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Promotion Announcement – 1 April 2024

We are proud to celebrate our latest round of promotions which will take effect from 1st April. Congratulations to Louisa Anderson, Teresa Pender-Stratford, Claudia Welbourne and Robert Hutchins. Louisa Anderson is progressing her career to become Director of Finance and Executive Partner. Louisa joined the firm as Head of Accounts in 2016 and became a …

Employment Law Changes – Employers, Are You Ready?

A number of employment law changes are coming into effect in April 2024 and it is important that employers are prepared. Nigel Targett, Employment Partner summarises these changes in the below article. If you would like to seek advice on any of the changes highlighted in this article or another Employment Law related matter then …

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill – What, Why, When, Where…?

Adam Davis, Partner in the Residential Leasehold Law team, delves into the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill, exploring the proposed reforms and the potential impact they will have on leaseholders and freeholders. What is it? The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill (“the Bill”) is the second part of a legislative package intended to reform the area …

Surrogacy Wills – Are They Important and Why?

There are many practical and legal steps to consider and follow if you are planning on entering into a surrogacy arrangement. Are you aware that prior to a Parental Order, the child will automatically inherit from the surrogate’s estate? That is because, under English Law, the surrogate is deemed to be the legal mother of …

Coole Bevis LLP Proudly Support Martlets Hospice

In May 2023, we were proud to join other Will writers to support Martlets Hospice with their Will Writing Month. Together we managed to help raise an incredible £13,325 in appointment donations alone, with a further £40,000 pledged to Martlets in their Wills. The money raised will go immediately towards providing transformational hospice care to …

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 …

Coole Bevis LLP Expand Specialist Residential Leasehold Practice

Coole Bevis LLP strengthen their specialist national Residential Leasehold Department with the appointment of Adam Davis, Partner and Anna Davis, Solicitor. Adam joined the firm as a Partner in December 2023 having previously headed up a successful leasehold team at a boutique central London firm. Anna Davis joined the team in January 2024 following the …

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 …

Coole Bevis LLP’s Family Team Expand Sussex Presence

Coole Bevis LLP have expanded their expert Family Team with the appointment of Michelle Shephard who joins as a Solicitor. Michelle will be based in the Brighton and Worthing offices. Michelle has extensive experience of advising on Family related matters, having practiced Family law for 25 years in both Sussex and London legal firms, most …

A Simple Guide to Business Relief Investments and Inheritance Tax

Ross Baumann, Senior Financial Planning Manager at Coole Bevis Wealth Management looks at Business Relief and why this is an attractive option for those looking to mitigate their Inheritance Tax liability. Inheritance Tax (IHT) receipts continue to rise due largely to rising asset values against a backdrop of frozen reliefs and exemptions. Between April 2023 – …

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