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Learn Lessons from Aretha and Make Sure Your Will Respects Your Wishes

When Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul’ died in August 2018, it was thought that she had died without a Will.  Nine months later, two ‘wills’ had been discovered – one in a locked cabinet and another between the sofa cushions – and a dispute was under way to establish which will (if any) was …

Update to our Legal Services: Closure of the Rose Green Office

Our Rose Green office will close on Friday 2nd February 2024 at 4pm, after which time our employees will be working from our Worthing office. We want to reassure you that we will still be able to look after your legal requirements as we have always done and provide the same service to you either …

Leading Sussex Law Firm Acquires Family Law Practice in Eastbourne

Leading Sussex law firm, Coole Bevis LLP, has announced that it has acquired Fleming & Co Solicitors, a Family Law practice based in Eastbourne. Karen Fleming, an experienced Divorce Solicitor, founded Fleming & Co in 2017, following an extensive career working in senior positions at law firms across Sussex, including Woolley Bevis Diplock, which was …

Rita Sen Solicitors Celebrates Joining Coole Bevis LLP

Rita Sen Solicitors which has an office in Rose Green, near Chichester has joined leading Sussex law firm, Coole Bevis LLP.  Rita Sen Solicitors was founded in 2003 and since then it has grown to become a thriving business that is highly regarded by the community they serve. The practice specialises in advising on Wills, …

Are You in the Dark About Your Right to Light? 

It will probably not come as too big a surprise to hear that one of the impacts of the numerous lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic was an increase in the number of homeowners looking to extend their properties. Either by extending or by adding new buildings in their gardens, sources have suggested that over 250,000 …

Four Questions Commonly Asked by Separating Couples

Julia Dyson, Family Law Partner provides answers to four questions she is often asked by couples that are separating. Can I change the locks? If one person moves out of a property after separation, I’m often asked “can I change the locks?”.  This is understandable as clients want to change their locks to feel safe …

Ten Reasons to Use a Solicitors for the Elderly Accredited Lawyer

The decisions and plans you make now will have a huge impact on your later life. Getting them right is essential to protect you, your family and loved ones from potential future legal disputes later on in life. Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is a national community of highly qualified and regulated professional advisers that …

A Quick Guide to Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney are often overlooked and not many people are aware of what they are or how they work. With legal jargon being thrown all over the place, understanding how a Power of Attorney could benefit you can be challenging. We have prepared a quick guide to help inform you of the different types …

One Month to Register Non-Taxable Trusts

The deadline for registrations for non-taxable trusts in existence on 6 October 2020 is 1 September 2022. Those non-taxable trusts created after 6 October 2020 must register within 90 days of being created or otherwise becoming subject to registration by 1 September 2022 (whichever is later). Once registered, trustees will have 90 days from when …

The Digitalisation of LPAs: The Pro’s and Con’s

Emily Wardrope, Private Client Partner looks at the Government’s announced reforms to the process of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney. The Government recently announced that, for the first time, people will be able to make a Lasting Power of Attorney online as well as via a paper application. The Government believe that the …

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