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Mogers Drewett advises on the purchase of the County Hotel in Bath

South West law firm Mogers Drewett has advised the Kaleidoscope Collection on its purchase of the County Hotel in Bath.  The 4-star hotel offers guests luxury rooms with splendid views over the city’s famous Recreation Ground and Bath Abbey. The Kaleidoscope Collection is owned by hoteliers Ian and Christa Taylor.  Their portfolio also includes No.15 Great Pulteney, a…

Trainee Solicitor and England Netball defender Eboni Beckford-Chambers talks to BBC Radio Bristol Sport as she prepares for the 2018 commonwealth games

When England announced their netball squad this month for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia, we were delighted that Mogers Drewett trainee solicitor Eboni Beckford-Chambers had been selected for the team. As she prepares for her 3rd commonwealth games, she talked to BBC Radio Bristol Sport about how the team is…

Love and pre-nuptial agreements in the air

By Victoria Strode, Associate Solicitor & Head of Family at Mogers Drewett. Valentine’s Day is a time for celebrating love and romance and is well known as one of the most popular days for new wedding proposals. In fact, a recent survey found that 23% of women want to be proposed to on February 14th…

Does the Government owe you £54? How to claim your power of attorney refund

The Government has announced that if you paid a power of attorney registration fee between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you could be due a refund of up to £54.  Estimated to be available to 1.8m people who registered during the four year period, the refund applies to both lasting powers of attorney…

Mogers Drewett promotes two associates to partner

18 January 2018 David Hill, Head of Private Client, and Tom Chiffers, Head of Tax and Trusts, become partners. Mogers Drewett has promoted two of its associate solicitors to partner effective from the beginning of the new year. This takes the number of partners at the firm to sixteen. David Hill, Head of Private Client,…

Carillion collapse: the fallout

By Maeve England – Partner – Construction & Dispute Resolution News that the UK’s second biggest construction company had entered liquidation broke this week, as it collapsed under its £1.5bn debt. But with the company now under Official Receiver control – due to the company’s high number of Government contracts – what does the fallout…

Reforming the law on wills

This article was written by Luke Watson and published in The Law Society Gazette on 5 January 2018 It must have seemed cutting edge at the time, but the law that governs the making of wills in England and Wales is now 180 years old, dating from 1837. High time for a review then –…

Mogers Drewett sponsors Champion British Breed category at Frome Fatstock Show

Mogers Drewett was delighted to sponsor a prime award at one of the events of the local agricultural calendar recently – the Frome Fatstock Show 2017. The Show, now in its 118th year and held at the Frome Livestock Market, attracts attendees and entrants from around the local agricultural community. Mogers Drewett’s Agriculture team sponsored…

Call for cohabiting couples to seek greater protection

Unmarried couples who cohabit are being warned by family law experts at Mogers Drewett that they do not have the legal protections they may think they have in the event of a relationship breakdown. Even if a couple has been living together for many years and have children, they have very limited legal responsibilities towards…

Budget 2017: Mogers Drewett reacts to Chancellor’s Autumn 2017 Budget

Rebecca Beresford, Partner at Mogers Drewett, comments on the private client aspects of the Chancellor’s Autumn 2017 budget. Pensions In the run-up to the Budget, many observers felt the Chancellor could have pensions on his hit-list.  However, they were largely left untouched, perhaps due to the focus on Brexit.  As mentioned in the Spring Budget,…