Coronavirus Update - Read more about the measures we have put in place to help protect our clients and staff while maintaining business as usual.

There has never been a better time to get your affairs in order

Making a Will is never high on our list of priorities, after all none of us want to dwell on what would happen if we weren’t around – but if the last few weeks have shown us anything it’s that life can certainly be unpredictable. So, it’s never too soon to think about putting safeguards…

How does Coronavirus affect contact with my children?

Last night, the Prime Minister announced new rules on staying at home and away from others. This morning, there has already been conflicting messages in the media regarding what impact these new rules have on separated parents. In short, the government has recognised that it may be necessary, for children who are under 18, to…

Mogers Drewett to temporarily close offices to protect staff and clients

We have taken the difficult but we believe sensible decision today to temporarily close our offices in order to protect both our staff and our clients.  The vast majority of the firm had already transitioned to remote and smart working practices so it is very much business as usual for clients of our firm. We…

Mogers Drewett rolls out the red carpet for film event

Mogers Drewett teamed up with fellow Bath-based chartered accountants Richardson Swift recently to host an exclusive drinks and film evening at the TIVOLI Cinema in Bath. More than 50 guests attended the event, which included a pre-screening of Hard, Cracked the Wind – the latest short film from BAFTA-winning producers and Mogers Drewett clients, Early…

Legal 500 Announces Mogers Drewett Solicitor Jonathan Cheal in 2020 Hall of Fame

Leading South West-based legal firm, Mogers Drewett today announces Agricultural law specialist, Jonathan Cheal’s entry into the prestigious Legal 500 2020 Hall of Fame. Recognising solicitors who are at the pinnacle of their profession, the Legal 500 is responsible for analysing the capabilities of law firms across the globe. UK criteria for the Hall of…

FAQs About Later Life Planning – I am no longer coping – how do I apply for care at home?

  In the first mini blog in the series of FAQs about Later Life Planning, Kate Norris explains how to apply for care at home. If you find you are having trouble coping at home with everyday tasks it may be worth asking the local authority to carry out a needs assessment. This is a…

Mogers Drewett reacts to Chancellor’s Autumn 2018 Budget

David Hill, Partner, Private Client at Mogers Drewett, comments on the private client aspects of the Chancellor’s Autumn 2018 budget Tax-free earnings rise The big move, despite calls for the Chancellor to abandon the Conservative manifesto commitment, was the raising of the basic and higher rate tax thresholds. The tax free threshold for earnings was…

Mogers Drewett hosts inaugural charity netball tournament

Law firm Mogers Drewett has hosted its first ever charity netball tournament, which saw ten teams from South West-based businesses compete for the trophy and raise £2,500 for two charities – The Forever Friends Appeal and Dorothy House Hospice Care. Hosted at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village, the teams were coached by Team…

Carillion collapse: the fallout

By Maeve England – Partner – Construction & Dispute Resolution News that the UK’s second biggest construction company had entered liquidation broke this week, as it collapsed under its £1.5bn debt. But with the company now under Official Receiver control – due to the company’s high number of Government contracts – what does the fallout…

Reforming the law on wills

This article was written by Luke Watson and published in The Law Society Gazette on 5 January 2018 It must have seemed cutting edge at the time, but the law that governs the making of wills in England and Wales is now 180 years old, dating from 1837. High time for a review then –…