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COVID-19 Vaccinations – Employers questions answered

Given the good news this week that one in three adults have had their first COVID-19 vaccination, and over the coming months those aged 60 and under will now be called to be vaccinated, many employers will be considering how to approach vaccines with their workforce. Can an employer require all employees to be vaccinated?…

What next after the Stamp Duty holiday ends?

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday which began on 8th July 2020 ends on 31st March 2021, so what will happen next? The SDLT holiday was introduced in order to be a “temporary relief to stimulate market activity and support jobs that rely on the property market”. It did this by raising the threshold…

What is a Common Law Marriage?

The number of people choosing to live together (cohabiting) rather than get married is becoming more popular. As of November 2019, there were 3.5 million* cohabiting couples in the UK and given the recent spike in lockdown enforced or accelerated cohabitation as a result of COVID-19 this number is only going to rise. Family Solicitor,…

The Future of flexible working

In 2020 businesses had to rapidly adopt new ways of working as Covid-19 restrictions required staff to work from home. Almost a year on and while we all hope that the emergence of a vaccine will mean that these restrictions will ease, the ways of working have changed beyond recognition. Employment Partner, Sean McDonough considers…

Mogers Drewett Business Surgery – The practical advice your business needs now and in the future –

Join our commercial experts, Maeve England, Sean McDonough and Natalie Wright as they cover everything from dispute resolution and liabilities, commercial property and reviewing your contracts, employers’ obligations and employees’ rights and much more in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery. Please get in touch if you need help at this time or if you…

Can the Will of someone who has died be changed?

Although not common, mistakes and errors in Wills do happen. However, when mistakes or errors are discovered after the testator (the individual who has made a will) has passed away, this can cause problems for expectant beneficiaries. Private Client Partner, David Hill discusses the two main options (Variation and Rectification) to consider when looking to…

The importance of seeking financial advice before getting a divorce

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, emotions run high and when it comes to dividing the assets of the marriage, many people focus entirely on the home. This is understandable, especially where children are involved as parents look to limit impact of divorce on children. What is frequently overlooked, however, is how the home will…

Back in lockdown – What are the rules for families?

None of us wanted 2021 to start with the announcement of a third national lockdown but with a vaccine roll out underway, we hope that 2021 be a better year for all of us. In the meantime as the country continues to tackle Covid-19 in lockdown three, we thought it would be useful to have…

Mogers Drewett support The Sherborne Business Awards 2021

Commercial Property Partner, Justin Hopkins explains why Mogers Drewett are proud to support The Sherborne Business Awards this year.  

Practical tips for Managers to support employee health and wellbeing

As we enter a third lockdown and employees return to working from home again, HR Consultant Lucy Cotterell offers some guidance and tips aimed at helping managers to ensure they can support their team’s health and well-being. With the Centre for Mental Health charity predicting that up to 10 million people (almost 20% of the…