Wills & Probate Solicitors

Wills & Probate Solicitors

The probate department is well established and highly regarded. An enviable reputation has been built on years of providing an excellent service to our clients.

We recognise the trauma of losing your loved one is never helped by having to deal with their affairs once they are gone.  Following the loss of a loved one, we offer a complete probate service and adopt a sensitive practical and creative approach dealing with the administration of their estate.

Why Choose Us?

We understand all of our clients are individuals, and that any package of services should be tailored to their needs. We are therefore able to offer a complete service whereby we will undertake all aspects of the administration of an estate, form registering the death through to dealing with the application for probate, negotiating all relevant tax issues, dealing with the collection of assets, finalising income tax affairs or liaising with accountants to do so, through the ultimate distribution of the estate.

As an alternative, if the family wish to deal with parts of the administration themselves, we are able to provide a tailored service on a fixed budget agreed at the outset to assist with those aspects of the  administration with which they feel assistance is required.

We have extensive experience in dealing with a wide variety of issues arising out of the administration of an estate following the loss of a loved one, and are experienced in negotiating inheritance tax issues with H M Revenue & Customs, liaising with financial specialists, accountants and other professionals to ensure the administration is dealt with in a professional and prompt manner.

What are the Benefits of Having a Will?

A will is a legally binding document in which you specify what is to happen to your estate following your death.

When making your will, you decide who to appoint as executors and trustees.  These are people who will be responsible for administering your estate and any trusts arising under the terms of your will.  Often the same people are appointed for both roles but there may be circumstances when it would be beneficial to name different people for the two roles.  In all cases, careful consideration should be given as to who you will appoint as the role of executors and trustees can be time consuming and they must always act in the best interests of your beneficiaries whilst ensuring they follow the law and the provisions contained in your will.  If you do not wish to appoint family or friends you may wish to consider the appointment of professional executors and trustees.

If you have young children, you may wish to name guardians to look after them whilst they are under age.

You can include in your will some pecuniary (cash) or specific gifts of items which you actually own (such as jewellery) to family, friends or charities.

Depending on your circumstances it may be appropriate to consider the creation of trusts.  There are various types of trust, each used for a different purpose and with different tax consequences, so full advice should always be obtained.   Trusts can be used to protect assets for the benefit of disabled beneficiaries or to protect the assets from the actions of irresponsible beneficiaries and are also widely used when there is a desire to provide for successive beneficiaries to benefit such as wishing to provide for a surviving spouse during their lifetime whilst ensuring assets ultimately pass to children on their subsequent death.

When considering the type of gifts you wish to make, it is also important to consider what the likely tax consequences of such gifts will be.

If you do not make a will, then your estate will be distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy.  These rules lay down which relatives can inherited in the event of your death and what their entitlement will be.  There is not provision for cohabitees to receive any benefit at all under these rules and spouses do not necessarily inherit the whole of the estate.

Real financial hardship could arise for your loved ones if you fail to make proper provision for them which could result in costly litigation following your death.

When advising clients in relation to their wills we are able to provide full inheritance tax advice to ensure the best of use of available allowances are made to pass your estate to your loved ones in the most tax efficient manner; but we are also able to provide full advice on the best type of gifts to make depending on the level of provision you wish to make for each beneficiary and to help you mitigate the risk of costly litigation to your estate following your death from relatives who believe you failed to make adequate provision for.

