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Do I need to update my Will?

Do I need to update my Will?

Have you made a will? Recent research shows that only half of UK adults over 30 have a will in place. Indeed, many of those who do have a will may need to update it. 4 to 10 March 2024 is Update Your Will Week, so let’s look at why this is important. | Do You Have A...

APIL | Injury Awareness Week

APIL | Injury Awareness Week

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Injury Awareness Week takes place this year between 26 – 30 June 2023. 30,000 people in the UK are injured by negligence every week on average and these injuries can have serious and lifelong consequences. This...

Debunking myths about wills

Debunking myths about wills

This Dying Matters Awareness Week, we are encouraging everyone to talk about and plan for after their death. One of the best ways to plan for the future is to make a will. Unfortunately, we hear the same myths about wills time and again. So we're here to clear things...

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2023

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2023

Talking about dying isn’t easy. That’s why we are supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week to encourage everyone to get talking in a way which works for them. Dying Matters is a campaign run by the charity, Hospice UK. This year, Dying Matters Awareness Week 2023 is...

Levi Solicitors are number one!

Levi Solicitors are number one!

Levi Solicitors has been ranked the number one law firm in West Yorkshire by ReviewSolicitors. ReviewSolicitors bases their rankings on verified client reviews over the last year, the firms' accreditations, experience and other information. It has placed us at number...

Julie walked through February for charity

Julie walked through February for charity

Julie Thornton from our Wills and Probate team at our Moortown office has been walking her way through February supporting the Anthony Nolan (AN) charity. Anthony Nolan is a charity that makes lifesaving connections between patients in need and incredible strangers...

Why should I use a solicitor to make a will?

Why should I use a solicitor to make a will?

If you want to make a will there are a few options: Have a go at it yourself Use an unregulated will writer or Use a specialist solicitor. | Can I write my own will?A will is such an important document that it really is worth doing it properly. The laws surrounding...

Wills and probate made easier for you

Wills and probate made easier for you

At Levi Solicitors, we are always working on ways to make life easier for you. Recently we have looked at how we can make making a will or lasting power of attorney, or dealing with the estate of a deceased loved one, simpler and more efficient. Many of our wills and...

Who can inherit if there is no will?

Who can inherit if there is no will?

When a person dies without leaving a will, it is known as dying ‘intestate’. If someone dies without making a will, the Rules of Intestacy will determine how the estate will be administered. This will also apply where someone made a will in their lifetime, but it is...

Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence compensation claim

| What is a medical negligence compensation claim?   A medical negligence compensation claim is a specific area of law that deals with claims against people who provide us with the healthcare that we need to keep us healthy, and to look after us when we get unwell. ...

What does IHT tax mean?

What does IHT tax mean?

IHT is a tax on the estate of someone who has died. Most often, an estate will include all property, possessions and money owned by the deceased at their time of death. It is a tax that does not apply to every estate and is only payable by estates with a value greater...

Civil litigation claims track – explained

Civil litigation claims track – explained

Once the case has been issued it will be allocated to a ‘track’. This sets out the process the claim has to follow and a timescale within which it should be done.   The three different tracks are:  Small claims  Fast track  Multi-track  | Small claims track The small...

Personal Injury Trusts

Personal Injury Trusts

| What is a PIT? If you currently receive means tested benefits and are due to receive a compensation payment for an injury, you may lose some or all of your entitlement to the benefits if your capital goes above the capital limit. Placing a compensation payment into...

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