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Straight talking protects family business

Carving up a family business for a divorce settlement can spell disaster for the company, and the best option is to plan ahead rather than resort to crisis management A businessman is facing a hearing in the Supreme Court to answer claims that he misrepresented the value of his company to cheat his ex-wife out…

MOGERS DREWETT LAWYERS NAMED IN LEGAL 500

Law firm Mogers Drewett is delighted to announce that seven of its lawyers have been featured in the Legal 500 UK guide, which was newly published on Wednesday 1st October 2014. Partner Jonathan Cheal of the Agriculture and Estates team was named in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list. The company which has offices in Bath,…

MOGERS DREWETT GROWS PRIVATE CLIENT TEAM

Mogers Drewett is delighted to welcome Kirstie Carr to the private client team. Kirstie has a broad range of experience including dealing with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, court of protection work and estate administration. She has also a particular interest in tax and estate planning having spent the last two years in a tax…

Taking care of talent

Recruiting talented people for your company is one thing, keeping them with you can be another thing altogether says Sean McDonough of Mogers Drewett. Losing people can have a huge impact on a business. Recruiting is time consuming and expensive and once you have found the right person the investment continues in induction and training…

Will power

Making a will is a bit like starting a pension you know you should have one but they rarely feature very high on your list of priorities. However, it makes sense to give some thought particularly to making a will sooner rather than later as David Hill of Mogers Drewett explains. For most of us…

Securing your digital treasures

Many of our valued possessions, such as photographs, movies and music are stored online. But if you died where would it all go and how can it be secured and accessed by your family? David Hill of the Wills & Inheritance Team at Mogers Drewett explains. We are all familiar with making arrangements to dispose…

House sellers are facing testing questions

Property prices keep on hitting the headlines, but anyone getting their home on the market with the hope of celebrating Christmas in a new place, should be getting the paperwork in order before a buyer knocks on the door.  It’s tempting to throw away old papers when spring cleaning or thinking of moving home, but…

Protecting livestock and walkers

West Country solicitor Jonathan Cheal is a public rights of way specialist whose services are in demand across the country on a topic which can be a minefield for farmers and landowners alike. He’s also well known for his brightly coloured bow-ties. Today he deals with the question: I want to put cows in a…

Property buyers play it safe with no-nups

Savvy property owners who club together to buy a home are turning to no-nups to safeguard their investment. Whether as a cohabiting couple, or two or more friends clubbing together, a cohabitation agreement, or no-nup, as they now becoming known, can help fix the outcome if things go wrong. And that’s particularly important when contributions…

We’re all going on a summer holiday

The school holidays are fast approaching. It’s one of the best times of the year for children. At the same time, it is one of the most challenging for parents. This is especially the case for families going through a separation. One of the major challenges for separated parents can be agreeing the arrangements for…