Cunningtons virus position

Following the announcement of the Prime Minster on 23rd March 2020 our offices are now CLOSED. A skeleton staff will be operating remotely where possible. Please contact us by email (and, but only where necessary, by post; our letter boxes remain open at this time). Whilst there will inevitably be some disruption to service, we […]

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Family isolation issues - COVID-19

At Cunningtons we understand that matters concerning your family life are amongst the most stressful things that you could ever have to deal with.  In addition to that stress, we are now facing unprecedented times with the threat of the coronavirus – and all the new pressures that come with it. The Family Law team […]

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Nikah wedding ceremony

For a marriage to be legally recognised in England and Wales it must comply with certain legal requirements. Even if your marriage is recognised by your community or religion, it may not be a lawful marriage according to English Law. A Court of Appeal decision ruled that the marriage of a woman who wed her […]

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Solicitor vacancy in Brighton

Are you a Residential Property Solicitor looking for an exciting chance to work at an award winning firm? The Firm We are sympathetic & supportive throughout, which reflects in our great employee retention (the Senior Partners started as a paralegal with the firm), teamwork is key, along with excellent customer service skills. We treat both […]

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Opportunities for IHT-free giving

As we approach the end of tax year 2019/2020 on the 5th April 2020 now is a good time to make use of your annual exemption for gifts – if you have no already done so. Making use of ‘gifts’ Everyone has an annual exemption of £3,000.00 which allows you to make gifts of assets […]

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Free Wills in March 2020

Free Wills from Cunningtons for over 55s this March During the month of March 2020, Cunningtons Solicitors LLP will be taking part in Free Wills Month. Free Wills Month is organised by a number of different charities; the scheme is designed to reinforce the need for everyone to have a professionally-drawn up Will, while raising […]

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Siblings and inheritance tax

Currently, in England and Wales only those who are married or civil partners do not have any inheritance tax to pay on assets left to them by their spouse. Any other class of people who live together do not enjoy the same inheritance rights and can potentially see an inheritance tax bill of 40% of […]

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Brighton seafront

Brighton has been London-by-Sea for years, and Cunningtons have been conveyancing in Brighton since 2004. Our friendly team offer a free competitive quotation and personal contact – you can see why we get such great reviews!

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No-fault divorce in 2020

Will a no-fault divorce be available in 2020? We look at the benefits of this important potential change in the law.

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Intestacy is easy to avoid

In the event an individual dies in England and Wales without a Will or their Will only disposes of part of their assets then their residuary estate (or the undisposed part of) will fall under the Rules of Intestacy. The current Rules of Intestacy came into force on 1st October 2014 and under these Rules, […]

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Changes to inheritance tax

Inheritance Tax or ‘the dreaded tax’ as it’s sometimes known continues to rise, with HMRC receiving £5.4 billion in 2018/19, compared to £5.2 billion the previous year. A review of inheritance tax by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS), requested by Chancellor Philip Hammond, has suggested several changes to make Inheritance Tax on gifts to […]

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Selling Your Home Tips

Selling your home is literally a life-changing decision. With the amount of money you’ve got locked away in it, it had better come up with the goods! So how do you get the most money from selling your home, in the shortest time? We’ve pulled together some information from experts who claim to have the […]

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