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

Redundancies during coronavirus

Despite the Government putting in place a series of measures to help businesses retain staff, those with cash flow issues maybe not be able to cover 80% of salaries until reimbursed. For these companies where business has fallen sharply they may have no other than to make staff redundant. These Q&A’s has been designed to…

Changes to Statutory Sick Pay due to Coronavirus

In our latest Q&A, Sean McDonough, discusses the changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and employer obligations during this unprecedented time. What are the changes to SSP? Under new government guidance, SSP will be payable from day 1, not day 4.  We await further guidance on whether this can be backdated to include recent weeks….

Furlough Leave – Your questions answered

It seems that everyone is talking about ‘furlough’ at the moment but for employers understanding the finer detail of what can and can’t be done is adding pressure to an already difficult situation. These Q&A’s has been designed to help employers who will undoubtedly have to make some urgent and difficult decisions in the coming…

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…

Mogers Drewett to temporarily close offices to protect staff and clients

We have taken the difficult but we believe sensible decision today to temporarily close our offices in order to protect both our staff and our clients.  The vast majority of the firm had already transitioned to remote and smart working practices so it is very much business as usual for clients of our firm. We…

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…

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…

Meet our Property team – A Q&A session with Giles Griffiths

On Friday 15th November we will be celebrating Bath’s dynamic property sector at the second annual Bath Property Awards, of which we are proud to be the headline sponsor. Property is important to us. From residential to commercial, from lease negotiations to first time buyers, our teams at Mogers Drewett have a wide variety of…

FAQs About Residential Conveyancing – What should I consider when obtaining quotes for conveyancing?

In this last mini blog in this series of FAQs about Residential Conveyancing, Natalie Howell, Chartered Legal Executive in our Sherborne office, explains what to look out for when obtaining quotes for conveyancing services. With so many legal firms offering such a wide range of fees it is often difficult to know who to choose and…