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Trusts

While trusts may have been historically used by the wealthy to protect their estates and avoid paying tax, today trusts are more commonplace and used for a broader range of reasons. Put simply, they are a flexible and effective way to make a gift. Peter Pybus, solicitor at Mogers Drewett explains the benefits and various…

Minimum Energy Performance Standards and their impact on commercial landlords

Commercial landlords, of which there are many across the South West of England, should be aware of forthcoming changes in Minimum Energy Performance Standard regulations, as Ben Lucy, Associate Solicitor Commercial Property at Mogers Drewett explains. Back in 2008 it became law that commercial properties would require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on construction, sale…

How do you ensure the best outcome for children?

Family disputes that involve children are particularly sensitive and serious, and potentially very expensive and disruptive. Victoria Strode, Associate Solicitor at Mogers Drewett looks at the ways in which disputes are resolved to ensure the best outcome for the children. A complex family law case hit the headlines in recent weeks that involved a woman…

Holiday Pay

Emily Eccles, solicitor at Mogers Drewett looks this week at how will the recent rulings in relation to holiday pay affect your business? The holiday season is upon us and with recent employment law developments in relation to holiday pay, now is a good time for employers to ensure they are aware of the implications…

How the use of social media can affect your employment

Sean McDonough, employment law and HR specialist at Mogers Drewett looks at how the use of social media can affect your employment? Another recent Employment Tribunal case has highlighted the need for people to take a more cautious and considered approach to the way they use their social media accounts. Social media sites such as…

Country Matters

Famers must be proactive on public rights of way issues says Jonathan Cheal of Mogers Drewett Public rights of way issues are likely to affect you whether you have thousands of acres or a property next to a verge on the side of a lane. And it is vitally important that public access management is…

Annual Summer Drinks reception

West Country law firm Mogers Drewett held its annual Summer Drinks reception at Sherborne Castle on Thursday 8th of July.  Over a 100 of its clients and business contacts from the local area enjoyed prosecco and canapés on the lawn in front of the Castle’s historic Orangery and the weather was perfect for the occasion….

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…