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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…

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…

Mogers Drewett jumps on Wells Carnival bandwagon

Photo credit: Globe Carnival Club   Somerset Carnivals are now upon us, with Bridgwater kicking off the season on 2nd November. This year, Mogers Drewett are proud to sponsor the local Wells based Globe Carnival Club and their Steampunk Revolution themed cart.  The celebration of Carnival dates back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and is…

Mogers Drewett proud to sponsor Wells Food Festival

We are thrilled to announce that we will be sponsoring the ‘Wells Food Festival’ which takes place on Sunday 13 October at the Market Square in Wells. The Food Festival celebrates local food and drink with over 150 artisan producers from Somerset.  Tom Chiffers, new lead Partner in the Wells office, says “I am really…

Mogers Drewett to talk about Later Life Planning at Frome’s Festival of Living and Dying

We are delighted to announce that we will be at ‘Pushing up the Daisies’, Frome’s Festival of Living and Dying, on Saturday 12 October at Christ Church in Frome. Facing our own mortality and thinking about what might happen in the future is something that many of us would rather avoid. Even though physical and…

FAQs About Estate Admin – I have been left out of my father’s Will – what can I do?

  In this fourth mini blog in the series of FAQs about Estate Administration, Luke Watson, Contentious Probate expert in our Dispute Resolution team, explains what your options are when you have been left out of your parents’ Will. In many other European countries, there are detailed rules which force parents to leave a fixed…

FAQs About Estate Planning – Who can apply for probate if there is no Will?

In this third mini blog in the series of FAQs about Estate Administration, Kat King explains who will deal with your estate if you die without a Will in place. When someone dies without making a Will, or their Will is invalid for any reason, they die ‘intestate’. This means they die without appointing Personal…

FAQs About Estate Administration – When do I need to pay Inheritance Tax and how do I pay it?

In this second mini blog in this series of FAQs About Estate Administration, Kat King explains when and how Inheritance Tax (IHT) is paid When do I need to pay IHT? IHT must be paid by the end of the sixth month after the person died. For example: Jack Smith dies on 15th May 2019….

FAQs About Estate Administration – As an Executor, what am I liable for and can I be sued?

In the first mini blog in this series of FAQs About Estate Administration, Kat King explains about the duties and liabilities of being an Executor. As an Executor, who has been appointed by a Will, you have various duties and powers when dealing with an administration of an estate. What are my duties? Your duties…

FAQs About Later Life Planning – What is Pension Credit?

In the fourth mini blog in the series of FAQs About Later Life Planning, Gemma Norris explains what Pension Credit is and who is eligible. The BBC recently announced plans to withdraw free TV licences for the over 75’s, with effect from 1st June 2020. Under the new rules, from 1st June 2020 if aged…