Coronavirus Update - It’s business as usual for us all at Mogers Drewett. Please do get in touch if you need any of our services we are here to help.

Workplace return – how should employers manage this?

Following today’s briefing by Professor Chris Whitty, the government’s chief medical adviser, and Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, there can be no doubt in the coming weeks and months, there will be more developments which impact on employers. It is up to employers to keep pace with the latest guidance and regulations and to reassure…

Timing is key when divorcing online

The launch of the online divorce pilot by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is an exciting new development as the Family Courts move steadily towards a digitised service. Though initially only the divorce petition itself will be online, in coming months online issuing will be the norm not only for divorces but for…

Options to beat divorce delays

The last few months have been unprecedented but as we all start to return to work and school, Family Partner Rebecca Silcock explores how Covid-19 is affecting divorce and the court process. While we are all starting to resume our daily lives, it is clear that the impact of Covid-19 in terms of back logs…

Advance Directive vs Lasting Power of Attorney for Health & Welfare

This year has been a challenge for us all but if we were to highlight one positive impact that the Coronavirus has had, it would be that it has made us all think about putting our affairs in order. When planning for the future this often includes setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), of…

Working together to save the high street

With the economy starting to open up again after lockdown, it is tempting to think that business and the high streets are also returning to normal. But with many people continuing to work from home, the high street is still struggling as workers are not picking up a coffee on the way to their desk,…

How to deal with an estate as an executor during the pandemic

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of claims brought against executors by beneficiaries. The continuing challenge and increased financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have only increased the pressure on executors, making it more vital than ever that executors understand their duties and obligations to avoid claims. In this…

Welcome back to our offices

As we welcome clients back into our offices we understand that after a few months at home this might be a little daunting. Our ‘What to expect’ video, we hope, will answer any questions you may have and help put your mind at rest that your safety and that of our teams is our priority….

Covid-19 responsibilities for landlords & tenants

As lockdown continues to ease and businesses look to invite staff back into the office, landlords and tenants of multi-occupancy offices will need to work together to ensure the safe re-occupation of everyone with minimal disruption. Commercial Property Solicitor, Jenna Allsop reviews some of the immediate practical and legal points that both landlords and tenants…

Access to riverbanks: a word of warning

As many local swimming pools remain closed and temperatures rise, figures suggest that more of us are heading to Britain’s rivers to enjoy some ‘wild swimming’ As a result there has been much media comment and speculation recently about public access being granted to rivers, streams, and lakes. Some commentators give the misleading impression that…

Domestic abuse – help is out there

With calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline up by 80% in June as restrictions ease, there is a surge in people seeking refuge places to escape their abusers. Family Solicitor, Simon Walker discusses the rise in allegations of domestic abuse or controlling coercive behaviour and where to go for help if you need it….