WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY…
At Coole Bevis LLP, we pride ourselves on the lasting relationships we build with our clients. As testament to our sensitive, professional approach and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes, our clients often span multiple generations of families, helping them to navigate their own journeys in personal, family, property and business matters.
Our parents went to see Alex Bowers to make their wills and to advise on estate management. He helped set everything in place and then very sadly our mother died unexpectedly and he had to help my father unravel the estate. He did this with compassion and great efficiency. When our father died last year it was very traumatic and Alex helped my sister and I through a year of complicated issues including Inheritance tax, selling the house ( I live in Australia and my sister on the other side of the UK). He was extremely calm and efficient and we could not have got through it all without him. We would both thoroughly recommend Alex Bowers to look after your affairs. We are very grateful to him for everything.
During a highly challenging time in my life, Andrew (Holt) and Rebecca (Turnbull-Simpson) guided and supported me throughout to a very successful financial conclusion. I have no hesitation in recommending their legal expertise together with their professional kind and understanding manner.
Thank you (Claudia Welbourne) ever so much for your work on the sale. I have had many property transactions over the years and can honestly say that you have been the most efficient and responsive solicitor I have dealt with. It has been a pleasure and I will definitely be in touch should I have need of your services in the future.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you (Claire Parsons) for your assistance, support and guidance throughout the past year or so, with regard my divorce proceedings. Over the course of a stressful year and at times deeply unhappy chapter in my life, your professionalism, honesty and integrity have been evident throughout and your support has been invaluable. Having now received my decree absolute and with proceedings seemingly coming to an end, I just wanted to put on record my deep appreciation. May I wish you all the very best for the future and thank you once again.
(Jenny Murphy) everything was of a very high standard, and to feel we had someone to help us at a very distressing time was very comforting.
I would particularly like you to pass on our thanks to Claire (Parsons) for her commitment and professionalism in all she did…Claire did an excellent job with the pre-nuptial agreement by providing comprehensive supporting notes covering all the main paragraphs. The scope was fully in line with what was requested…I would also like to thank you (Jenny Murphy) as well for the efforts you made in this attempt to reduce our potential inheritance tax liability.
Finders have worked with and for the Private Client team at Coole Bevis for over 16 years. Their service, integrity and standards are amongst the best I have ever come across. They are a joy to do business with. I have no hesitation in recommending them to other businesses or individuals.
I have to say that working with Sue Henning at Hove Office and then with Carol Blakey and Carly (Pritchard) at the Brighton Office was an absolute pleasure, Very professional, polite, understanding and prompt through a difficult probate and property conveyance of a late family member, I would fully recommend you to anyone that is going through a tuff period when a family member passes and you don’t know where you stand in all the legal matters that arise thereafter, Coole Bevis will help in every manner possible. Thank you so much for everything that you did and have done for me and my family. A special Thank you to Sue Henning.
Dear Jenny (Murphy), Thank you for all your help and kindness in so many ways. Life has been rather hard at times, but with Nick, Julie and family always there, it is a blessing. If at any time you would like to visit, I would love to see you. Have a lovely Christmas with family and friends. Bless you. With love
Rebecca Turnbull-Simpson - Heart-felt thanks for all your hard work in getting such an amazing result – a 170 year lease – in an unusually challenging & complex situation. You were highly recommended to me by various housing professionals in town – and now I know why.
From the minute I put this matter in your hands I felt my burden of worry & stress fall away. I had total confidence in you throughout the process. I really appreciated the time you took to explain, think things through with me. You were always prompt, patient, easy to speak to & extremely pleasant to deal with. I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone – and would not hesitate to deal with you again.
Have been using CooleBevis (formerly Coole and Haddock) since 1985 and would not hesitate to reconmend them. The professional advice and very cheery communications (both verbal and written) with Charlotte Clayton (Charlie) were always a breath of fresh air and positive especially welcome during the stress of a property transaction. Thank you Charlie !!
