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Change in divorce law looks set to stop the blame game

The news that no-fault divorce is likely to become law has been welcomed, but while the legislation waits for its place in the parliamentary calendar, families must continue to deal with one party being ‘blamed’ for the breakup or wait for the change in the law.   And with the parliamentary calendar full of another divorce…

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…

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…

Event: Managing People and Productivity, Bath 28-3-19

Managing People and Productivity is a free learning and networking event run by Cool Ventures Ltd, as part of Future Bright in partnership with Mayden Ltd and Mogers Drewett. During this event, the focus will be on the following key areas: Managing and planning your people’s time and business productivity Managing your HR, holidays, absence…

Mogers Drewett expands with new partner

Mogers Drewett has expanded its Commercial Property team and welcomes Richard Pike as a new Partner. Richard has extensive experience in commercial property law, with a particular focus on development, option and overage agreements. He also specialises in acting for both landowners and mineral and aggregates operating companies on the management and extraction of mineral…

Plant based discrimination?

While Veganuary has come to an end, we are fast approaching a landmark hearing in March that will decide if veganism should be regarded as a philosophical belief that is protected under the Equality Act 2010. The employment tribunal hearing will centre around the dismissal of Mr Casamitjana by the animal welfare charity League Against…

Strong support for no fault divorce set to bring an end to the blame game

It’s been a long time coming, but no-fault divorce legislation is set to be introduced in the next session of parliament. With an end to the fault-based system in sight, Rebecca Silcock, Partner and Head of Family, looks at the reasons why it would reduce conflict and stress. Couples don’t enter into marriage expecting it…

The routes to separation – making divorce or separation as painless as possible

The decision to separate or divorce is rarely taken lightly and can be a hugely emotional, stressful and difficult time, particularly when there are children involved. The way forward can be daunting and confusing and the untangling of finances and assets a potentially frightening task. But there are different routes available that can keep the…

Google fined for data misuse, are you GDPR compliant?

Jennie Alger, Trainee solicitor, Corporate Commercial Further to our article on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that was introduced in the UK by the European Union on 25th May 2018, we wanted to share with you an example of how the new rules work in practice as a warning of the consequences of non…

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…