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MOGERS DREWETT LEGAL FIRM CELEBRATE RANKING IN THE CHAMBERS HIGH NET WORTH GUIDE

We are delighted to announce that Private Client Partner, David Hill has been recognised by the prestigious Chambers High Net Worth Guide for the second year in a row. Published every July, Chambers independently researches lawyers across the UK by interviewing clients and accessing the quality of work and then ranking the top performing lawyers…

Timing is key when divorcing online

The launch of the online divorce pilot by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is an exciting new development as the Family Courts move steadily towards a digitised service. Though initially only the divorce petition itself will be online, in coming months online issuing will be the norm not only for divorces but for…

Lockdown inspired family law practice for the better

Lockdown has forced us all to evaluate our lives and how we work and the family team at Mogers Drewett are no different. Family Partner, Rebecca Silcock shares how her team have embraced change and how those changes will benefit our clients. Video meetings Like many businesses that had tried but never fully committed to…

Options to beat divorce delays

The last few months have been unprecedented but as we all start to return to work and school, Family Partner Rebecca Silcock explores how Covid-19 is affecting divorce and the court process. While we are all starting to resume our daily lives, it is clear that the impact of Covid-19 in terms of back logs…

Advance Directive vs Lasting Power of Attorney for Health & Welfare

This year has been a challenge for us all but if we were to highlight one positive impact that the Coronavirus has had, it would be that it has made us all think about putting our affairs in order. When planning for the future this often includes setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), of…

Divorce – DIY, Hybrid or Full Legal?

Whilst we are a society built on the service industry, the internet has made us all a bit more confident to have a go and DIY. Whether it is putting together furniture from Ikea or booking our own travel, the idea that we can save ourselves money is a big attraction. But what about DIY…

Working together to save the high street

With the economy starting to open up again after lockdown, it is tempting to think that business and the high streets are also returning to normal. But with many people continuing to work from home, the high street is still struggling as workers are not picking up a coffee on the way to their desk,…

Should you Equity Release?

For many people who are approaching and then entering retirement, the largest asset they have is their property. The challenge many have is understanding how they can use this asset to provide additional income or capital during their lifetime. Equity release is a possible solution. Chartered Financial Planner Sean McCabe, discusses the options in his…

How to deal with an estate as an executor during the pandemic

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of claims brought against executors by beneficiaries. The continuing challenge and increased financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have only increased the pressure on executors, making it more vital than ever that executors understand their duties and obligations to avoid claims. In this…

Buying residential property – Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

In the third of our series of articles about buying property in England, Residential Property Partner, Alison Treble explains your Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) liability both now while the nil rate band has been temporarily increased and after March 2021 when the stamp duty holiday ends. What is Stamp Duty Land Tax? (SDLT) Stamp…