Legal Services

Wills, Trusts, & Probate Solicitors Brighton

Our Private Client Team provide expert advice to individuals and families on personal legal matters, including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate, and Trusts. Established in the heart of Brighton in 1897, we have helped families manage their estate planning for generations. We are proud to provide outstanding legal advice and support to clients all over the world.

Our friendly and expert Private Client team help people from all walks of life to put their affairs in order.

Whether you are a business owner, an expat with multiple properties, or consider your personal affairs relatively simple, we can help you put the right paperwork in place to protect both yourself and your loved ones.

Our outstanding team are led David Edwards, Managing Director and member of STEP, the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners. We help clients write their Wills, create Lasting Powers of Attorney, manage the probate process when someone dies, and plan for the future with Trusts and Estate Planning.

David Edwards

David has been a Director in the firm since 1986. In addition to his role as Managing Director, David is also Head of the Private Client team.

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From the first phone call I received a professional, caring and knowledgeable service. They were able to answer my many questions and put me at my ease. My finished will was perfect, they help me think of certain situations I’d not considered. Tremendous all round.
Wills, Trust & Probate Services

How our Wills, Trust & Probate solicitors can help

We specialise in the following departments:

Making a Will

Making a Will is an essential act in protecting your family and loved ones in the event of your death.

Our Probate Services

Probate is the legal process followed when someone dies. Trying to understand why and if probate is required, how probate works in the UK, how to apply for probate, and what probate means can be an added stress at an already difficult time.

Our Trust Services

If you are looking to set a property or some money aside for the benefit of someone else, such as your children, then a trust may be a good idea. Trusts can be a useful tool in wealth and succession planning, but they are a highly complex legal area and should be created with the help of an experienced trusts Solicitor.

Making a Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows a person to choose someone else to manage their affairs for them. Under an LPA the person who is chosen to be an attorney can be a friend, relative or a professional person.

About Burt Brill & Cardens

Trusted Sussex solicitors for over 130 years

Our team includes specialists in a number of legal areas, providing you with the expertise you need when you need it most. Whatever your legal issue, we will take the time to understand your situation and tailor our service to meet your needs.

I needed expert advice on a complicated probate matter involving a cross-border estate...David's experience in dealing with such cases gave me confidence that I would be in good hands, and I wasn't disappointed. The whole process proceeded much more smoothly than I had dared hope, and the final bill was exactly in line with the estimate that I was originally given.
Our services

Our legal services areas

Wills, Trust & Probate

Protect your family and loved ones with our estate planning services.

Our private client team deal with a range of matters from writing your Will to getting help as an Executor.


Moving home, extending a Lease, or setting up shop for your own business?

Our expert property solicitors offer a high-quality service, essential when dealing with your property.

Dispute Resolution

Have you become embroiled in a dispute or been given negligent advice?

Our PLNA-accredited team are highly experienced in delivering results for our clients.


Get in touch

Speak to one of our solicitors today. We would love to hear from you and discuss any legal issues you may have and how we can assist you.

Find Us

30 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1FL