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Dilapidations and the landlord’s ability to recover

Maeve England, Partner at Mogers Drewett is often asked about repairs at the end of a lease and in particular dilapidations – works of repair which the tenant should have carried out, but did not. Where works have not been properly conducted, the landlord is entitled to be put in the position they would have…

Mogers Drewett sponsors Pentathlon GB on the road to Rio

Law firm Mogers Drewett has entered into an agreement to sponsor Pentathlon GB up to and beyond the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. The 2 year partnership will see the company support the 20-strong team through all intervening competitions, including the forthcoming Modern Pentathlon European Championships Bath 2015. Steven Treharne the Managing Partner at Mogers…

Budgeting for a house move

Michael Blowers, is a partner at Mogers Drewett solicitors and heads up the Residential Property Department. In this new column he outlines his advice for home owners or first time buyers planning a house move. How do I budget for a house move? Before you put your house on the market and start dreaming of…

Mediation – is it an effective way to manage a divorce?

What is mediation and is it an effective way to manage a divorce? Victoria Strode specialist family lawyer at Mogers Drewett explains Last year new Court rules came into force which state where proceedings involve finances or children there is now a requirement to attend a Mediation session. Mediation is quite simply a way to…

Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing – a lack of awareness of this important issue could be very costly for companies says Sean McDonough, employment law and HR specialist at Mogers Drewett Has your company taken the necessary steps to educate its directors and employees on how to handle whistleblowing claims? In the UK rights exist and have now been…

Mediation theme

New Court rules came into force in April 2014 which state where proceedings involve finances or children there is a now a requirement to attend a Mediation session. Victoria Strode, specialist family lawyer at Mogers Drewett explains mediation and its benefits. Mediation is a way to try and resolve any issue you may have as…

Public Rights of Way

West Country solicitor Jonathan Cheal is a public rights of way specialist whose services are in demand across the country on a topic which can be a minefield for farmers and landowners alike. Public rights of way issues are likely to affect you whether you have thousands of acres or a property next to a…

Permissive Path

West Country solicitor Jonathan Cheal is a public rights of way specialist whose services are in demand across the country on a topic which can be a minefield for farmers and landowners alike. He’s also well known for his brightly coloured bow-ties. Each month he will be exploring different strands of a complicated subject. Today…

Capital Gains Tax

Coming to the decision that you wish to separate can be an emotionally difficult situation, but when it comes to dividing up the family finances, it is important to think carefully about the practicalities says Rebecca Silcock, Partner and Family Lawyer at Mogers Drewett For many of us, tax is one of life’s unfortunate certainties,…

Shared Parental Leave

As of the 1st December, new parents are entitled to apply for shared parental leave providing more flexibility for the parental role to be shared. Sean McDonough, Partner at Mogers Drewett and Head of Employment & HR explains the new rules. Currently, employees have a right to maternity and paternity leave. Under the new scheme…