Levi Solicitors Sponsors The Square Ball Podcast for 2020/21



We are delighted to confirm that Levi Solicitors LLP will sponsor The Square Ball podcasts for the 2020/21 Premier League season. The Square Ball started as a Leeds United fanzine some 30 years ago. However, it has in more recent years evolved and expanded to also include various podcasts and merchandise. Levi Solicitors have supported The Square…

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Congratulations to our newest Partner, Ed Smith



We are delighted to announce the promotion of litigation solicitor, Ed Smith, to Partner. Ed joined Levi Solicitors as a trainee solicitor in 2014 and qualified into the Dispute Resolution team in 2015. He is based in the firm’s Leeds office and specialises in licensing work, property disputes and professional negligence claims. Clients have…

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Stamp Duty Holiday Update



9 July 2020 – Stamp duty tax update The Chancellor has announced a stamp duty holiday for property purchases up to £500,000 Below is a link to the Government’s guidance notes https://www.gov.uk/guidance/stamp-duty-land-tax-temporary-reduced-rates Reduced rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will apply for residential properties with a completion…

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Adapting Your Licensed Business During The COVID- 19 Crisis



Adapting your licensed business during COVID- 19 Many businesses are seeking to adapt their practices in order to maximise sales and profitability during an unquestionably difficult period.  Leeds City Council’s Entertainment Licensing Department has helpfully produced a guidance document for premises in Leeds that sell food or alcohol for take…

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Business Interruption Insurance: Do I Have a Claim?



The Covid-19 Pandemic has had a devastating impact on the economy. Businesses are closed, staff are on Furlough leave and for many businesses turnover is significantly reduced. Understandably, businesses are turning to their insurance policies for financial assistance. Business Interruption Insurance – Can I Make a Claim? Business Interruption…

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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 to the right people; and that any charities you…

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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 decision to step down, he became an executive…

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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 tribunal information A few issues outlined which relate…

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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 Government pays them 80% of their wage; a ban on…

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Emergency Coronavirus measures for landlords and tenants



9th June 2020: We write with a further update to the situation concerning housing cases and the ongoing COVID19 pandemic The government has now extended its ban on evictions for residential tenants for a further two months, which takes the ban into late August 2020. If you require advice on dealing with tenants during the ongoing pandemic, you can…

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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 being forwarded, we would ask that all…

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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. Despite this, we are very much still open for business.…

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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 residential tenancies. The Act means that landlords…

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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 operators considering whether they are able,…

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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 Government announced emergency measures to protect…

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20% off legal fees for key workers



At Levi Solicitors LLP, we are in awe of the NHS staff and other key workers keeping the country going during these unprecedented times. To say thank you and to give a little back, we are pleased to offer all key workers 20% off all legal fees. Ts and Cs apply. Just let us know that you are a key worker when you make your enquiry, and we’ll make…

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