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Deal or No Deal – what will Brexit mean for Family Law?

Last year it seemed all we talked about was Brexit but then came Covid-19. Since March our focus changed but with 31st December deadline coming up fast the impact of Brexit whether there is a deal or not will soon be affecting us all. Family Solicitor Simon Walker discusses the implications of a ‘no-deal’ on…

The importance of technology in keeping families together

The newspapers and tabloids will often publish stories of celebrity divorce or couples arguing over their yachts, countryside mansions and beachside retreats.  However, for many people the reality of a divorce means that they are facing the prospect of stretching the family’s resources from supporting one household to supporting two. This can be particularly challenging…

Practical tips for Managers to support employee health and wellbeing

As we approach the 7th month of working from home and the season starts to change, HR Consultant Lucy Cotterell offers some guidance and tips aimed at helping managers to ensure they can support their team’s health and well-being. With the Centre for Mental Health charity predicting that up to 10 million people (almost 20%…

Wills go virtual

The legislation setting out how Wills should be signed dates back to 1837. The Wills Act 1837 provides that a Will must be: in writing, signed by the person making the Will (the testator) or a nominated person if they are unable to sign, in the presence of two witnesses and that each witness must…

Mogers Drewett makes key investment in its Residential Property team

South-West based law firm Mogers Drewett announces the appointment of Patrick Brady as Business Development Manager, working within our residential property team. Patrick is currently a Director and Head of Residential Sales at Savills’ Salisbury office and joins with nearly 20 years’ experience and knowledge of the residential property market across Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and…

The Key Features of the New Job Support Scheme

The new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will start on 1 November and is aimed at supporting viable jobs by topping up pay for employees working reduced hours due to decreased demand. While no doubt more detail about the JSS will follow, Employment Partner Sean McDonough outlines the key features in his latest article. The key…

Leaving a legacy is more important than ever

  Without gifts in Wills, many charities in the UK would struggle to survive and with many anticipating a third of their total income to be lost as a result of Covid-19, charities have never needed our support more. Last year people left more than £3 billion in their wills to good causes, making up…

All change in the workplace as Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends and the Job Support Scheme Starts.

  The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has now set out the government’s new job retention measures, in an attempt to support employers who face lower demand due to Covid 19 over the next six months. While more information is coming out all the time about the scheme, Employment Partner Sean McDonough answers some of the key…

Is your Lasting Power of Attorney ready to use if needed?

We all know the importance of having an LPA on place when it comes to planning for our future and on average 12%* of the UK population have an LPA in place currently. What is not often talked about however is how to use an LPA if and when the time comes? In her latest…

Workplace return – how should employers manage this?

Following today’s briefing by Professor Chris Whitty, the government’s chief medical adviser, and Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, there can be no doubt in the coming weeks and months, there will be more developments which impact on employers. It is up to employers to keep pace with the latest guidance and regulations and to reassure…