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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We speak your language



At Levi Solicitors LLP, understanding your needs and queries is paramount. We are proud that we can offer staff who can speak over 10 different languages. So, if you’re not comfortable speaking in English, we may be able to offer you a solicitor who can speak to you in your first language. It’s not just the western European languages we can help…

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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 developed our online legal services meaning that, if you…

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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 become the legal owner of a piece of land by…

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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, further expense and uncertainty for loved ones. If you…

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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 increase the number of people eligible for help, if…

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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 2020. The documentary showed that the…

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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 regarding the ban on evictions. In this article,…

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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 lockdown, the rules have changed frequently. Indeed,…

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