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Mind the Cap

The £86,000 cap on care liabilities is the centrepiece of the government’s long-awaited reform of adult social care funding in England, due to come into force in October 2023. Alongside the cap, the capital limits for care funding will be relaxed. What this means is that anyone whose assets, including their home where applicable, do not…

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 Platinum Jubilee winners are announced

To mark the historic occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee South-West based law firm Mogers Drewett Solicitors launched a special Jubilee competition. We asked all primary school aged children in our region to design some bunting for the Jubilee and we were delighted with the response. With over 400 entries our judges really struggled to…

No-fault Divorce is here, what is it and why does it matter?

No-fault divorce was introduced in England and Wales on 6 April 2022. The government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 removes the longstanding fault-based facts on which you had to rely upon to end your marriage or civil partnership. What does this mean? Under the new law a statement that the marriage has irretrievably broken…

Mogers Drewett Launch Platinum Jubilee Competition

To mark the historic occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee South-West based law firm Mogers Drewett Solicitors are running a special Jubilee competition. We are asking all primary school aged children in our region to design some bunting for the Jubilee. The winning schools will win £500 and the winning children a £50 voucher of…

Mogers Drewett Financial Planner Daniel Gornall achieves rare financial expert in divorce accreditation

Daniel Gornall already a Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and an Associate Member of Resolution has recently achieved Resolution’s Specialist Accreditation, making him one of only 35 other financial professionals in the UK to hold the Resolution Specialist Accreditation as a financial expert in divorce work Resolution is a community of…

We are proudly supporting World Autism Acceptance Week

March 28th – 3rd April 2022 marks World Autism Acceptance Week and as the Mogers Drewett advocate for Autism I wanted to help raise the profile of the important work the National Autistic Society do during this important week. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world…

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.’…

Escape to the country

While remote hearings and working from home started as a response to the Covid pandemic it is clear that neither will become a distant memory as we move forward. In 2020 many family lawyers predicted that there will be a reduced domination of London as the English centre for divorce legal work. As more firms…

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day!  

If you are newly engaged then you may wish to have a think about a prenuptial agreement, Elizabeth Dowler explains more: In England, there are still many misconceptions about prenuptial agreements. Many people assume that prenuptial agreements are reserved for the rich and famous or have limited legal validity. In reality, prenuptial agreements are becoming…