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Copyright and Trade Marks to protect your business

Once again the music industry is at war over copyright issues. This year, lawsuits between songwriters claiming copyright infringements seem to be popping up all over the place, and with Led Zeppelin being challenged about plagiarism in a song they penned back in 1971, one thing is clear; copyright remains a serious and often expensive…

The challenge of ownership of a place by the sea

People who have property or land on or near the coast, as well as professionals, e.g. land agents who have clients who have (or desire) land by the coast, should be aware of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and the impact it may well have on their property. The Act provides, among other…

Photography and Public Rights of Way

In March 2016 news broke that Google was expanding its Street View programme to cover England and Wales’ 15 national trails. To complete this task a small army of volunteers have been equipped with rather cumbersome 360 degree cameras and are currently walking the nation’s pathways, photographing as they go. The images will be prepared,…

Make a Will with RUH Will month 2016

Many of us put off making a Will thinking there will be time to do it later. It is estimated that only one third of the population has an up to date Will which reflects their current situation. Making a Will or updating your existing one gives you full control over your money and assets…

Win a £50 Amazon voucher – Tour of Britain bike competition

To celebrate the end of stage 5 of the Tour of Britain 2016 in Bath on Thursday 8th September, the Mogers Drewett office in 24 Queen Square will be displaying an official tour ‘decorated bicycle’ in the build up to the event. From 18th August until the 8th September 2016 you can visit our offices…

Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Harper inspires pupils at sports day

Pupils at East Coker Community Primary School in Yeovil were treated with a visit by Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Harper who attended and supported the school’s annual sports day, which took place Friday 8th July. The visit was inspired by Bertie Hopkins aged 10 who is the son of Justin Hopkins of legal firm Mogers Drewett…

Mogers Drewett legal firm & 7 lawyers ranked in Chambers Guide

Mogers Drewett has been ranked as a Leading Firm in the influential UK Chambers Guide 2017, with seven of the firm’s solicitors also ranked. The firm, which has offices in Bath, Sherborne, Wells and Frome has been ranked as a Leading Firm in Somerset for Family & Matrimonial, and Private Client. Who’s been ranked in…

Solving problems

Resolving legal issues can be complicated as everyone’s circumstances are different. David Hill starts by listening. When did you join Mogers? 1st November 2001 – so I have passed my 14th anniversary! Tell us about what you do? In a “legal” nutshell I help clients make Wills, Powers of Attorney and, in the main, deal…

Brexit and divorce mortgage – what do they have in common?

Whilst it is difficult to get away from the news in relation to the “Brexit,” people often don’t know where to turn when they are faced with separation or divorce. However, there are some similarities between the topics. It’s all about the money? Many economists and bankers have expressed concern about the financial impact if…

What is Family Mediation?

What is family mediation you may say? If you are separating or divorcing, family mediation helps by finding practical solutions that feel fair. Victoria Strode shares the basics principles What is Family Mediation? Mediation is a way to resolve any issues resulting from a relationship breaking down. You and your partner meet with a trained…