Our People

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

Howard Gardener
Partner
Howard Gardener

“An astute and excellent advocate” The Legal 500 Howard is a partner and founder of Phillips Law with 40 years’ experience as a Solicitor. For over 30 years he has also served as a Depu ...

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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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Max Hope
Partner
Max Hope

“Max Hope is very well respected. He is quick to solve issues and has an impressive in-depth knowledge of corporate litigation. He’s likeable, professional, and tenacious.” The Legal 50 ...

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Jack Gardener
Partner
Jack Gardener

“One of the most impressive commercial lawyers I’ve seen. Jack understands that corporate standards are exact, and timescales are often tight; he delivers exactly what I need, on-time a ...

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Zoë Baxter
Partner
Zoë Baxter

Zoë has 28 years’ experience in Residential Conveyancing Her areas of specialism include all types of domestic conveyancing, buying and selling properties from the smallest flats to th ...

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Hayley Eachus
Partner
Hayley Eachus

“Hayley is a master problem solver and influencer of all parties, including the Court when required. She has made herself available to me for all my personal legal needs when I need her ...

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Elizabeth Taylor
Partner and Accredited Family Mediator
Elizabeth Taylor

“Elizabeth was really professional, as well as understanding, during the difficult period of my separation. She would know when to get down to business, or just listen, and she is very ...

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Leyla Whitlingum
Partner
Leyla Whitlingum

Leyla has breadth of experience in all aspects of Will drafting and advising as well as estate administration and lasting powers of attorney.  She has dealt with complex estates involvi ...

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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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