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Mind the Cap

The £86,000 cap on care liabilities is the centrepiece of the government’s long-awaited reform of adult social care funding in England, due to come into force in October 2023. Alongside the cap, the capital limits for care funding will be relaxed. What this means is that anyone whose assets, including their home where applicable, do not…

MOGERS DREWETT SOLICITORS CELEBRATE RANKING IN CHAMBERS HIGH NET WORTH 2022 GUIDE

Private Client Partner, David Hill has been recognised by the prestigious Chambers High Net Worth Guide for the fourth year in a row. Published every July, Chambers independently researches lawyers across the UK by interviewing clients and accessing the quality of work and then ranking the top performing lawyers in its High Net Worth Guide….

Mogers Drewett Launch Platinum Jubilee Competition

To mark the historic occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee South-West based law firm Mogers Drewett Solicitors are running a special Jubilee competition. We are asking all primary school aged children in our region to design some bunting for the Jubilee. The winning schools will win £500 and the winning children a £50 voucher of…

We are proudly supporting World Autism Acceptance Week

March 28th – 3rd April 2022 marks World Autism Acceptance Week and as the Mogers Drewett advocate for Autism I wanted to help raise the profile of the important work the National Autistic Society do during this important week. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world…

The importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney

A recent survey of 2,000 UK residents by Which found that while 85% of respondents knew what a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) was, only one in seven people had one in place. The survey goes on to summarise the reason for the low take up was a poor understanding of what an LPA is…

Remote Will witnessing in England & Wales extended

For the last 183 years the legislation setting out how Wills should be signed has worked perfectly. The Wills Act 1837 provided that a Will must be: in writing, signed by the person making the Will (the testator) or a nominated person if they are unable to sign, in the presence of two witnesses and…

Is your Lasting Power of Attorney ready to use if needed?

We all know the importance of having an LPA on place when it comes to planning for our future and on average 12%* of the UK population have an LPA in place currently. What is not often talked about however is how to use an LPA if and when the time comes? In her latest…

Important new changes to Inheritance Tax from 1 January 2022

HM Revenue & Customs- (HMRC) have recently announced they will be changing the reporting requirements in respect of deceased persons’ estates. Chartered Legal Executive, Kat King discusses the changes that will take affect from 1st January 2022 and who will be affected by these changes. First, it is important to highlight that these changes are…

Is your Lasting Power of Attorney ready to use if needed?

  We all know the importance of having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) on place when it comes to planning for our future and on average 12%* of the UK population have an LPA in place currently. What is not often talked about however is how to use an LPA if and when the…

Parenting Through Separation Guide – Good Divorce Week

We know that the pandemic has put huge pressure on families and even more so on those who are separating. Every parent wants to put their children’s interests front and centre, but all too often they don’t know where to turn for help and aren’t given the support they need in order to do this….