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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 – …

Coole Bevis LLP Celebrates Chambers & Partners Rankings

The Chambers and Partners UK 2024 Guide is now out and we are delighted to celebrate our Family and Corporate & Commercial team’s successes. Congratulations to Sue Knight, who has been ranked as a Band 1 Lawyer in recognition of her skills and experience, being commended as a “very talented and experienced matrimonial practitioner” and …

Legal 500 2024 Rankings Announced

The Legal 500 2024 Guide to the best law firms in the UK has now been released and they have ranked Coole Bevis LLP in five practice areas including Private Client, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property and Family. Congratulations to Sue Knight, Family Partner, who having been a Leading Individual for a number …

Court of Protection – Your Questions Answered

Jenny Murphy, Partner leads the specialist Court of Protection team at Coole Bevis LLP, assisted by Teresa Pender-Stratford assistant head of the team, which is dedicated to this type of work. Jenny is also one of just 62 of the Office of the Public Guardian’s accredited Panel Deputies. What is the Court of Protection and …

Eight Practical Steps You Can Take Now to Avoid a Will Dispute

Will disputes often come at a significant cost, not just in monetary terms but also at the expense of family and other relationships. Here, Kelly Mills, Dispute Resolution Partner, outlines eight practical steps that you can take now, to prevent this happening: Make sure that you comply with the formalities in s9 of the Wills …

Basement Conversions – A Quick Guide to Your Legal Rights

If you cannot build up, why not build down?  Converting and digging out basements is on the rise in the UK. It is a great way to add extra square footage to your property, especially when development of the current property has been exhausted. If you are looking for inspiration as to what can be …

Cyber Security Incident on 24 February

On 24th February, Coole Bevis LLP became aware that it had been the target of a cyber-security incident. Since that date we have undertaken a detailed investigation and instructed a number of external organisations, including IT specialists, to support us with this incident. We have also informed all the relevant authorities including the Information Commissioner’s …

Wills, Trusts, Inheritance Tax, Care Fees: Common Myths Debunked

A Will remains one of the most important documents you will ever make. It allows you to put the person(s) of your choice in control of your affairs after your death, and ensures your loved ones are provided for. Without a Will, your money, property and possessions are divided under the laws of intestacy. This …

Leading Sussex Law Firm Acquires Family Law Practice in Eastbourne

Leading Sussex law firm, Coole Bevis LLP, has announced that it has acquired Fleming & Co Solicitors, a Family Law practice based in Eastbourne. Karen Fleming, an experienced Divorce Solicitor, founded Fleming & Co in 2017, following an extensive career working in senior positions at law firms across Sussex, including Woolley Bevis Diplock, which was …

Free Event: Planning for Later Life

The legal, financial and tax aspects of planning for your future A panel of later life specialists from Coole Bevis LLP and Carpenter Box Financial Advisers will discuss the key topics that you need to consider when planning for your future. Register your free place here Details Date: Wednesday 24th May 2023 Time: 11.00 – 14.00 Venue: …

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