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Information About Brighton

  • Coole Bevis LLP offers Legal services in Brighton, which is located in England, and a Town in East Sussex.
  • Brighton is a Town and part of East Sussex which forms part of the Brighton and Hove adminstrative area in England.
  • Historically, a substantial number areas within Brighton were part of the historic county of Sussex.
  • Hove Town Hall acts as the local government administraton center in Brighton.
  • Brighton’s administrative division of local government is a Unitary_authority.
  • Brighton is part of South East England.
  • Brighton is associated with county districts including Brighton and Hove.
  • Boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish in the Town of Brighton incorperate Varndean College.
  • Wards for local government elections in Brighton also include Queen’s Park (ward).
  • The Town of Brighton additionally contains the hamlets such as Balsdean its boundaries.
  • The Town of Brighton also amalgamated villages such as West Blatchington, Stanmer, Saltdean, Hangleton, and Ovingdean within its boundaries.
  • Brighton contains a number of settlements including Montpelier, Kemptown, North Laine, Elm Grove, Round Hill, Saltdean, and Ovingdean.
  • Seven Dials, West Hill, Brunswick (Hove), Hangleton, and Hanover are included withinin Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal service area in the Town of Brighton.
  • Other service areas covered by Coole Bevis LLP within Brighton, England include New England Quarter, Coldean, Patcham, Preston Village, and Hollingbury,
  • in addition to Brighton’s outlying urban areas Bear Road, West Blatchington, Mile Oak, Moulsecoomb, and Prestonville.
  • Last but not least Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal services cover the greater Brighton area including Woodingdean, Black Rock (Brighton and Hove), Carlton Hill, Whitehawk, and Westdene.
  • Roedean, Bevendean, Portslade, Kemp Town, and Old Steine is within the constituency of Brighton, East Sussex.
  • Towns including The Lanes, Rottingdean, Stanmer, Aldrington, and Hollingdean are located in Brighton.
  • Additional towns such as Brighton can be found within the Town of Brighton.
  • Brighton is home to a variety of cities including Brighton and Hove
  • Moulsecoomb Place, Waste House, and Brighton Business School are famous through out the England and the United Kingdom.
  • Notable educational establishments in Brighton include Roedean School, and Falmer High School.
  • Jubilee Library, and Libraries in Brighton and Hove play an important role in Brighton.
  • Furthering the education of Brighton locals are Brighton Fishing Museum, and Booth Museum of Natural History.
  • The Brighton area is the location of several hospitals including Royal Sussex County Hospital, and Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
  • Preston Park, Wild Park, and Queen’s Park are the most notable parks and open spaces in Brighton and are famous through out England.
  • The major roads feeding Brighton includes the A23 road.
  • Local roads within Brighton include Bear Road, London to Brighton Way, and Old Steine.
  • The Town of Brighton’s is bordered by Lewes, and Burgess Hill to the south.
  • Unusual (and unique) places within Brighton include Royal Suspension Chain Pier, Chattri, and Brighton Lifeboat Station.
  • Landmarks in Brighton that have stood the test of time include Brighton Forum, St Mary’s Church, and Gothic House.
  • Withing the boundaries of Brighton, King and Queen, Thomas Simpson (architect), Clock Tower, Libraries in Brighton and Hove, and 11 Dyke Road of special interest.

Information About Horsham

  • Coole Bevis LLP is proud to offer Legal services in the Town of Horsham, which lies within England in West Sussex.
  • Horsham is based within South East England.
  • Horsham is associated with the Horsham shire administrative regions.
  • Lower tiers of local government include Woodmancote, West Sussex within the Town of Horsham.
  • The Town of Horsham also amalgamated hamlets such as Tisman’s Common, Maplehurst, and Blackstone within its boundaries.
  • The Town of Horsham also amalgamated villages such as Small Dole, West Grinstead, Storrington, Rudgwick, and Partridge Green within its boundaries.
  • Villages in Horsham, include Nutbourne, Edburton, Woodmancote, Pulborough, and Monk’s Gate.
  • Last but not least Horsham also includes Five Oaks, Hardham, Dragon’s Green, Upper Beeding, and Washington.
  • Incorporated settlements within Horsham’s boundary now include Rudgwick, Brooks Green, Faygate, Coolham, Slinfold, Dial Post, and Tisman’s Common.
  • Crabtree, West Sussex are also part of Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal service area in the Town of Horsham.
  • Other towns including Storrington, and Horsham can be found within the Town of Horsham.
  • The Horsham postcode district is RH12, RH13.
  • The Town of Horsham is bordered by St_Leonard’s_Forest, and Broadbridge Heath to the East.
  • Bordering the Town of Horsham and to the south Southwater, Billingshurst, and Mannings_Heath are immediately adjacent.
  • Adjoining Horsham to the north, Dorking, Burgess Hill, Southwater, Haywards Heath, and Faygate are a short-distance.
  • Blended into Horsham a number of buildings of national importance can be found including Madina Mosque, Horsham.
  • A range of West Sussex businesses including Coole Bevis LLP make their home in Horsham.

