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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…

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…

What is mediation and is it an effective way to manage a divorce?

Victoria Cobham specialist family lawyer at Mogers Drewett explains Where proceedings involve finances or children there is a requirement to attend a Mediation session (unless you fall into one of the exemptions). Mediation is quite simply a way to try and resolve any issue you may have as a result of your relationship breaking down. …

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…

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….

Protect your business with a pre-nup.

Entrepreneurs are typically driven, ambitious people who have plans in place to protect their business against the risks associated with bad luck, competition or the economy. But how many plan to minimise the emotional and financial costs of divorce upon their business? Contributions of homemaking and growing a business are considered of equal importance in…

How to contest a Will after Probate

Contentious probate claims relate to any dispute upon the contents of a deceased will, whether the deceased should have provided for individuals following their passing and how their estate is to be administered. Losing a loved one is difficult, but add to this a dispute and a sad situation can quickly become confrontational and complex….

Important Stamp Duty Update April 2021

The Government’s Stamp Duty holiday has been extended in England to end on June 30th, 2021. Up until 30 June 2021, stamp duty is paid when the purchase price exceeds £500,000. After this date a reduced amount of SDLT will be payable until 30th September. From the 1st July 2021, the threshold will reduce to £250,000 until…

Why you need a Lasting Powers of Attorney

A recent study carried out by Office of the Public Guardian* concluded that while approximately 40% of the UK population have a Will, only 1% have Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) in place. Many of those surveyed did not know what an LPA is, and those that did, believed that they would never need to…