Levi Solicitors LLP’s success in the Court of Appeal

Steven Newdall and his litigation team at Levi Solicitors LLP are pleased to report their most recent success in the Court of Appeal in the case of Graham Leslie -v- Farrar Construction Limited [2016] EWCA. This was an appeal of a dispute between a property developer and a building company in relation to overpayment of costs, which was originally heard in the Technology and Construction Court.

The full judgment can be read here:

Leslie v Farrar 2016 EWCA judgment

If you have a dispute and would like a free initial consultation, please call Steven Newdall, the Head of our Commercial Litigation department, direct on 0113 297 3187.


Steven Newdall

Litigation Court | Levi Solicitors Leeds, Wakefield Manchester

Court fee rise (again)

On 21 March 2016 there was yet another increase in Court fees, among which were fees relating to starting proceedings for recovery of land in the County Court which have risen from £280 to £355.
This comes after the controversial hike in Court fees that took place in April 2015. This relentless increase in Court fees will no doubt have a serious impact on access to justice with many potential claimants being unable to commence proceedings.
The prevalent fee changes are summarised as follows:

Type of fee Increase
Possession claims in County Court Increase from £280 to £355(£250 to £325 for online claims)
General application by consent in civil proceedings Increase from £50 to £100
Contested application made on notice in civil proceedings Increase from £155 to £255


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