Information About Hove

  • Coole Bevis LLP is proud to offer Legal services in the Town of Hove, which lies within England in East Sussex.
  • Hove is part of South East England.
  • Hove is linkedd to county district shires including Brighton and Hove.
  • The Town of Hove additionally includes hamlets such as Balsdean its administrative area.
  • The Town of Hove additionally includes villages such as Saltdean, West Blatchington, Hangleton, Ovingdean, and Stanmer its administrative area.
  • Hove is formed by a number of settlements including Portslade, Rottingdean, Aldrington, Brighton, and Saltdean.
  • Other towns found within the Town of Hove include Brighton
  • A variety of cities for part of Hove including Brighton and Hove
  • Hove is covered by the BN3 postal code area.
  • Hove has a number of schools in the area including Deepdene School.
  • Hove residents enjoy access to Libraries in Brighton and Hove.
  • The Montefiore Hospital, and Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital are located within the Hove District.
  • Queen’s Park, Stanmer, and Hove Park are popular with Hove residents and known through out England.
  • Within Hove roads and infastructure include Bear Road, Old Steine, and Elm Grove.
  • Unusual (and unique) places within Hove include Hove War Memorial, and Old Steine Gardens.
  • Hove Iconic Buildings include Brighton Forum, Gothic House, and St Mary’s Church.
  • Withing the boundaries of Hove, Barford Court, British Engineerium, Hangleton Manor Inn, The Old Market, and Hove War Memorial of special interest.

Information About Worthing

  • Coole Bevis LLP offers Legal services in Worthing, West Sussex, a Town located in England.
  • Worthing was previously a part of the County of Sussex.
  • Worthing Rural District is Worthing’s local authority administrative HQ.
  • Worthing’s administrative division of local government is a Borough_status_in_the_United_Kingdom.
  • Worthing is situated in South East England.
  • The local authority within the Borough of Worthing include Worthing College parish councils.
  • The Borough of Worthing additionally contains villages such as Offington, Heene, Goring-by-Sea, Salvington, and Durrington its boundaries.
  • Villages within Worthing’s boundaries include Cote, Tarring, High Salvington, Broadwater, and Findon Valley.
  • Worthing incorporates a number of settlements including Heene, Goring-by-Sea, and Salvington.
  • Additional towns that form parm of the Borough of Worthing include Broadwater, and Tarring
  • Well-known schools in Worthing are Schools in Worthing, and Durrington High School.
  • Provide a physical education forum within Worthing are High Salvington Windmill, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Worthing is served by Worthing Hospital.
  • Highdown Gardens, and Beach House Park are the most notable parks and open spaces in Worthing and are famous through out England.
  • The major roads feeding Worthing includes the A24 road (England).
  • To the East of the Borough of Worthing is bordered by Shoreham_by_Sea.
  • The Town of Worthing southern boundaries are bordered by Normandy, Picardy, and Buncton
  • Close to Worthing, Steyning, Buncton, and Clapham can be found situated immediately to the north.
  • Worthing’s reknown can be attributed to its diverse heritage including High Salvington Windmill, and Cissbury Ring.
  • Famous buildings include St Mary of the Angels, Worthing within Worthing.
  • Withing the boundaries of Worthing, East Worthing railway station, Our Lady of Sion School, Manor Sports Ground, Schools in Worthing, and Durrington-on-Sea railway station of special interest.
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Solicitors In Brighton

