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Shared Parental Leave

As of the 1st December, new parents are entitled to apply for shared parental leave providing more flexibility for the parental role to be shared. Sean McDonough, Partner at Mogers Drewett and Head of Employment & HR explains the new rules. Currently, employees have a right to maternity and paternity leave. Under the new scheme…

Preventing new public path claims

West Country solicitor Jonathan Cheal is a public rights of way specialist whose services are in demand across the country on a topic which can be a minefield for farmers and landowners alike. He’s also well known for his brightly coloured bow-ties. Each month he will be exploring different strands of a complicated subject. Today…

Hedges, verges and boundaries

West Country solicitor Jonathan Cheal is a public rights of way specialist whose services are in demand across the country on a topic which can be a minefield for farmers and landowners alike. He’s also well known for his brightly coloured bow-ties. Today he deals with the question: Who owns the verge outside my property?…

Overhaul of stamp duty – how will it affect you?

Stamp duty on house purchases has been reformed in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement. With effect from midnight on Wednesday 3rd December, 98% of homeowners in England and Wales will pay less after the changes than they did under the previous system. The new rates will be:- Up to £125,000 : 0% £125,001 to £250,000 : 2%…

Public paths and highways

West Country solicitor Jonathan Cheal is a public rights of way specialist whose services are in demand across the country on a topic which can be a minefield for farmers and landowners alike. He’s also well known for his brightly coloured bow-ties. Each month he will be exploring different strands of a complicated subject. Today…

Capital Gains Tax

Being a non-UK resident can offer certain tax advantages however new regulation around capital gains tax proposed to take effect next year, may have implications for non-residents when they dispose of a residential property as Kirstie Carr of Mogers Drewett explains. Capital gains tax (CGT) is a tax which applies to the monetary gain made…

New Partner at Mogers Drewett

Mogers Drewett is delighted to announce the further strengthening of its specialist Dispute Resolution team with the promotion of Maeve England to partner. Maeve joined the team as a trainee in September 2005 and has made a significant contribution to the Mogers Drewett team over the last nine years. As head of the Dispute Resolution…

Autumn/Winter 2014

Our Mogers Drewett Magazine Autumn/Winter 2014 is now available to view and download. Click here to read or download

Public Right of Way applications

West Country solicitor Jonathan Cheal is a public rights of way specialist whose services are in demand across the country on a topic which can be a minefield for farmers and landowners alike. He’s also well known for his brightly coloured bow-ties. Each month he will be exploring different strands of a complicated subject. Today…

Cash in the attic

When a couple separates, their possessions need to be divided fairly. This can often be a fraught process as we often attach high emotional significance to even the simplest objects. In divorce, retaining a certain painting can represent victory, and relinquishing it can appear to mean defeat. In the USA couples have access to an…