executing a will

Executing a will while social distancing

People often ask me whether they need a solicitor to make a will. While you can certainly make a will without a solicitor, the risks are high. A solicitor will make sure that all bases are covered: that your estate is protected as well as possible from avoidable Inheritance Tax; that your assets go…


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Directors' duties: a case update

A recent case concerning the Stobart Group concerning a dissenting company director. We consider the decision and the lessons that can be learned by other company directors in relation to their duties. Stobart v Tinkler – background Mr Tinkler was the former CEO of Stobart. Then, following a…


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Employment Tribunal judges release FAQs arising from the Covid-19 pandemic

The Judges in charge of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and Scotland have today issued a joint document so that the users of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and in Scotland can find answers to frequently asked questions in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Employment…


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Coronavirus Act 2020: Protections for commercial tenants

The Coronavirus pandemic is causing untold difficulties for businesses of all types. In order to attempt to help those businesses and the individuals who work for them, the Government has introduced various temporary measures. These include the ability for businesses to furlough employees while the…


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Emergency Coronavirus measures for landlords and tenants

We wrote last week about the Government’s proposed ‘ban on evictions’ and mortgage holiday for landlords. Since then, the Government has finalised its emergency Coronavirus measures to look after both landlords and tenants. More detail is now available about how the ban will work,…


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Levi Solicitors LLP Conveyancing – COVID-19 Guidance

*Updated 26 March 2020* In order to comply with current Government guidance and to exercise recommended practice to protect our staff and our clients from COVID-19 we have now closed our offices to the public and for the time being our staff are working from home where possible. Whilst calls are…


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Levi Solicitors LLP and Coronavirus

*Updated 25 March 2020* At Levi Solicitors LLP, the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff is paramount. We are monitoring the Government guidance on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak day-by-day. As a result of the Government’s latest guidance, we have temporarily closed our offices.…


fit for human habitation

Are your rental properties fit for human habitation?

In 2019, the Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) Act 2018 (“the Act”) introduced new obligations on residential landlords in relation to the condition of their rental properties. This only applied to new tenancies created after 20 March 2019. However, as of 20 March 2020, this now extends to all…


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Adapting your business in the face of Covid-19

With the Government asking pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes to close last Friday, owners of bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs are looking at other ways to keep cashflow moving. A number of routinely on-sales premises are moving to offering off-sales and delivery of food.  We are seeing various…


ban on evictions

Government announces temporary ban on evictions

The current Coronavirus pandemic is having wide-reaching effects on our day to day lives. With many businesses making redundancies or closing down (permanently or temporarily), people are understandably concerned about how they will make their rent payments. Yesterday (18 March 2020), the…