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.

Futureproof your business for 2021

Given the unprecedented challenges all businesses have faced over the last six months, there is no doubt that 2021 is going to be an important year. Add to this the UK leaving the EU on the 31st December and the uncertainty of more lockdowns and for many businesses 2021 could be a make or break…

The impact of a second lockdown on landlords and tenants

Following a second lockdown, Commercial Property Partner Justin Hopkins reviews the key points from the governments Code of Practice for both landlords and tenants which apply until 24 June 2021. The voluntary set of guidelines is aimed at encouraging landlords and tenants to recognise the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19 and to work together to…

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MOGERS DREWETT CLIENTS

Following the Government’s announcement regarding a second National lockdown commencing Thursday 5th November, we want to reassure our clients and professional partners that it remains business as usual for everyone at Mogers Drewett. Our absolute number one priority is the safety of both our clients and staff and following a comprehensive review of our Covid…

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…