Coronavirus Update - Read more about the measures we have put in place to help protect our clients and staff while maintaining business as usual.

There has never been a better time to get your affairs in order

Making a Will is never high on our list of priorities, after all none of us want to dwell on what would happen if we weren’t around – but if the last few weeks have shown us anything it’s that life can certainly be unpredictable. So, it’s never too soon to think about putting safeguards…

How does Coronavirus affect contact with my children?

Last night, the Prime Minister announced new rules on staying at home and away from others. This morning, there has already been conflicting messages in the media regarding what impact these new rules have on separated parents. In short, the government has recognised that it may be necessary, for children who are under 18, to…

Help for employers at this difficult time

As we all pull together in these uncertain times I wanted to get some bullet points out to help employers who will undoubtedly have to make some urgent decisions in the coming days. This note is intended to give employers enough information to start making workforce planning decisions with some clarity and with hopefully, a…

Sending staff home

  We all want and need to do our bit to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and keep vulnerable people safe.  But as the situation changes daily and we have no idea how long this will continue, businesses are not only dealing with the need to reduce staff numbers on site, in order to…

Making a Will while in isolation

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news, we are receiving an increasing number of enquiries from clients who want to be stay prepared and/or want use their time in self-isolation wisely. So in a series of articles, our experts at Mogers Drewett are supporting their clients with up to date legal advice to cover…

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…

Deal or no deal – An overview of how a no-deal Brexit will impact UK law

The current deadline to leave the EU is fast approaching and with the Government putting aside £2 billion in preparation for a no-deal Brexit; it is looking more likely that this will be the case. If Article 50 is not revoked or extended by 31 October 2019 and a withdrawal deal hasn’t been approved, the…

The question of surrogacy in the UK

It’s an area of family law that isn’t often discussed in public and as a family lawyer we find that instructions are limited in numbers. At present we are only dealing with one live matter however, we are aware that many firms having never offered advice or even dealt with a matter through to conclusion….

It’s all in the planning when it comes to selling privately-owned companies

By Tom Webb, Partner – Corporate Commercial For the shareholding directors of many privately-owned companies, the end-game is focused on selling up before moving on to new ventures or sometimes retirement. But many owners under-estimate the time involved in making a business market-ready, or do not seek advice on the different options before they start,…

HMRC announces revised policy on collecting VAT on deposits

HMRC has confirmed a change in guidelines, which came into effect from 1 March 2019, that VAT remains due on a deposit, even if the customer ultimately does not use the goods or services for which they paid. Previously, if non-refundable deposit money was taken for a VATable supply and the purchaser or customer did…