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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 and seven lawyers celebrate ranking in the Chambers Guide

Mogers Drewett has been ranked as a Leading Firm in the influential Chambers UK 2017 Guide, 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. Jonathan Cheal, the firm’s…

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 – 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…

Family mediation

If you are separating or divorcing, family mediation helps by finding practical solutions that feel fair. Victoria Strode shares the basics principles What is Mediation? Mediation is a way to resolve any issues resulting from a relationship breaking down. You and your partner meet with a trained Mediator to work through any issues you haven’t…

Father’s rights

With Father’s Day approaching, it is often a time to celebrate the father/child relationship. However, for some it will merely highlight any issues with care arrangement for children if those are present. What rights does a father have? There is now a presumption in law that it is a child’s best interest to spend time…

The Last Word – Emma Batstone

How long have you been working at Mogers Drewett? I started in July 2014 after doing a degree at the University of Exeter. I began by helping the firm with their data cleanse project (as exciting as it sounds!) then moved into the Private Client department in January 2015. I began my training contract in…

Planning for a Move into Care

The process of finding residential or nursing care will run much more smoothly if you plan ahead, as Kate Norris advises. There are more than 400,000 people in the UK living in residential and nursing care. The cost of a care home depends on where you live – the average weekly cost in the South…

Brand aid

Terry McDermott, dispute resolution solicitor at Mogers Drewett, explains the role of trademarks and how they help protect a brand. Building a brand takes blood, sweat and tears and the last thing any business owner wants to see is someone else trading off their hard work and hard-earned reputation. Protecting your product or service is…

Anti social media

Employers have 2.5 hours to deal with negative tweets before the company’s reputation suffers. Emily Eccles advises on protecting your business. When it comes to the world of work, there are many business opportunities around social media – but it can create problems for both employers and company reputations.  Employers tend to have a variety…