FAQs About Wills & Trusts – Is my Will still valid after my divorce?

In the fourth mini blog in the series of FAQs about Wills and Trusts, Rebecca Beresford, Partner in our Private Client team in Sherborne, explains whether a Will is still valid after divorce. Divorce in itself does not invalidate your Will, however it may be sensible to review your Will at this time to see…

FAQs About Wills & Trusts – What happens if I die without a Will?

In the second mini blog in the series of FAQs about Wills and Trusts, Annie James explains what happens if you die without a Will in place.  Wills are used to direct how your assets are dealt with after your death. If you die without a Will in place, your assets will pass in accordance with…

FAQs About Wills & Trusts – Do I need a trust if I already have a Will?

In the first mini blog in the series of FAQs About Wills and Trusts, Tom Chiffers considers the differences between trusts created in your Will or during your lifetime.  Any provisions that you include in your Will only apply after your death.  Therefore, if you wish to pass on your assets before then, you will…

Football boss sues solicitors after losing Premier League riches in divorce settlement

Huw Jenkins, the former chairman of Swansea City Football Club, is bringing a claim against his former solicitors. Here, Elizabeth Dowler, Solicitor in the Family Team at Mogers Drewett takes a closer look at the case. ‘Mr Jenkins claims that he has suffered a loss of £2.25 million as a result of a divorce solicitor’s…

Mogers Drewett sponsors South West-based Early Day Films’ latest project

South West-based law firm, Mogers Drewett is thrilled to announce its sponsorship of the latest film being created by Bristol based award-winning film production company Early Day Films. The support from Mogers Drewett will help produce the film ‘Hard, Cracked the Wind’, a ghost story being filmed in rural Cornwall.  Early Day Films was founded…

Carillion collapse: what does it show us about directors’ liability?

The collapse of Carillion in January sent shockwaves through industry, with potentially serious knock-on effects for the company’s clients, suppliers and employees. But what could the implications be for Carillion’s directors in terms of their liability? Under the Companies Act 2006, directors of a limited company must act in ‘good faith’ to promote the success…

Legal 500 -2017

    Mogers Drewett recognised in Legal 500 2017 rankings The Legal 500 guide, which ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in the UK, has recommended Mogers Drewett in 7 practice areas. Steven Treharne, Managing Partner said: “These rankings are a well-deserved recognition of the hard work of all the teams here.  Not…