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Coole Bevis LLP

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Brighton, Horsham, Hove, Worthing

South East: Private client

Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 4

Coole Bevis LLP

Coole Bevis LLP acts on the full range of finance and children matters, many of which involve an international element and assets including pensions and company holdings. Collaborative lawyer Susan Knight spearheads the work, often working with accountants. Charlotte Youdan represents children and guardians in complex care proceedings and Claire Parsons  is a mediator.

Practice head(s):Susan Knight

Other key lawyers:Charlotte Youdan; Claire Parsons


'Susan Knight is extremely experienced and knowledgeable and is a good tactician.'

'Susan Knight is excellent – a red meat litigator when she has to be, but decent and fair and is also really good at the collaborative. Well respected.'

Work highlights

  • Represented a wife in contested divorce and financial proceedings which included inherited and business assets and trust funds.
  • Acted for a father opposing an application by the mother for leave to remove a child out of the UK. The matter was not resolved through mediation and proceeded to a final two day hearing.
Leading individuals

Susan Knight - Coole Bevis LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 2

Coole Bevis LLP

At Coole Bevis LLP Jenny Murphy counts regional Court of Protection work as a major part of her practice; she is on the Panel of Deputies and drafts lasting powers of attorney in addition to her broader private client work. Alex Bowers is noted for the handling of complex estate and tax planning work, often with an overseas element and the team, including Emily Wardrope, handles a large number of trusts and estate administration and probate cases.

Practice head(s):Jenny Murphy

Other key lawyers:Alex Bowers; Emily Wardrope

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 3

Coole Bevis LLP

Oliver Maxwell-Jones, whose expertise spans commercial property transactions, landlord and tenant and financing, heads the Coole Bevis LLP  group. Nicola Hunt's clients are made up of individuals, companies and charities and Jeff Streater is handling a range of land purchases and lease issues.

Practice head(s):Oliver Maxwell-Jones 

Other key lawyers:Nicola Hunt; Jeff Streater

Work highlights

  • Advised on the acquisition of a garden centre and the transaction was then conducted following an expedited auction process. The property was acquired subject to six retail concessions and the transaction was valued at  £6.7m.
  • Acted for a client who agreed on the sale of land with vacant possession. A further agreement has been reached with the agricultural tenant for him to surrender his  tenancy and completion was conditional on environmental surveys.
  • Acted for a client in the charity sector regarding the sale of a freehold property. The property was held in trust for the specific local society and there were issues as that society was disbanding.
  • Acted for an international lender on a refinancing of part of a property portfolio which comprised numerous mixed-use freehold properties.
  • Assisted a client on the acquisition of a  development site for the construction of  commercial units. The site is adjacent to a larger site which is being developed into residential dwellings. A condition of the planning permission for the residential development, was the construction of the new commercial units.

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