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.

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….

Watch Maeve England & Tom Webb in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery: The way ahead in the new world

Lockdown has given many business owners the opportunity to plan their futures but also created a number of challenges which need to be resolved. Maeve and Tom cover everything from short-term contract issues to lease re-negotiations to longer-term planning including getting everything in order to prepare a business for exit.   If you are thinking…

What is Contentious Probate?

  The scope of disputes under the banner of Contentious Probate is endless and in recent years there has been a significant increase in cases. Essentially, Contentious Probate is where there is a disagreement after someone has passed away about the distribution of their estate. Disputes Partner, Luke Watson discusses some examples of typical disputes:…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for commercial property landlords and tenants

As the UK deals with the coronavirus outbreak, considerable strain is being put on commercial property landlords and tenants. Our Dispute Resolution Partner Maeve England and Commercial Property Partner Justin Hopkins answer the most frequently asked questions. What help is there for businesses unable to pay rent? The government has introduced measures to protect commercial…

Is Coronavirus a force majeure?

The force majeure clause is one which lies unnoticed and neglected in many contracts, often only added as a boilerplate provision or at the last minute, with everyone safe in the “knowledge” that they will never have to look at it again. Its moment in the spotlight has arrived and it is about to come…

FAQs About Litigation and Dispute Resolution: My parent has left their estate to the Cats and Dogs Home. What can I do?

Unfortunately, it is more common than you might expect for children to be cut out of their parents’ Wills, leaving them with no inheritance. In this mini blog, Contentious Probate specialist Luke Watson explains the legal options available to children who want to make a claim against their parents’ estate. In many European countries “forced…

FAQs about Litigation and Dispute Resolution: I am concerned about the validity of a Will. Can I contest it?

The number of contested Wills and disputes about mental capacity is set to increase in future years. The main contributing factors are the UK’s ageing population and the rise in the number of people who suffer from dementia. When you also take into consideration an increase in property values and more complicated family arrangements, these…

FAQs About Litigation and Dispute Resolution: My commercial lease says it is a full repairing lease – what do I have to pay for?

In the second mini blog in this series of FAQs about Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Maeve England, Partner in our Bath office, looks at the different ways property repairs are dealt with in the different types of property leases. As specialists in commercial property disputes, we are frequently asked what the term “full repairing lease”…

FAQs About Litigation and Dispute Resolution: My neighbour says he has a right to walk across my garden. Can I stop him?

In the first mini blog in this series of FAQs about Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Maeve England, Partner in our Bath office, explores the complexity of rights of way. Rights of way (a type of “easement”) are sometimes set out in writing on the deeds of a property or at the land registry.  In such…