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Brighton Festivals 2015

Happy New Year! And what a year 2015 promises to be for those of us lucky enough to live in and around Brighton and Hove. Down here on the Sussex coast, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to festivals. The next 12 months…

Dementia Friends Initiative

The Alzheimer’s Society launched its ‘Dementia Friends’ Initiative back in February 2014. Since then the joint campaign with Public Health England has successfully enabled people to help those with dementia by developing understanding of the condition. This help can take many forms, from practical assistance…

Groups and Activities for Older People in Brighton & Hove

Labels like old, elderly, senior citizen, and worst still old age pensioner have no place in today’s society. The truth is that we all have the right to live a full, active and dignified life regardless of our age. As we grow older, it’s all…

How Do I Protect My Finances As I Get Older?

As we get older, we turn our attention more and more to planning for the future and making provisions for all eventualities. We want everything to be in place to ensure that our affairs are managed correctly when we can no longer make our own…

Dangers for First Time Buyers

The property market is currently filled to the brim with flats and properties which are not exactly first-rate. There is also an atmosphere of urgency, causing a big rush to buy and sell. However, the consequences of this attitude can lead to gaining a property…

Claiming Against an Estate – Who Can Claim?

We take a look at the issue of claiming against an estate. Burt Brill & Cardens Solicitors have years of experience in this area and offer dedicated Will writing services – do feel free to contact us for a no-obligation enquiry should an issue in this article…

10 Reasons to Live in Sussex

From the Sussex Downs to the beautiful towns and villages that scatter the countryside, we think that Sussex is one of the best places to live in the country. To sum up why we love Sussex and the surrounding area so much, we’ve put together…

What is Capital Gains Tax on Inherited Property?

Capital Gains Tax is defined as the tax on the chargeable gain or profit on the disposal of an asset, for example when you complete a sale or dispose of a large asset. The tax is on the gain you make rather than the actual…

How Much Does Divorce Cost? Divorce Costs Explained

There are a number of different financial responsibilities to consider when filing for divorce in the UK. At some point in the process, you will have to contemplate how much divorce costs, and in this article we look at a summary of the charges, and…

Why Has the Number of Contentious Probate Claims Increased?

More and more people are protesting Wills. The Independent reported back in January 2013, that the number of cases declaring whole Wills as invalid had almost doubled. Moreover, London’s High Court had seen a 700% rise in the number of actions challenging provisions made in…

Walks in Sussex – 5 Walks for Summer in Sussex

Sussex is a beautiful part of the world. Walks in Sussex are known throughout the country – and this area, along with Kent, is often described as one of the most varied landscapes in the UK. In this blog post, we reflect on the good…