Kevin Smyth

Kevin Smyth

Position: Partner and Head of Litigation
Family Department
Brighton, East Grinstead and Worthing

Telephone: 01273 604123


Kevin Smyth is a Senior Partner and Head of the Family Department at Burt Brill & Cardens.

Kevin has many years of experience in successfully advising and representing clients on wide range sensitive family law matters, including:

  • Cohabitation
  • Property Disputes following the breakdown of a relationship
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Civil Partnerships and Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Ancillary Relief
  • Contact and Residence Orders.

Professional Background

  • Admitted Solicitor of the Supreme Court - July 1973
  • Partner of Burt Brill & Edwards 1975-1986
  • A founding Partner of Burt Brill & Cardens 1986 to date. Head of Litigation since 1986
  • Special areas of practice: Family, professional negligence, employment, commercial disputes and mediation.

Professional Appointments

  • Appointed Member of the Court of Appeal's Mediation Panel
  • Former Chairman of Legal Services Commission's Funding Review Committee for the South Eastern No 2 Area 1999/2000 and Joint Chairman of the Southern No 3 Area 2001
  • Currently a Nominated Chairman of Committees hearing Review Applications and Appeals against decisions of the Legal Services Commission Special Cases Unit
  • Independent Adjudicator appointed by Legal Services Commission to determine Appeal and Review Applications (both SCU and non SCU cases).

Membership of Professional Organisations

Membership of Law Society Panels

  • Family Law Panel (since June 1999)
  • Civil/Commercial Mediation Panel (Practitioner Member since August 2002)

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What Our Clients Say

I cannot thank you enough or praise you as a person and divorce solicitor more. Having been through the horrible experience, it takes a very special person to be able to really help a divorce client and I had total faith in your judgment and honest and open thoughts.

You have been an absolute star. Thank you for supporting me, listening to me and not judging me at all.

Most of all I wish to send my deepest thanks to you both professionally and personally for the work undertaken on my behalf. It was greatly appreciated

Your service and support were of immense comfort and value…I felt at all times you acted in my very best interests and I could not have wished for better representation.

Many thanks...for your professionalism and support in bringing our divorce to a conclusion. You made a difficult process as painless as I think it could be, and I am very grateful to you for your flexibility and clarity as things progressed.

Thanks to you and your as ever brilliant advice.

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