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Jenny Murphy receives national accredited award

Jenny Murphy of Coole Bevis LLP in West Sussex has been recognised with a national accredited award for expertise in supporting older and vulnerable people. Jenny has received the Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award, which distinguishes lawyers who provide specialist legal care and support to older and vulnerable clients, their families and carers. …

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 …

International Women’s Day 2022 – In Conversation with Maria Puglisi

Today we mark International Women’s Day with the first in the series of insightful conversations with the inspirational women leaders behind Coole Bevis. Maria Puglisi joined the firm last year as Practice Director and in this interview she reveals her motivation for pursuing a career in the legal profession, key figures that have inspired her, …

We are proud supporters of the Sussex Little Ankle Biters Awards 2022

Coole Bevis LLP are proud to sponsor the “Best Local Independent Business” and “Best New Business” categories at the inaugural Sussex Little Ankle Biters Awards 2022. Congratulations to all the businesses that were nominated – over 2,000 nominations were received – so this is a great success for the Awards as this is the first …

Ground Rent Reform Finally Arrives by Jonathan Everett

Jonathan Everett, Head of Leasehold Enfranchisement & Disputes, discusses the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill which received Royal Assent on 8 February 2022. The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 (LRGRA 2022) will, when it comes fully into force, limit the ground rent chargeable on most new long residential leases to a peppercorn, effectively restricting …

Why seek the advice of a Solicitor when making your Will?

Emily Wardrope, Private Client Solicitor looks at the reasons why you should seek professional advice when writing your Will. No doubt your New Year’s resolutions for 2022 have been made but if you are still writing your list (or adding to it), you may wish to ensure “Making a Will” is on there. But why …

Coole Bevis LLP partners with Rockinghorse to offer a free will writing service to supporters

Between 7-18 March, there will be around 50 appointments available for professionally written wills Writing a will is often one of those jobs that gets left behind and stays on our to-do list for ages but having a professionally written up to date will is so important. It is the only way of ensuring that …

Kelly Mills joins Coole Bevis

Kelly Mills has joined Coole Bevis LLP as a Partner to head the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. Kelly has over 15 years’ commercial dispute resolution experience and is recognised by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. She is highly experienced in resolving commercial disputes through mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, …

Does Legislation Meet the Needs of Modern Families?

Claire Carberry, Private Client Solicitor looks at the ever evolving family structure and whether legislation has kept pace with the changes to the way we live together. New research published by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the global professional association for practitioners advising families across generations, has highlighted a significant increase in …

Conveyancing Fraud

Conveyancing Fraud is on the Rise – Are You Protected? Liz Cashinella, Residential Conveyancer at Coole Bevis discusses the rise in conveyancing fraud cases and looks at the steps house buyers and sellers can take to protect themselves. Fraudulent activity related to property sales and purchases is on the rise. The methods criminals are adopting …

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