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Mogers Drewett starts new financial year with three promotions

South-West based law firm Mogers Drewett has announced the promotion of three of its team. John Osman, Simon Walker, Jenna Allsop will all start the new financial year on the 1st June in their newly promoted roles. Former Senior Associate, John Osman who joined the Litigation and Dispute Team last year has been promoted to…

Mogers Drewett & Old Mill advise on sale of Golledge Electronics to Techpoint

Somerset based Golledge Electronics sells to Techpoint backed by Literacy Capital. Golledge has been advised by South West firms, Old Mill (Financial) and Mogers Drewett (Legal). Golledge is one of the market leaders in the global supply of frequency control products. Golledge has benefitted from significant growth in recent years, with its wide range of…

The divorce process: What farming families need to know

The farm can be one of the most treasured family assets. In many cases, the farming way of life will have been passed down through the generations and as such the farm often forms the hub of the family. However, when couples divorce after a long marriage, all assets are placed into one ‘matrimonial pot.’…

Is your business at risk from a cyber attack?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Government Security Group (GSG) in the Cabinet Office have warned all UK organisations of the increased potential for cyber-attacks due to the current situation in Eastern Europe. You may have great cyber security systems in place, but you can never be 100% safe.   Everyone in your organisation…

Important new changes to Inheritance Tax from 1 January 2022

HM Revenue & Customs- (HMRC) have recently announced they will be changing the reporting requirements in respect of deceased persons’ estates. Chartered Legal Executive, Kat King discusses the changes that will take affect from 1st January 2022 and who will be affected by these changes. First, it is important to highlight that these changes are…

Promotions & exam success – congratulations to our team

Sometimes we’re so busy ‘doing the do’ that we forget to look up and register the journey and the micro steps we have taken to get to where we are. We can all also be guilty of not wanting to blow our own trumpets! We ‘looked up’ recently and want to celebrate the journey of…

M&A activity in the UK remains strong in 2021

As restrictions ease it has continued to be a busy period for commercial transactions. Following a record breaking Q1, the team advised clients on over £30m of transactions during Q2 and Q3. Transaction volumes in IT, Financial Services and Online retail sectors remained strong while manufacturing and hospitality sectors have increased in activity. The volume…

Debt Recovery after Covid

Businesses and landlords across the country are still feeling the financial pressure of unpaid invoices and rent following the coronavirus pandemic. As life slowly starts to return to normal action needs to be taken now to secure payment of these debts. Senior Dispute Solicitor, John Osman discusses the options available to both landlords and businesses…

Do you truly know you client?

Establishing that your client is who they say they are, is important for many reasons, not just Anti-Money Laundering. Identifying a client can deter identity fraudsters as well as criminals and protect your business from a fine or your people from imprisonment. When you are given the client’s original identification (ID) to certify, what should…

The responsibilities and duties of a company director

The Companies Act 2006 imposes certain general duties on a director of a UK limited company. The aim of this guide us to provide directors with an overview of these fundamental duties. What is my role as a director? A company acts through two bodies of people – its shareholders and its board of directors….