ltd

Phillips Solicitors Ltd Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles, is a leading law firm in Basingstoke, providing a wide range of services for individuals and businesses.

Bringing talented people together to achieve exceptional outcomes.

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We are thrilled to be included in The Legal 500 directory for the tenth year running!Our inclusion in the prestigious gu...
05/10/2020

We are thrilled to be included in The Legal 500 directory for the tenth year running!

Our inclusion in the prestigious guide confirms that Phillips is one of the best law firms in Hampshire.

The Legal 500 uses research, interviews with law firms and testimonials from clients to compile the list and firms are recommended by The Legal 500 on merit alone.

This year the directory includes our Wills and Probate, Family and Employment team.

The latest edition of the Basingstoke has a new look.The free locally owned independent newspaper looks great following ...
25/09/2020

The latest edition of the Basingstoke has a new look.

The free locally owned independent newspaper looks great following its makeover with a slight change and feel about it.

One of the obvious changes is the paper’s masthead which now sports a love heart in Basingstoke.

We’re pleased to have a couple of articles in this edition.

Turn to page 25 where the head of our Employment team Gill Brown has an article about correcting furlough pay errors.

On the same page is an article from Lucy Watson, who heads our Wills and Probate team, where she talks about the importance of planning for your future.

Information about our full range of legal services can be found at www.phillips-law.co.uk

To read the online version of this latest edition of the Basingstoke Observer follow this link:

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/64245997/basingstoke-observer-september-17th

Basingstoke Cops
24/09/2020

Basingstoke Cops

Tomorrow sees the last day for PS Trevor Taylor as Sergeant for the Basingstoke Neighbourhood Team. PS Taylor has been in the role for 5 years and has worked hard in supporting our communities and partner agencies in working to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. Please like and share to show your appreciation. We wish PS Taylor the best of luck in his new endeavours #HardActToFollow

We are delighted to announce that we have strengthened our Employment Law team with the appointment of top City of Londo...
24/09/2020
Top employment lawyer joins Phillips

We are delighted to announce that we have strengthened our Employment Law team with the appointment of top City of London lawyer, Jacqueline Kendal.

Jacqueline brings with her a wealth of experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment work.

Click on the link below to find out more about Jacqueline.

https://www.phillips-law.co.uk/news-and-events/top-employment-lawyer-joins-phillips

Leading Hampshire law firm Phillips Solicitors has strengthened its Employment Law team with the appointment of top City of London lawyer, Jacqueline Kendal who has a wealth of experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment work.

Our staff at Phillips are sporting a new look at our Town Gate Offices.Here we have Elaine, Faye, Julien and Rosie weari...
23/09/2020

Our staff at Phillips are sporting a new look at our Town Gate Offices.

Here we have Elaine, Faye, Julien and Rosie wearing their natty branded face masks.

The wearing of masks is part of the procedures we have put in place to protect the health of our clients and staff.

Where possible we are holding meetings with our clients either by phone or by video such as with Zoom and Skype.

We can hold essential meetings within our offices. However, please do not visit our offices unless you have a pre-arranged appointment.

You can contact Phillips by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01256 460830.

For information about our full range of legal services please visit www.phillips-law.co.uk

We’re looking forward to the Destination Basingstoke Phillips Virtual Races which this year replaces the usual Half Mara...
21/09/2020

We’re looking forward to the Destination Basingstoke Phillips Virtual Races which this year replaces the usual Half Marathon and 10K Run.

Instead of heading from Basingstoke's War Memorial Park to the hills of Cliddesden, Ellisfield and Farleigh Wallop, runners can choose wherever they would like to participate.

It is hoped that the virtual event, which includes a marathon distance, will encourage more people of all abilities to take part safely and still enjoy the challenge of undertaking a real race.

Entrants can run 26.2 miles, 13.1 miles or 10k between 4th October and 18th October.

Once you have decided on your route, take a photo of your watch, phone or just write your name, time, date and distance on a piece of paper and take a photo of it.

You can run the distance in more than one session and add the times together to get your final time for the distance.

