Your Journey

Your Journey

“Change is the law of life” President Kennedy (JFK)

In our ever more complex society, almost every change you make requires some level of legal guidance or input.

Coole Bevis LLP has the breadth of expertise to guide you through events that may take place during your life’s journey, providing professional and trusted support every step of the way.

Buying your first home

Property law is complex and taking your first steps on the ladder is a big financial and emotional step.  Whether a house or a flat, our job is to ease the way, simplifying the language and ensuring that your purchase is as fuss-free as possible. Whether this is your first home or you’ve been through the process before, we can help with any related issues from lease extensions to landlord and tenant disputes.

Committing to a long term relationship

Romance may be in the air but there are certain aspects that it’s wise to consider before making a long-term commitment.  This is particularly true if you plan to live together, rather than marry or enter into a civil partnership. We have plenty of experience advising people on pre- or post-nuptial agreements and, of course, helping with finance and children issues where, sadly, a relationship has fallen apart.

Protecting the future of your family and loved ones

It might be a scary thought, but making a will is a crucial step. Even if you feel that you have little to leave, it’s always better to have your final wishes known than to let the law decide for you. We’re experts when it comes to advising on trusts, wills and tax planning to ensure the future security of your loved ones.

Setting up or buying a business

It’s all too easy to fall into a casual business partnership with a friend only to find that the relationship sours over time.  The Coole Bevis LLP commercial team can advise you on the right structure for your new business to help avoid future complications as well as to make sure you understand the ownership and tax implications of the different options. As your business grows, we’ll be right there with you, to advise at each stage of its progress.

Owning and managing commercial premises

Initially, you may start out renting a small office which, in time, may expand into many more. But whether you own, rent or manage just one or a whole portfolio of properties, you need to keep on top of the ever-changing legislation and know where to turn for sound, business-centred advice. Our property law experts are happy to help.

Resolving disputes & restoring balance

When you’re involved in a dispute of any kind, from a commercial contract to an argument with your landlord or an employee, it is easy to act in haste and repent at leisure.  Our job is to walk you through the process of resolving the dispute whether by mediation or, as a last resort, by reference to the courts, making sure the outcomes are always fair in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Coping with bereavement

After the death of a loved one, coping with the legal processes is, understandably, often not foremost in your thoughts. We can manage the probate process, navigating you through the complexities and pitfalls of administering an estate all whilst taking a sensitive approach at such a difficult time. We’ll cover tax compliance in relation to inheritance tax, capital gains tax, income tax issues and post-death arrangements, taking a weight off your mind.

As the years advance

Maybe you need help managing finances for elderly parents, or perhaps you know someone who has no family and can no longer look after themselves.  Our later life specialists can help to arrange the affairs for mentally incapacitated and vulnerable people. We will act with professionalism and compassion, with a view to providing the best possible care and management tailored to each individual’s circumstances.

Whatever stage you are at on your journey, we would be proud to act as your trusted adviser. Get in touch with Coole Bevis LLP – wherever your journey takes you, we’ll be right there with you.


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