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Mogers Drewett announces partnership with Bath Christmas Market

Mogers Drewett is pleased to announce a partnership with Visit Bath to support events at the Bath Christmas Market 2018. Mogers Drewett, which has offices in Bath, Wells, Sherborne and Frome, will be supporting family-friendly events including the lanterns and decorations made by local school children from single-use plastic lighting up Abbeygate Street. There will…

Mogers Drewett advises on the purchase of the Homewood Park Hotel

South West law firm Mogers Drewett has advised the Kaleidoscope Collection on its purchase of the Homewood Park Hotel & Spa in Freshford.  The 21-bedroom, 4-star hotel offers guests luxury rooms with splendid views over the Limpley Stoke Valley. Mogers Drewett has advised The Kaleidoscope Collection, which is owned by hoteliers Ian and Christa Taylor,…

Mogers Drewett appoints Gillian Pears as Human Resources Director

South West-based law firm Mogers Drewett has appointed Gillian Pears as its Human Resources Director. Joining the firm from the global workwear company Williamson-Dickie Europe, where she was Human Resources Director – Europe and the Middle East, Gillian has extensive experience in employee relations, talent acquisition, learning and development, internal communications and compensation and benefits….

Mogers Drewett hosts inaugural charity netball tournament

Law firm Mogers Drewett has hosted its first ever charity netball tournament, which saw ten teams from South West-based businesses compete for the trophy and raise £2,500 for two charities – The Forever Friends Appeal and Dorothy House Hospice Care. Hosted at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village, the teams were coached by Team…

Mogers Drewett owl takes inspiration from the Herschel Museum of Astronomy

South West-based law firm Mogers Drewett is proud to be a sponsor of the Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 sculpture trail that is coming to the historic town this summer. The Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 will be the latest public art sculpture trail across the city, taking its inspiration from the Roman Goddess Minerva,…

Mogers Drewett launches specialist financial planning service

South West-based law firm Mogers Drewett has launched a new financial planning service for individuals and businesses. Mogers Drewett Financial Planning launched on 1June 2018 and will provide expert financial planning advice to clients across the region. The offering is in direct response to client feedback requesting a more diverse range of services, and Mogers…

South West bucks national trend – by splitting up

Simon Walker, Associate Solicitor at Mogers Drewett Figures obtained by Mogers Drewett show that couples in the South West are bucking a national trend, with an increase in the number of them seeking divorces. There was a 16 per cent rise in divorces in the first four months of 2018, when compared to 2017, according…

Is your divorce null and void?

Rebecca Silcock, partner in our family team, advises that it has been reported that some divorces have been granted even though they breached time limits imposed by legislation. This means that some divorced people who have re-married may have inadvertently committed bigamy after being wrongly granted a divorce. To obtain a valid divorce, there are…

Congratulations to the England netball team as they claim historic Commonwealth Games victory

Mogers Drewett trainee solicitor Eboni Beckford-Chambers helps the team bring home the gold We’re incredibly proud of the England netball team for scooping gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  Congratulations to all the players, including Mogers Drewett trainee solicitor Eboni Beckford-Chambers, for an incredible performance which saw them beat host nation Australia. The Roses etched…

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…