However, to be included in the leaderboard of results, you must complete the 10K in one go, the half marathon in a maximum of two runs and the full marathon in three runs.

Full details about the Virtual Races, including the sign-up page, can be found at
www.destinationbasingstoke.co.uk/basingstoke-half-marathon/virtualrace2020/

As headline sponsor we at Phillips are looking to enter a team of 50 runners, while at the same time raising money for our charity of the year, Sebastian’s Action Trust via our fundraising page https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/Phillips2020

If you would like to run with Team Phillips please contact our marketing manager Richard Garfield by emailing [email protected]

Basingstoke Half Marathon
21/09/2020

Basingstoke Half Marathon

Sadly none of these signs about this year, as the roads are all open during our virtual races, but that shouldn't stop you getting excited - just 2 weeks to go!

Basingstoke Half Marathon
12/09/2020

Basingstoke Half Marathon

It may be Basingstoke parkrun 0'Clock and there are hopeful signs it may be back soon, but in the meantime here are a few pics from our race in 2017 - tag anyone you know!

Sebastian's Action Trust
10/09/2020

Sebastian's Action Trust

At Sebastian’s Action Trust we are proud to call ourselves a “family of families”, creating an environment where our beneficiaries can come together and connect. Many of our families have become friends over time, meeting at regular events such as coffee mornings.

Sadly, due to lockdown, our families were unable to meet up. As lockdown eased, it has been lovely to hear our families have been catching up and enjoying lovely days out. Just recently a few families visited accessible play facility, Swings and Smiles to have a day out together.

The Trust is so proud of the community that has been created, enabling families to come together and find comfort in each other, as well as our support team.

Swings & Smiles

#SATstillworking #familyoffamilies

Thank you to the Basingstoke Observer for including two articles from Phillips Solicitors.On page 22, Sheila Parkes, who...
09/09/2020

Thank you to the Basingstoke Observer for including two articles from Phillips Solicitors.

On page 22, Sheila Parkes, who heads Haymarket Family Mediation, which is part of Phillips Solicitors, discusses family mediation for grandparents, while Laura Karon, who works in our Wills and Probate team, flags up the importance to making sure your digital assets are included in your Will.

If you haven’t picked up a copy of the paper, click on this link to view it online:

www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/64039376/basingstoke-observer-september-3rd

Basingstoke Half Marathon
09/09/2020

Basingstoke Half Marathon

Another collage of happy days - see anyone you know? Why not tag them, then encourage them to do the virtual version next month?

We are looking for a full-time Legal Assistant/Junior Legal Conveyancer to work in our busy Residential Property team.In...
09/09/2020
LEGAL ASSISTANT/ JUNIOR LEGAL CONVEYANCER

We are looking for a full-time Legal Assistant/Junior Legal Conveyancer to work in our busy Residential Property team.

In return we offer a competitive salary dependent upon experience and ability.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please visit our current vacancies page on our website:

www.phillips-law.co.uk/current-vacancies/legal-assistant-junior-legal-conveyancer

To apply, send a covering letter and CV to Faye McMahon, Operations and Finance Manager, by emailing [email protected]

Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles, in Basingstoke, Hampshire, are looking for a Legal Assistant/Junior Legal Conveyancer

We are delighted to support Sebastian’s Action Trust – our charity of the year – during Remember a Charity Week.Have you...
08/09/2020

We are delighted to support Sebastian’s Action Trust – our charity of the year – during Remember a Charity Week.

Have you ever thought about leaving a gift in your will? Leaving a gift would enable Sebastian’s Action Trust to continue to provide support to families of seriously-ill children.

Legacies in Wills can make an enormous difference in helping charities to continue their good work and what a wonderful way to ensure that your legacy lives on after you’ve gone.

Donations can be as small or as large as you wish, as every gift makes a difference. In fact, a gift made to a UK charity is inheritance tax free.

An important benefit to consider is that this can reduce the amount of tax paid by the rest of your estate, resulting in your family getting the most of their inheritance.

For help in leaving a charitable legacy, or for any other Wills and Probate issues, please contact Lucy Watson, who heads our Wills and Probate team at Phillips, by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01256 854646.

