Disputes over forged wills



Will forgery is unfortunately quite familiar to contentious probate solicitors and the court. The High Court recently looked at an interesting dispute over a suspected forged will, which we will look at in this article. | How would I know if someone has forged a will? There are several factors that might lead you to believe that a will has been…

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Government proposes to modernise the Lasting Power of Attorney process



There are over five million registered Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) in England and Wales. And this number has increased considerably over the last few years. However, there is concern that the process for making an LPA is slow and outdated. As a result, the Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on how to modernise the process for…

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10% off Conveyancing and Wills and Probate for Blue Light Card holders



We at Levi Solicitors appreciate the hard work that goes into working in the NHS, emergency services and armed forces. So we are pleased to work with the Blue Light Card scheme, which offers discounts to those that work within these sectors. We can now proudly offer a 10% discount off our legal fees for our Conveyancing and Wills and Probate…

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An introduction to Litigation



Hazel, a solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department gives an introduction to Litigation and some of the things our Dispute Resolution team can help you with in our latest video. Watch our new Youtube video today;    | Introduction to Litigation Within the video, Hazel answers: What is Litigation? How can a Litigation solicitor help……

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How we can help you challenge your solicitors’ bill



If you are concerned about your solicitors’ bill (also known as a statute bill or invoice), there are ways in which you can challenge the bill. However, it is important to note that there are strict time limits in which to make this challenge. The procedure can be quite complex so we would advise that you seek specialist legal advice from a…

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Janet conquers the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for the MND Association



Levi Solicitors’ Practice Manager, Janet Babington, conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks on 7 August. Inspired by Leeds rugby league legend, Rob Burrow, Janet and some friends signed up to climb the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association). Their aim was to raise £1,260 between them, and…

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What to do if someone sues you



We often write about how to start different types of claims. But how about if you receive a letter before action, or are served with court papers? It can feel very stressful and sometimes overwhelming. In our experience, it is important to act quickly and to be organised. So, what should you do if someone sues you? 1. Instruct solicitors early If…

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Case update: Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton



As a general principle in negligence claims, the court awards damages to put the claimant in the position that they were in before the negligence occurred. On Friday 18 June 2021, the Supreme Court handed down judgment for two cases. It is said that they are the most significant decisions on the scope of liability in negligence cases. The first of…

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Levi Solicitors LLP and Coronavirus



**Updated 21 July 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 continue to encourage the use of telephone or virtual meetings. We respectfully encourage you to wear a face covering (unless…

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How long do I have to make my medical negligence claim?



Limitation in medical negligence | What is limitation? Limitation is the date by which you are required to issue your claim at the Court. This means that you must present a claim form to the Court with the correct issue fee. Your claim form will set out the details of your claim. Once the Court has received your claim form, time is effectively…

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Commercial rent arrears recovery: Reliefs continue until March 2022



At the time of writing, we are 18 months on from the World Health Organisation’s announcement of the global Pandemic. On 14 June 2021, the Government announced that it would be pushing back the lifting of all restrictions. This has brought about a flurry of related new legislation, extensions, reliefs and further pushbacks by the Government.…

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Levi Solicitors sponsors young rugby player, Isaac Coleman



We are very proud to continue to sponsor young rugby player, Isaac Coleman. 19-year-old Isaac plays back row for the Bradford Bulls Academy under 19s team. He has been playing rugby league since he was only eight years old, and has now been playing with Bradford Bulls since he joined their scholarship programme when he was 14. Isaac has ambitions…

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Clinical negligence jargon-buster



Clinical negligence can be a minefield of complicated terminology. We’re here to make it all make more sense so have put together a glossary of terms that you might come across in a clinical negligence claim. | Clinical negligence This is also referred to as medical negligence or medical malpractice. Clinical negligence refers to failings in the…

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Case update: Limitation in professional negligence claims where barrister gives more than one advice



If you are bringing a professional negligence claim, you must do so within a strict time limit known as limitation. But if a solicitor or barrister gives two pieces of negligent advice on two occasions, when does the limitation period begin? We look at a recent case that looked at just this point. | Limitation in professional negligence matters…

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31 May 2021: End of the residential eviction ban



Over the last year or so, the Government introduced measures to protect tenants who have faced financial hardship as a result of the Covid pandemic. Longer notice periods, a ban on evictions and, for a time, there were no possession hearings at Court. The Government has now announced that, “thanks to the success of the vaccine programme and the…

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Relief from forfeiture for non-payment of rent



With the ban on commercial evictions due to lift on 30 June, we thought now would be a good time to refresh on applications for relief from forfeiture. Not least because a recent Court of Appeal decision has clarified how quickly those applications must be made. | Forfeiture Briefly, forfeiture is a way for a landlord to end a commercial lease if…

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