Information About Brighton

  • Coole Bevis LLP offers Legal services in Brighton, which is located in England, and a Town in East Sussex.
  • Brighton is a Town and part of East Sussex which forms part of the Brighton and Hove adminstrative area in England.
  • Historically, a substantial number areas within Brighton were part of the historic county of Sussex.
  • Hove Town Hall acts as the local government administraton center in Brighton.
  • Brighton’s administrative division of local government is a Unitary_authority.
  • Brighton is part of South East England.
  • Brighton is associated with county districts including Brighton and Hove.
  • Boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish in the Town of Brighton incorperate Varndean College.
  • Wards for local government elections in Brighton also include Queen’s Park (ward).
  • The Town of Brighton additionally contains the hamlets such as Balsdean its boundaries.
  • The Town of Brighton also amalgamated villages such as West Blatchington, Stanmer, Saltdean, Hangleton, and Ovingdean within its boundaries.
  • Brighton contains a number of settlements including Montpelier, Kemptown, North Laine, Elm Grove, Round Hill, Saltdean, and Ovingdean.
  • Seven Dials, West Hill, Brunswick (Hove), Hangleton, and Hanover are included withinin Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal service area in the Town of Brighton.
  • Other service areas covered by Coole Bevis LLP within Brighton, England include New England Quarter, Coldean, Patcham, Preston Village, and Hollingbury,
  • in addition to Brighton’s outlying urban areas Bear Road, West Blatchington, Mile Oak, Moulsecoomb, and Prestonville.
  • Last but not least Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal services cover the greater Brighton area including Woodingdean, Black Rock (Brighton and Hove), Carlton Hill, Whitehawk, and Westdene.
  • Roedean, Bevendean, Portslade, Kemp Town, and Old Steine is within the constituency of Brighton, East Sussex.
  • Towns including The Lanes, Rottingdean, Stanmer, Aldrington, and Hollingdean are located in Brighton.
  • Additional towns such as Brighton can be found within the Town of Brighton.
  • Brighton is home to a variety of cities including Brighton and Hove
  • Moulsecoomb Place, Waste House, and Brighton Business School are famous through out the England and the United Kingdom.
  • Notable educational establishments in Brighton include Roedean School, and Falmer High School.
  • Jubilee Library, and Libraries in Brighton and Hove play an important role in Brighton.
  • Furthering the education of Brighton locals are Brighton Fishing Museum, and Booth Museum of Natural History.
  • The Brighton area is the location of several hospitals including Royal Sussex County Hospital, and Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
  • Preston Park, Wild Park, and Queen’s Park are the most notable parks and open spaces in Brighton and are famous through out England.
  • The major roads feeding Brighton includes the A23 road.
  • Local roads within Brighton include Bear Road, London to Brighton Way, and Old Steine.
  • The Town of Brighton’s is bordered by Lewes, and Burgess Hill to the south.
  • Unusual (and unique) places within Brighton include Royal Suspension Chain Pier, Chattri, and Brighton Lifeboat Station.
  • Landmarks in Brighton that have stood the test of time include Brighton Forum, St Mary’s Church, and Gothic House.
  • Withing the boundaries of Brighton, King and Queen, Thomas Simpson (architect), Clock Tower, Libraries in Brighton and Hove, and 11 Dyke Road of special interest.
Wills & Probate
Solicitors In Horsham

Information About Horsham

  • Coole Bevis LLP is proud to offer Legal services in the Town of Horsham, which lies within England in West Sussex.
  • Horsham is based within South East England.
  • Horsham is associated with the Horsham shire administrative regions.
  • Lower tiers of local government include Woodmancote, West Sussex within the Town of Horsham.
  • The Town of Horsham also amalgamated hamlets such as Tisman’s Common, Maplehurst, and Blackstone within its boundaries.
  • The Town of Horsham also amalgamated villages such as Small Dole, West Grinstead, Storrington, Rudgwick, and Partridge Green within its boundaries.
  • Villages in Horsham, include Nutbourne, Edburton, Woodmancote, Pulborough, and Monk’s Gate.
  • Last but not least Horsham also includes Five Oaks, Hardham, Dragon’s Green, Upper Beeding, and Washington.
  • Incorporated settlements within Horsham’s boundary now include Rudgwick, Brooks Green, Faygate, Coolham, Slinfold, Dial Post, and Tisman’s Common.
  • Crabtree, West Sussex are also part of Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal service area in the Town of Horsham.
  • Other towns including Storrington, and Horsham can be found within the Town of Horsham.
  • The Horsham postcode district is RH12, RH13.
  • The Town of Horsham is bordered by St_Leonard’s_Forest, and Broadbridge Heath to the East.
  • Bordering the Town of Horsham and to the south Southwater, Billingshurst, and Mannings_Heath are immediately adjacent.
  • Adjoining Horsham to the north, Dorking, Burgess Hill, Southwater, Haywards Heath, and Faygate are a short-distance.
  • Blended into Horsham a number of buildings of national importance can be found including Madina Mosque, Horsham.
  • A range of West Sussex businesses including Coole Bevis LLP make their home in Horsham.
Wills & Probate
Solicitors In Hove