To find out more about Sebastian's Action Trust please visit:

https://sebastiansactiontrust.org/

Sebastian's Action Trust (@SebsActionTrust) | Twitter
07/09/2020
Sebastian's Action Trust (@SebsActionTrust) | Twitter

Sebastian's Action Trust (@SebsActionTrust) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Sebastian's Action Trust (@SebsActionTrust). Sebastian’s Action Trust is a charity that offers respite holidays & practical, emotional & social support to families with seriously-ill children. The Woodlands, Crowthorne

Basingstoke Half Marathon
02/09/2020

Basingstoke Half Marathon

More memories - this time from 2015 - can you see any familiar faces? Basingstoke Runners Basingstoke & Mid Hants Athletic Club

Have you ever thought about what will happen to your photographs on Facebook, your digital music and book library and yo...
27/08/2020

Have you ever thought about what will happen to your photographs on Facebook, your digital music and book library and your online film collection, not to mention your online bank accounts when you die?

Laura Karon, who works our Wills and Probate team at Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles, discusses this often-overlooked area in this article:

www.phillips-law.co.uk/news-and-events/don-t-forget-your-digital-assets-when-making-a-will

If you would like advice about making or updating a Will, please contact Laura by emailing [email protected] or by calling her on 01256 854618.

Family mediation for grandparents.When a couple divorce or separate it is often a very difficult and emotional time, esp...
27/08/2020
Family mediation for grandparents

Family mediation for grandparents.

When a couple divorce or separate it is often a very difficult and emotional time, especially when there are children involved.

This can often affect the wider family including grandparents who invariably want to stay in touch with their grandchildren.

Unfortunately, a family breakdown can sometimes have a detrimental impact on the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.

It often comes as a surprise to many grandparents to discover that they have no automatic right to have contact with their grandchildren.

If you are being stopped from seeing your grandchildren, the team at Haymarket Family Mediation, which is part of Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles, can help you.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sheila Parkes who heads the Haymarket Family Mediation team by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01256 854652.

You can read more about family mediation for grandparents by visiting this link on our website:

https://www.phillips-law.co.uk/news-and-events/family-mediation-for-grandparents

If you are a grandparent who is being stopped from seeing your grandchildren, the team at Haymarket Family Mediation, which is part of Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles, in Basingstoke, Hampshire, can help you.

The latest edition of the Basingstoke Observer includes a couple of stories from Phillips.Turn to page 25 to read about ...
25/08/2020
Basingstoke Observer August 20th

The latest edition of the Basingstoke Observer includes a couple of stories from Phillips.

Turn to page 25 to read about the Help to Buy equity loan scheme being extended.

Buyers can complete their purchases if there have been delays in construction work because of Covid-19.

Jo Francis who is a conveyancer in our Residential Property team said delays have left many home buyers very worried that they would miss their original deadlines.

Under the current scheme, new homes would have needed to have been finished being built by the end of December. The extension will see the deadline move to 28 February 2021.
The legal completion date for most home buyers remains as 31 March 2021.

The other story is about Wills witnessed using video technology such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype are to be made temporarily legal in England and Wales.

Welcoming this, Lucy Watson, who heads our Wills and Probate team, said: “While we at Phillips have adapted our processes to accommodate Wills being witnessed at home, some clients still struggle to find two witnesses, especially if they are vulnerable or shielding.”

“I think the change in the law to legally recognise Wills using video technology is a positive step. However, in practice I expect that clients will only take advantage of this change when conventional signing options have been considered and ruled out.”

Click the image below to read the online version of the Basingstoke Observer:

To find out more about our legal services visit www.phillips-law.co.uk email [email protected] or call 01256 460830.

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Good news for some home buyers. The Government has extended its Help to Buy equity loan scheme by two months to help hom...
24/08/2020
Help to Buy deadline extended

Good news for some home buyers. The Government has extended its Help to Buy equity loan scheme by two months to help home buyers whose purchases were put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the current scheme, new homes would have needed to have been finished being built by the end of December. The extension will see the deadline move to 28 February 2021. The legal completion date for most homebuyers remains as 31 March 2021.

