Congratulations to the England netball team as they claim historic Commonwealth Games victory

Mogers Drewett trainee solicitor Eboni Beckford-Chambers helps the team bring home the gold We’re incredibly proud of the England netball team for scooping gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  Congratulations to all the players, including Mogers Drewett trainee solicitor Eboni Beckford-Chambers, for an incredible performance which saw them beat host nation Australia. The Roses etched…

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 –…

Charitable giving in your Will

Charities across the UK rely on billions of pounds of donations to continue their work. Many people consider making donations in their Wills and this is known as a “charitable legacy.” These legacies can have an enormous impact on charities as well as helping out the local community or giving back to organisation which have…

Preparing to sell your property

As we approach the Christmas period there are encouraging signs that a good number of people are gearing up for a move at the beginning of the New Year. If you are one of them here are are a number of things you can start doing in preparation: 1. Decide on the Estate Agent you…

The Right to Roam

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, commonly known as the CRoW Act, was introduced to implement a ‘right to roam’ that had been demanded by ramblers for many years. The history and background to the Act is interesting. In 1932 a mass trespass by hundreds of ramblers across the mountains and moorlands of…

The risks of old disused railway lines

Dr Beeching closed many old railway lines, but in doing so opened up a few unintended cans of worms. Many farmers own a stretch of old railway line crossing the farm. These tend to be useful for moving livestock and vehicles as the old line with provide a firm surface often on higher ground. Today,…

Brexit and divorce – what do they have in common?

Whilst it is difficult to get away from the news in relation to the “Brexit,” people often don’t know where to turn when they are faced with separation or divorce. However, there are some similarities between the topics. It’s all about the money? Many economists and bankers have expressed concern about the financial impact if…

Father’s rights

With Father’s Day approaching, it is often a time to celebrate the father/child relationship. However, for some it will merely highlight any issues with care arrangement for children if those are present. What rights does a father have? There is now a presumption in law that it is a child’s best interest to spend time…

School’s out for Summer

With the summer holidays fast approaching many children are looking forward to at least six weeks of time away from the classroom. However, this can be a challenging time for parents, especially those who are newly separated. The opportunity to spend quality time with their children over the summer holidays is often an emotional issue…