Latest news & opinions

Buying a business: share purchase agreement

Morgan J Morgan, Head of Corporate Commercial at Dyne Drewett is advising potential buyers of any company to take heed of the recent Court of Appeal decision which has held that clauses in a share purchase agreement providing that, in the event of a breach of the seller’s restrictive covenants, the buyer’s obligation to pay…

Happy Engagement?

Valentines’ Day – traditionally the day for proposals to marry and when couples become engaged. In previous articles we have looked at what happens if a marriage breaks down, where each spouse has the right to make a claim against the other in respect of all assets and belongings they own jointly or separately. But…

More talk time is priority for splitting couples

Hard on the heels of Britain’s longest-running and most bitter divorce, the Government has said it will be pushing more couples towards mediation, whilst the price of applying for a divorce could rise to £750, as part of an overhaul of court fees by the Ministry of Justice. The multi-million pound divorce case of Young…

Mogers – Law Firm of the Year 2013

We are proud to announce Mogers has been named Law Firm of the Year 2013 at this year’s prestigious LawNet awards. LawNet is a network of independent law firms across the UK and Ireland. The firm was praised for clear strategic direction, exemplary client and employee care and sustained financial performance. Managing Partner, Steven Treharne…

Dyne Drewett Solicitors supports local charity

The staff at Dyne Drewett Solicitors have chosen a charity to help raise awareness and donations to support their cause. Instead of sending the usual Christmas cards, the staff at Dyne Drewett held an online vote to donate £300 to charity. The charity that was selected was Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Rebecca Beresford, Director…

Dyne Drewett Solicitors secures Law Society’s new quality mark

Dyne Drewett Solicitors based in Dorset and Somerset has secured renewed membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process for the third year running. Dyne Drewett underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as…

Prenups – worth the paper they’re written on?

In the last 20 years prenuptial agreements, or ‘prenups’ have become steadily more popular in this country. General wealth has grown, and so has the desire to protect finances in the event of divorce. However, one question often asked is: “are prenups enforceable?” The short answer is they can be. The Supreme Court confirmed it…

Children in need

In the run up to the end of 2013 we read of a number of disturbing stories relating to the neglect and abuse of children, or those at risk of harm – sadly too numerous to mention here, and such risk can take many forms. Perhaps one of the most significant reports was that concerning…

Employers need to mend the roof before the storms

With the threat of harsh weather on the heels of Christmas, as in previous hard winters, UK business is likely to lose millions of working hours due to employees not turning in for work.      But despite many businesses suffering drastic cuts in output by staff absence, or where outlets are forced to close due…

Dyne Drewett Solicitors make the world better with a sweater

On 13th December colleagues at Dyne Drewett Solicitors put on their warmest, wackiest and most wonderful festive woollies to raise money for Save the Children as part of Christmas Jumper Day. The team joined hundreds of thousands of people in schools, offices and homes up and down the country as they sport a festive sweater…