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How does England netball defender Eboni Beckford-Chambers manage her sporting and legal career at Mogers Drewett Solicitors?

Sky Sports recently filmed a day in the life of England netball defender Eboni Beckford-Chambers, who played a key role in the team’s bronze medal finish at the 2015 Netball World Cup and who has now joined Mogers Drewett law firm as a Legal Assistant in the Dispute Resolution team. To learn more about Eboni’s…

Living Wills – What are they and how do they differ from Lasting Powers of Attorneys for health and welfare?

We all know that a Will is a document that governs what happens to our estate on our death. But what is an Advanced Directive (sometimes known as a Living Will) and what, if anything, does it have in common with a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare (LPA) asks Rory McFarlane of…

Why a new EU regulation is good news for people with assets abroad

Rory McFarlane, Head of Private Client at Mogers Drewett explains why a new EU regulation is good news for people with assets abroad. Until recently, if you owned assets outside the UK when you died, your executors would have to overcome numerous hurdles and the potential for different legal systems to apply. Forced heirship rules…

Asset Protection

When couples decide to separate, one of the crucial issues is how to divide the assets. Victoria Strode, a solicitor at Mogers Drewett, considers some of the most frequently asked questions concerning asset protection.  Q. I brought additional assets to the marriage can I protect these? In a long marriage, there is a presumption that…

Mogers Drewett help support children’s book project

A book created by a local celebrity to help vulnerable primary school children who may be suffering abuse or neglect has been launched in Bath, thanks to there financial support of local Bath businesses and councillors. “Sadsville” has been written by local author Martin Roberts, who is best known for his role as BBC TV…

Mogers Drewett renews sponsorship of Wells RFC

Mogers Drewett has renewed its sponsorship of Wells RFC first XV team shirts in an arrangement that will also see the south west based legal firm enjoying pitch side branding and hosting a pre-match lunch on Saturday 5th March when Wells RFC face Newent RFC. Due to the level of sponsorship Mogers Drewett will also…

Trainee solicitor receives Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Emma Batstone, a trainee solicitor at the Sherborne office of Mogers Drewett has received a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at a ceremony held at St. James’s Palace in London. The award was presented by mountaineer Jo Bradshaw, the first British woman to scale both Mount Everest and Lhotse. Amongst her Duke of Edinburgh activities…

Record listing for Mogers Drewett in the Chambers guide

Nine lawyers from West Country law firm listed as leaders in their field No less than nine lawyers from Bath-based legal firm Mogers Drewett have been named as leaders in their field in the 2016 edition of the Chambers UK Guide – the legal profession’s ‘bible’. The lawyers named are Victoria Strode (Family & Matrimonial),…

Divorce Ruling: Women misled by ex-husbands in Court

Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil have won their application to the Supreme Court. They argued that they were misled by their ex-husbands in original divorce proceedings as to their wealth and therefore should be allowed to re-open their original divorce settlements. Both women successfully argued that their ex-husbands hid the extent of their wealth when…

Mogers Drewett secures a place on national award shortlist

West Country law firm Mogers Drewett has been shortlisted in the Law Firm of the Year category at the finals of the 2015 LawNet awards, which recognise innovation and excellence amongst members of LawNet, the leading national network for independent law firms. All LawNet members share a commitment to excellence and must achieve and maintain…