Our People

We bring talented people together to achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Jonathan Pender
Partner
Jonathan Pender

Jonathan was a founding member of Phillips Solicitors, when the firm was established in 1986. He qualified in law at Southampton University and, apart from some international travel, h ...

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Jon Coles
Partner
Jon Coles

Jon qualified as a solicitor in 1983, having obtained his law degree from Cardiff University. Jon is a highly experienced lawyer and having previously advised in a variety of legal area ...

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Emma Elkington
Legal Director
Emma Elkington

Prior to joining Phillips, Emma worked for a leading London law firm where she gained experience advising on a wide range of commercial property transactions. Emma was promoted to Legal ...

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Clare Strachan
Legal Director
Clare Strachan

“Clare is a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable, detailed, efficient and has digested and managed multiple moving parts on a complex £17.34m property refinance on our behalf, in ...

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Graham Mott
Consultant
Graham Mott

Over the past 40 years Graham has worked for a number of firms across a wide range of property and development matters. As a member of the Society for Construction Law, Graham enjoys a ...

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Anna Rabin
Consultant
Anna Rabin

Anna acts for a broad range of clients – developers, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, purchasers, tenants and funds. She advises on all aspects of the documentation used in co ...

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Matthew Morris-Ashton
Associate
Matthew Morris-Ashton

Specialist Areas: Commercial Property “We are very grateful for Matthew Morris-Ashton’s assistance with a purchase of a commercial property in Basingstoke. He is extremely professional ...

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Charlotte Botham
Solicitor
Charlotte Botham

Specialist Areas: Commercial Property Having trained and qualified with Pinsent Masons, Charlotte worked in the Real Estate teams of CMS and Simmons & Simmons where she acted for i ...

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Tara O’Herlihy
Trainee Solicitor
Tara O’Herlihy

Specialist Areas: Commercial Property Tara O’Herlihy a Trainee Solicitor in our Commercial Property Team. Tara has worked on various matters and has most recently been heavily involved ...

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CONSENT TO BRING EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL CLAIMS 14 MONTHS OUT OF TIME
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Phillips Solicitor’s Employment Team represented the Claimant, Mr Baugh, a senior manager working for IBM, an international company. He has claims for unfair redundancy and age discrimi ...

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WAGATHA CHRISTIE: WHAT IS DISCLOSURE, WHY IT MATTERS AND WHY DAVY JONES’ LOCKER MIGHT NOT BE THE SOLUTION
WAGATHA CHRISTIE: WHAT IS DISCLOSURE, WHY IT MATTERS AND WHY DAVY JONES’ LOCKER MIGHT NOT BE THE SOLUTION

The Wagatha Christie trial, that concluded at the High Court last week, has certainly provided many talking points these past couple of weeks.  Whether it was the insight into the relat ...

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NO FAULT DIVORCE
NO FAULT DIVORCE

Did you know that on 6th April 2022 the law relating to divorce was updated? Fault will no longer be a basis for divorce and this marks the biggest change to the divorce law since the M ...

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NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS INCREASE – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?
NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS INCREASE – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?

Today in his Spring Statement Rishi Sunak, confirmed that the government will press ahead with its decision to use National Insurance Contributions (NICs) as a tax to help raise £36bn t ...

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IS IT RIP TO RPI?
IS IT RIP TO RPI?

Future proofing your commercial lease for RPI reform The UK Statistics Authority (the Authority) published its response to the consultation on the reform to the Retail Prices Index (RPI ...

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PHILLIPS APPOINTS SENIOR SOLICITOR, CLARE STRACHAN, IN THEIR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TEAM
PHILLIPS APPOINTS SENIOR SOLICITOR, CLARE STRACHAN, IN THEIR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TEAM

Leading Hampshire law firm Phillips Solicitors continues to go from strength to strength with the appointment of senior solicitor Clare Strachan, who has joined the firm as a Legal Dire ...

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