Category: Blog

Social Care Reforms – the Truth Behind the Headlines

Claire Carberry, Private Client Solicitor comments on the proposed reforms to the Social Care system. I don’t think anyone is in any doubt that the current care system needs to be reformed. In the grand scheme of things, its not that long since the ‘Welfare State’ was introduced to post-war Britain, bringing with it the …

What Next for Employees Following Furlough?

Nigel Targett, Employment Partner at Coole Bevis, comments on the ending of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will end on 1 October 2021, and it is expected that this will have a significant impact on both employers and employees as they adjust to life after furlough. From 1 October, …

No Fault Divorce – The Amicable Split

In 2022, the archaic divorce system, that has been place in this country since the 1970’s is going to be replaced with a new law fit for the 21st century. Under the current law those couples who have not been separated for 2 years or more have no choice but to blame or criticise the …

If We Divorce, Do We Have To Go To Court?

A divorce in the jurisdiction of England and Wales is a formal set of legal proceedings and involves an application to the Family court, in the form of a divorce petition. The vast majority of divorces proceed on what is known as an undefended basis. In essence, this means that it is agreed that the …

Why Pensions Are Important

In many divorces, pensions are often the most valuable asset that exists after the family home. For this reason it is extremely important to ensure that any proposed financial settlement reflects their significance. Whilst there a number of ways that pensions can be distributed as a part of a divorce settlement, the 2 most common …

How to Resolve Your Family Dispute – The Alternatives to Mediation

In last month’s article I considered the benefits of mediation. Whilst mediation is likely to be the swiftest and most cost effective way forwards in finding a resolution to your family dispute it is not always suitable or appropriate. If for whatever reason mediation is not possible, then there are a number of alternatives including: …

What Is A Pre-Nuptial Agreement and Should I Get One?

A prenuptial agreement is a document made prior to marriage setting out the couple’s intentions as to the ownership of assets, liabilities, incomes and inheritances (including those that are yet to be received) and how these will be divided in the event that the marriage breaks down. It is important to appreciate that whilst an …

Justice Week 2020: Saving the Planet Day

On the topic of UK Justice Week 2020, our Private Client Legal Executive, Catherine Mason, has written a short blog on the theme of the day which is ‘Saving the planet’. Never before has there been such a global awareness of what we are doing to the planet and we should no longer take life …

Dominic Mercer, Partner, Residential Property

Coole Bevis LLP is delighted to announce that Dominic Mercer of the Residential Conveyancing department has been promoted to Partner. He joined the firm in July 2013 and has become a key member of this department, extremely well regarded by clients and colleagues for his expertise, effective advice and for his sense of humour.

Celebrating our 1st anniversary of Coole Bevis LLP

Coole Bevis LLP is delighted to be celebrating the first anniversary of the merger of Coole & Haddock and Woolley Bevis Diplock LLP on 1 April 2017 click here to download and read our first anniversary newsletter which includes details of the charities we have chosen to support this year. We are always delighted to …

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