Jo Francis, who is a conveyancer working in our Residential Property team, cautiously welcomed the news as delays in construction work caused by the lockdown has left many homebuyers worried that they would miss the original deadline.

Where necessary, extensions may be granted for homebuyers who have experienced severe delays because of the pandemic and reserved properties before 30 June.

These buyers will get an extension to complete their purchases by 31 May 2021.

To find out more visit www.phillips-law.co.uk/news-and-events/help-to-buy-deadline-extended

You can also contact Jo directly by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01256 854634.

The Government has extended its Help to Buy equity loan scheme by two months to help home buyers whose purchases were put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Contact the Residential Property team at Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles

20/08/2020

We hope everyone who received their GCSE results got the grades they were hoping for today.

Good luck with your future plans.

If you weren’t able t pick up a copy of last week’s Basingstoke Observer, you can still read the read it online by visit...
17/08/2020
BAsingstoke Observer August 6th

If you weren’t able t pick up a copy of last week’s Basingstoke Observer, you can still read the read it online by visiting https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63798050/basingstoke-observer-august-6th

Turn to page 27 to the Phillips Legal Corner where there are two articles from us.

One looks at the situation where a separated parent wants to take their child on holiday when the other parent objects.

The other article is aimed at cohabiting couples who have had to postpone their wedding or civil partnership, where we urge them to make Wills to protect each other.

If you have any questions about these matters or any other legal issues please contact Phillips by calling 01256 460830 or by emailing [email protected].

Alternatively visit phillips-law.co.uk

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13/08/2020

To all those collecting their A-Level and BTEC results today, we would like to wish you the very best of luck!

Wills that are witnessed using video technology such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype are to be made legal in England and Wal...
12/08/2020
Wills witnessed by video are to be made legal

Wills that are witnessed using video technology such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype are to be made legal in England and Wales.

The Government is temporarily changing the law to make it easier for people to record their wishes during the coronavirus pandemic.

This will be backdated to January 31, 2020 and it is expected to remain in place until January 31, 2022, although this could be shortened or extended if the Government thinks it is necessary.

The change to the legislation to include video witnessing will be made in September.

Our Wills and Probate team are ready and able to help you make your Will in the way that suits your personal circumstances, while following the Government’s health and safety guidelines.

To find out more about our Wills and Probate service, please contact Lucy Watson by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01256 854646.

More information about our legal services can be found by visiting www.phillips-law.co.uk

Wills that are witnessed using video technology such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype are to be made legal in England and Wales. The Government is temporarily changing the law to make it easier for people to record their wishes during the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many sporting events to be postponed until next year and the Destination Basingstoke...
10/08/2020
Virtual Basingstoke Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k Run

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many sporting events to be postponed until next year and the Destination Basingstoke Phillips Half Marathon and 10K Run is no exception.

However, the good news is that the event, which would have reached its 10th anniversary milestone, will take another form this year with virtual races.

This special one-off version of the event will also include a marathon distance.

The virtual races will allow everyone to take part safely and still enjoy the challenge of undertaking a real race. Entrants will run 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles or 10k, on any course of the runner’s choice, between 4th October and 18th October.

To find out more please visit the news section on the Phillips website:

www.phillips-law.co.uk/news-and-events/virtual-basingstoke-races

The Destination Basingstoke Phillips Half Marathon will take a different form this year as a virtual event.

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Basingstoke
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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
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Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles

Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles is a leading Hampshire law firm.

Our core value is to bring talented people together to achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Phillips Solicitors was established in 1986. Brain Chase Coles Solicitors was established in 1995. Both firms merged on 1 February 2020.

The merger is an important step towards our goal of building the region’s strongest dynamic, full-service law firm, whilst maintaining the traditional values that both firms were built on.

The combined firm is based in the heart of Basingstoke at our Town Gate offices.

We are recommended in The Legal 500, the largest and most prestigious in-depth survey of the UK legal market.

We also hold the Lexcel accreditation from The Law Society which we have held for the past 14 years. It is considered by many in the legal profession to be the gold-star legal quality mark for client care.

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