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Wills & Probate: Doing it yourself

Are DIY Wills and Probate a Good Idea? DIY Wills and Probate have gained in popularity over the last few years. Interestingly though, we have seen a marked increase in contentious Wills and Probate matters. Are the two linked? It is highly likely. Increases in…

SouthDowns Dog is Revealed

All of the team at Burt Brill & Cardens solicitors along with artist Kellie Miller are delighted to unveil our SouthDowns Dog. You can now find him standing happily on the pavement in Old Steine between our offices and the Royal Albion Hotel. [caption id="attachment_908" align="aligncenter" width="650"]…

Brighton & Hove for Kids – A Guide for Mums and Dads

Brighton & Hove is a wonderful place to start a family and bring up children. Surrounded by natural beauty including an amazing beach and the South Downs, with independent cafes and shops at every turn, and a cultural calendar chock full of delights for all…

Snowdogs by the Sea Brighton

At Burt Brill & Cardens Solicitors, we are always on the look out for opportunities to celebrate and give back to the city of Brighton, a place that we have been a part of for over 100 years. When we heard about the Snowdogs by…

Fast Track Buy-to-Let Conveyancing

If you’re thinking about investing in a buy-to-let property, it is important to act soon. Changes announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the 2015 July Budget are expected to come into effect from 1st April. The changes are subject to a consultation which closed on…

Can you Disinherit your Children?

Disinheriting your Children The question in the recent case of Ilot –v- Mitson, was whether a mother could disinherit her daughter who she had fallen out with almost 30 years earlier. The case which rumbled on for over ten years has finally been decided. The…

Brighton Architecture: A Guide

Brighton architecture is both diverse and impressive. Famous for our regency squares and the dramatic Royal Pavilion, the city is also graced with many more lesser known architectural treasures. In fact, there are over 1200 listed structures with ‘special architectural or historical interest,’ in the…

Claiming An inheritance

Can you claim against the estate of your parent if you were not included in the Will? There has been a recent case which highlights the issues the Court will look at.

Who inherits if I die without a Will?

The Intestacy Rules determine who gets your estate if you die without a Will. October 2014 brought us the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014, which included important changes to the Intestacy Rules (for England and Wales). We take you through the changes and outline…