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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 …

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 …

Raising the Roof by Oliver Maxwell-Jones

It’s now nearly two years since the Government introduced new rules allowing blocks of flats to be extended upwards by two storeys to create new homes, without the need for planning permission. Oliver Maxwell-Jones, Commercial Property Partner, looks at the impact of the legislation on developers and leaseholders. Some local authorities are enthusiastic towards airspace …

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 …

Coole Bevis LLP’s Private Client team announce three promotions

The Private Client Department celebrate the promotion of three employees, taking effect on 1 April 2022. Emily Wardrope is being promoted to Partner. Emily has been with the firm for over six years and over that time has built up a loyal client base along with taking on many office and department based responsibilities. Christina …

Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill by Nigel Targett

The ‘shackles’ which have been placed on commercial landlords will be partially released after 25 March.  This is due to the effect of s.82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 coming to an end.  However, the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill is due to come into effect so as to introduce a scheme of arbitration for ‘protected …

Inspirational Leaders – in Conversation with Kelly Mills

In the second in our series of interviews with the inspirational women leaders at Coole Bevis, we speak to Kelly Mills, Partner. Kelly joined the firm in January 2022 to Head the Dispute Resolution team and in this interview talks about the circumstances that led her to choose a career in law, her top tips …

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