I would like to thank Nicola Hunt & Carina Moss for their services to The Classic Watch Company Ltd when we were having our lease assigned. They were always on hand to answer my queries and responded to my emails without delay. They showed great efficiency and skill in their work I would not hesitate to recommend them, and Coole Bevis as a Company.
Having been seriously let down by a leading Sussex solicitor, on advice, we turned to Coole Bevis to sort out the mess we were in. Their skill and vigour not only found a way to a successful conclusion, and out of the legal turmoil that we were in, but they reinstated our faith in justice in the English legal system.
I would like to take this opportunity of saying how very much I appreciate all your work on the Trust’s behalf over the last few months. It really has been a pleasure working with you to achieve all the changes the trustees have made. Everything we have wanted done has been achieved without any problems and this, I know, has been due to your handling of the legal matters. Thank you, once again, from us all.
I also want to express my gratitude to you of course Helen Evennett and really do thank you for all your advice and time over the last eighteen months or so. It’s been a long protracted affair but I’m really pleased with the result and conclusion that was reached today. Thank you again, you’ve been fantastic throughout.
We have already recommended Coole Bevis to some friends and will use them again. Everyone was very helpful – the reception staff were friendly and very pleasant – we have used Carol Blakey before and she too was very professional and effective. Can’t think of anything to improve – in fact our sellers said they wished they had used you!
Aman Johal was our lead solicitor on our recent commercial property sale. A difficult and capricious buyer meant the process was subject to multiple delays and complications, eventually taking nearly a year to complete. Throughout this time Aman’s calm approach, commitment and communications were exemplary and kept everything on course, ultimately steering the sale through to a successful conclusion. We are happy to recommend him.
(Oliver Maxwell-Jones’s) ability to explain clearly and advise on what was to us, complicated matter that none of us had any experience with and to deal calmly and rationally was very much appreciated (not to mention admired!) by myself and my family. This is the second time I have had the pleasure of working with.
I just wanted to thank you (Helen Evennett) for helping to make a very painful and difficult process go a lot more smoothly. It was very comforting knowing that you were looking after my interests and you made me feel a lot more secure about everything as you dealt with it all so professionally and promptly. I have already recommended you to a few of my friends and will continue to do so.
I do appreciate the level of commitment shown by all Coole Bevis people/partners and those unsung gnomes in the back office – deadlines were met, and every one of my inane (sometimes) queries was dealt with in such good humour it was a pleasure to deal with you all and made my job much easier than I had feared. Especially enjoyed the entertaining hour we spent in your Horsham mansion, and Viki has perfected her initials now she has done it on so many pages!
I'd like also to thank you (Alex Bowers) personally for doing such a great job; you encountered me at a time of deep distress and stress and your kindness as well as your brilliant professionalism made a tough time of my life so much less bad than it might have been. I have always appreciated your ability to explain complex issues to a non-specialist and your humane realisticness about how to get things done. Having you to fall back on for advice really helped me in navigating delicate family relationships at a critical time.
I have instructed Coole Bevis to act for me for the last couple of years and have been represented by Rebecca Turnbull-Simpson who acted for me in a County Court case which outcome as a result of her high standard of care and attention to detail was most positive and pleasing. I would have no hesitation in instructing her again.
I just wanted to say a big big thank you (Emily Wardrope) for all your hard work and persistence. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with you and really appreciated all the clarifications and updates. In particular, I have really appreciated your kind and empathetic attitude which has helped me get through what has been quite a difficult process.
I dealt with Jeff Streater on a Commercial lease deal. I was new to this type of transaction but Jeff was exceptional from start to finish, taking his time to guide me through the pitfalls and keep me well informed at all times….
… I cannot thank him enough for this and I highly recommend this firm, not only for their skill and knowledge but for the outstanding service they provided throughout the journey. Thank you Jeff and your staff.