Category: Family Law

No Fault Divorce – An Update by James Leach

The 6th April 2022 heralded a seismic change in the divorce law of England and Wales with the long-awaited introduction of non-fault divorce. James Leach, Family Solicitor, discusses the changes to the divorce laws following their introduction earlier this year. For around 50 years, divorce law remained substantively unchanged and for couples who had been …

Julia Dyson Appointment Strengthens Coole Bevis LLP’s Family Team

Julia Dyson has joined Coole Bevis LLP as a Partner to further strengthen the firm’s Family department. Julia has been practicing Family Law for over 20 years and has extensive experience of advising on a range of family matters. These include the legal issues around children; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial settlements; cohabitation issues; financial agreements, divorce …

A Time to Give: Making Provisions for the Special People in Your Life by Claire Carberry

Claire Carberry, Private Client Associate Solicitor discusses how families with special considerations can provide for their loved ones by creating a trust fund. It’s fair to say that many people find making a Will a challenge – and this can be particularly hard when you have a loved one with special or additional needs. What …

How safe are your savings? by Tom Reed

Tom Reed, Financial Adviser at Coole Bevis Wealth Management Limited, looks at how you can ensure that your savings are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). With investments put away in savings accounts, investments and mortgages, you’d assume that there is some kind of protection in place. But exactly how safe are your …

Divorce laws get their biggest ‘shake-up’ for 50 years

We take a look at how the divorce process is changing this year with new updated laws which come into effect on 6 April. In recent years the process of obtaining a divorce has changed from an old fashioned system reliant on paper documents being filed at your local court to a vastly improved electronic …

What is a Trust?

In light of the recent issues arising from the Universal Trustees Limited liquidation, it seems appropriate to set out some guidance regarding trusts. For many people trusts seem very complicated and daunting structures. It is true that Trusts are not simple things but then they were never meant to deal with simple situations. Where the …

Is a Trust the Right Thing for You?

The concerns and problems raised by Universal Trustees, its conduct and its subsequent compulsory liquidation are now clear to all those former clients of the company. Many people were persuaded to set up trusts, transfer assets or complete Wills – all actions that were presented to them as tailored to their specific needs. Perhaps, for …

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