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Mogers Drewett strengthens team with Associate promotions

Mogers Drewett, the West Country based law firm with offices in Bath, Sherborne, Wells and Frome, has further strengthened its team with the promotion of three members of staff to the position of Associates. The three promotions specifically strengthen the firm’s Family, Private Client, and Commercial Property teams. Cara Burr, who has been with the…

Business succession planning

Dying, death and bereavement are uncomfortable subjects at any time. But in the wake of Dying Matters Awareness Week, which takes place every May, it is worth considering the legalities surrounding end-of-life preparation in regards to business planning and succession, particularly as the Government intends to review Deeds of Variation which allow a review of…

Mogers Drewett enables quick purchase of Villa Magdala

Mogers Drewett has pulled out all the stops to enable a rapid purchase of Bath’s 5 Star Villa Magdala bed & breakfast by award winning hoteliers Ian and Christa Taylor. The twenty bedroom Victorian villa located on Henrietta Road ideally complements the couple’s existing hotel business in the city – the Abbey Hotel on North…

How to speed up the buying and selling process

Michael Blowers, Head of Residential Property at Mogers Drewett explains how to speed up the buying and selling process Over the last year, we have seen a steady volume of transactions in the residential property department with the property market only slightly drawing breath in the lead up to the General Election. Now the election…

How to plan for residential care

The average weekly cost of residential care in the South West is £592, rising to £792 when additional nursing care is required. As Beth Cudmore of Mogers Drewett explains, it helps the transition if you have planned ahead and considered the likely costs and options available before the time comes to make the change. There…

Shared Parental Leave

New parents are now entitled to apply for shared parental leave. This provides more flexibility for the parental role to be shared as Sean McDonough, Partner at Mogers Drewett and Head of Employment & HR explains. Since December 2014, employees who become new parents either by birth or by adoption can now take shared parental…

YOUNG FARMERS CAN GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING!

Law firm Mogers Drewett is advising farmers of the opportunity to claim Young Farmer Entitlements. Up to 90 hectares of free entitlements are available for qualifying farmers over the next 5 years. Young farmers aged 40 and under can be eligible for this uplift if they have a controlling interest in the farm business. Richard…

Mogers Drewett strengthens Commercial Property team

Mogers Drewett, the Bath based law firm with offices in Sherborne, Wells and Frome, has strengthened its Commercial Property team with two key appointments. Emma Wyatt joins the Bath office as Solicitor, and Fiona Oliver joins the Sherborne office as Legal Assistant. The firm has also promoted Kim Pocock to the position of Legal Assistant…

Contentious Probate – Challenging a Will and more

Challenging, or indeed defending a Will, is a serious matter that can often leave families scarred. But for those who feel they have not been adequately provided for, there are several options for action, as Howard Lee at Mogers Drewett explains. Challenging a will or making a claim against the estate of the deceased is…

Mogers Drewett helps secure jobs in Bath & North East Somerset

Mogers Drewett, the Bath based law firm, which recently advised City of Bath College on its merger with Norton Radstock College, is citing ‘positive and constructive cooperation’ between the firm, colleges and their unions as the reason anticipated heavy compulsory redundancies were avoided.   The Mogers Drewett commercial team advised on the employment and HR…