Information About Hove

  • Coole Bevis LLP is proud to offer Legal services in the Town of Hove, which lies within England in East Sussex.
  • Hove is part of South East England.
  • Hove is linkedd to county district shires including Brighton and Hove.
  • The Town of Hove additionally includes hamlets such as Balsdean its administrative area.
  • The Town of Hove additionally includes villages such as Saltdean, West Blatchington, Hangleton, Ovingdean, and Stanmer its administrative area.
  • Hove is formed by a number of settlements including Portslade, Rottingdean, Aldrington, Brighton, and Saltdean.
  • Other towns found within the Town of Hove include Brighton
  • A variety of cities for part of Hove including Brighton and Hove
  • Hove is covered by the BN3 postal code area.
  • Hove has a number of schools in the area including Deepdene School.
  • Hove residents enjoy access to Libraries in Brighton and Hove.
  • The Montefiore Hospital, and Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital are located within the Hove District.
  • Queen’s Park, Stanmer, and Hove Park are popular with Hove residents and known through out England.
  • Within Hove roads and infastructure include Bear Road, Old Steine, and Elm Grove.
  • Unusual (and unique) places within Hove include Hove War Memorial, and Old Steine Gardens.
  • Hove Iconic Buildings include Brighton Forum, Gothic House, and St Mary’s Church.
  • Withing the boundaries of Hove, Barford Court, British Engineerium, Hangleton Manor Inn, The Old Market, and Hove War Memorial of special interest.
Wills & Probate
Solicitors In Worthing

Information About Worthing

  • Coole Bevis LLP offers Legal services in Worthing, West Sussex, a Town located in England.
  • Worthing was previously a part of the County of Sussex.
  • Worthing Rural District is Worthing’s local authority administrative HQ.
  • Worthing’s administrative division of local government is a Borough_status_in_the_United_Kingdom.
  • Worthing is situated in South East England.
  • The local authority within the Borough of Worthing include Worthing College parish councils.
  • The Borough of Worthing additionally contains villages such as Offington, Heene, Goring-by-Sea, Salvington, and Durrington its boundaries.
  • Villages within Worthing’s boundaries include Cote, Tarring, High Salvington, Broadwater, and Findon Valley.
  • Worthing incorporates a number of settlements including Heene, Goring-by-Sea, and Salvington.
  • Additional towns that form parm of the Borough of Worthing include Broadwater, and Tarring
  • Well-known schools in Worthing are Schools in Worthing, and Durrington High School.
  • Provide a physical education forum within Worthing are High Salvington Windmill, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Worthing is served by Worthing Hospital.
  • Highdown Gardens, and Beach House Park are the most notable parks and open spaces in Worthing and are famous through out England.
  • The major roads feeding Worthing includes the A24 road (England).
  • To the East of the Borough of Worthing is bordered by Shoreham_by_Sea.
  • The Town of Worthing southern boundaries are bordered by Normandy, Picardy, and Buncton
  • Close to Worthing, Steyning, Buncton, and Clapham can be found situated immediately to the north.
  • Worthing’s reknown can be attributed to its diverse heritage including High Salvington Windmill, and Cissbury Ring.
  • Famous buildings include St Mary of the Angels, Worthing within Worthing.
  • Withing the boundaries of Worthing, East Worthing railway station, Our Lady of Sion School, Manor Sports Ground, Schools in Worthing, and Durrington-on-Sea railway station of special interest.
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