online legal services

Online legal services: how can we help you?

If you are looking for a solicitor we can help you. Our solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly service to clients across the UK. During the pandemic, businesses had to dramatically adapt their way of working and how they provide their services. At Levi Solicitors LLP, we have…


Amirtharaja

Case update: Adverse possession and rights of way

A recent case has considered a claim for adverse possession where those claiming had a right of way over the land. We take a look at the key points in Amirtharaja v White. | Adverse possession Adverse possession is sometimes referred to colloquially as ‘squatters’ rights’. It is where someone can…


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Levi Solicitors LLP and Coronavirus

**Updated 12 April 2021** In accordance with Government guidance, we are pleased to welcome clients back to our offices. However, the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff remains paramount. So, where possible, we encourage the use of telephone or virtual meetings. Any visits to the office…


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Top 10 reasons to make a will

Every year thousands of people die intestate (without leaving behind a valid will). Many people think that they don’t need one, that they don’t have anything worth leaving behind or that they have plenty of time to make a will. However, dying intestate can cause many problems including delays,…


court fee increase

Government proposals to increase court fees

In March 2021, the Ministry of Justice started a consultation on raising various court fees by 8%. If the proposals are approved, this will be the first court fee increase for five years. At the same time, they are considering changing the threshold for receiving help with court fees. This could…


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Kate Garraway: Finding Derek | Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

Over the last year, we have seen the story of TV presenter Kate Garraway and her husband, Derek Draper, on television and in the news. Last week saw a documentary, “Kate Garraway: Finding Derek”, which told the story of their struggles since Mr Draper was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 in March…


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Further extension on ban on evictions: Update for residential landlords

Throughout the last year, the Government has introduced various measures to protect those tenants struggling financially as a result of the pandemic. As the year has gone on, those rules have changed and dates have been moved. On 10 March 2021, the Government announced further extensions, including…


commercial rent arrears

Commercial rent arrears during the pandemic: An update

Many businesses have had to cease trading or have seen their profits plummet as a result of the pandemic. As a result, the government introduced measures to protect those commercial tenants struggling to pay their rent. However, as the pandemic has continued and with the country in and out of…


International Women’s Day – Celebrating the Levi team

International Women’s Day – Celebrating the Levi team

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years and recognises the achievements of women. This year’s theme is #choosetochallenge. From challenge comes change and collectively, we can create an inclusive world. This week we would like to shine the…


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Budget 2021: Stamp duty holiday extension

On 3 March 2021, the Chancellor made his budget speech. Within this, he announced an extension to the Stamp Duty Holiday that was due to end on 31 March 2021. The extension tapers the stamp duty holiday as follows: No standard Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will be payable on the first £500,000 of the…