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Positive start to 2021 for M&A activity in the UK

There is no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year for business. The impact of the pandemic during 2020 did not, however appear to lessen the appetite for corporate M&A activity in the UK and judging by the first quarter of 2021 this looks set to continue. Despite 2021 starting with the UK entering a…

COVID-19 Vaccinations – Employers questions answered

Given the good news this week that one in three adults have had their first COVID-19 vaccination, and over the coming months those aged 60 and under will now be called to be vaccinated, many employers will be considering how to approach vaccines with their workforce. Can an employer require all employees to be vaccinated?…

The Future of flexible working

In 2020 businesses had to rapidly adopt new ways of working as Covid-19 restrictions required staff to work from home. Almost a year on and while we all hope that the emergence of a vaccine will mean that these restrictions will ease, the ways of working have changed beyond recognition. Employment Partner, Sean McDonough considers…

Mogers Drewett Business Surgery – The practical advice your business needs now and in the future –

Join our commercial experts, Maeve England, Sean McDonough and Natalie Wright as they cover everything from dispute resolution and liabilities, commercial property and reviewing your contracts, employers’ obligations and employees’ rights and much more in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery. Please get in touch if you need help at this time or if you…

SME Growth: Investing in Success

As the nation looks towards its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Insider brought together a range of business leaders from some of the region’s key small to medium-sized business, including Corporate Commercial Partner Tom Webb from Mogers Drewett for a question and answer-style audience debate to examine the opportunities for SMEs to grow in the…

Mogers Drewett support The Sherborne Business Awards 2021

Commercial Property Partner, Justin Hopkins explains why Mogers Drewett are proud to support The Sherborne Business Awards this year.  

Practical tips for Managers to support employee health and wellbeing

As we enter a third lockdown and employees return to working from home again, HR Consultant Lucy Cotterell offers some guidance and tips aimed at helping managers to ensure they can support their team’s health and well-being. With the Centre for Mental Health charity predicting that up to 10 million people (almost 20% of the…

Your furlough questions answered as we enter lockdown 3

As we enter our third lockdown we anticipate that many businesses will start 2021 with a need to place all or some staff on furlough leave. Employment Partner Sean McDonough answers some of the most frequently asked questions on the current coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), which has been extended until 30 April 2021 in…

Proud to partner the Wiltshire Digital Drive

As many parents this week are faced with the prospect of two months of home schooling, we are proud to be the first corporate partner of Wiltshire Digital Drive (WDD). In an increasingly digital world we feel that no child should be left behind simply because they do not have access to the relevant I.T….

Christmas and the Bribery Act 2010

Now this article may sound like humbug, but not all Christmas presents should be treated equally!  The Bribery Act 2010 introduced a new regime by which all corporate hospitality or gifts had to be reasonable and proportionate.  Given the current pandemic situation, not much hospitality is probably going on, but that does stop the giving…