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Probate court fees to rise in May

Probate court fees to rise in May

Following a consultation last year, the Government is increasing the probate court fee by 10%. | Probate court fees A court fee is usually payable when applying for probate. There is no fee if the estate is valued at £5,000 or less. If it is over £5,000, the...

Renters (Reform) Bill: Can the Courts cope?

Renters (Reform) Bill: Can the Courts cope?

The government has pledged to bring in the Renters (Reform) Bill and end “no fault evictions” before the next general election. For more information on this, read our previous blogs on the topic. In fact, it looks likely to be back in the House of Commons next week. ...

We speak your language

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 many 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...

Newly Qualified Solicitor – Connor King

Newly Qualified Solicitor – Connor King

Congratulations to Connor King, who has this week qualified as a solicitor, staying in the firm’s Wills, Probate and Estate Planning team. Connor joined Levi back in June 2021 as a paralegal in the Dispute Resolution team, working in Ed Smith’s team on property...

Medical Negligence team’s settlement success

Medical Negligence team’s settlement success

Our medical negligence team, led by Debra Woolfson, has recently had some great successes in settling claims for clients* who have suffered because their treatment was not to the standard that it should have been. While we have recovered financial compensation for the...

New partner announcement: Gemma Horner

New partner announcement: Gemma Horner

We are delighted to confirm the promotion of Gemma Horner to partner in our highly respected dispute resolution team. The promotion brings the firm’s total number of partners to 12. Gemma has been with Levi since she qualified as a solicitor in 2019. Altogether, Gemma...

Connor’s half marathon success for SADS UK

Connor’s half marathon success for SADS UK

Trainee Solicitor, Connor King and his sister-in-law, Abi, ran a half marathon in November for charity. He took on the Conwy Half Marathon on 19 November, raising money to support research into Sudden Arrhythmic/Adult Death Syndrome UK (SADS UK). Fundraising for this...

How to protect children when making your will

How to protect children when making your will

Creating a will is a crucial step in planning for the future. And if you have children, protecting them will be at the forefront of your mind. Making provisions for your children in your will ensures that their financial and guardianship needs are met in the event of...

Correcting a mistake in a contract

Correcting a mistake in a contract

We have all been there. You have agreed a contract, which can be a lengthy process in itself, only to realise there is a mistake in the contract. When mistakes happen they can cause issues even with the most solid agreements. These mistakes can sometimes be a...

New Research Shows Demand For Downsizing

New Research Shows Demand For Downsizing

According to new research, a third of people moving house in the current market are downsizing. However, the increase in interest and mortgage rates were not the main driver behind the decision to move a smaller house. Quickmove Properties surveyed around 7,000 UK...

Fixed Recoverable Costs

Fixed Recoverable Costs

From the 1 October 2023 the Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) regime will extended for claims up to £100,000 and the extension will take effect through changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). This means that only a fixed amount of costs (as set out in the tables...

Why should I avoid unqualified will writers?

Why should I avoid unqualified will writers?

We always advise that it is best to instruct a specialist wills solicitor to prepare your will. This is because using unqualified, rogue will writers can be risky and potentially harmful for several reasons. Here are some key reasons why you should avoid using...

Solicitors clock up miles for ANDYSMANCLUB

Solicitors clock up miles for ANDYSMANCLUB

The team at Levi Solicitors embark on a month-long charity challenge throughout September. The challenge will see 26 colleagues walking, running, cycling and finding other ways to reach their goal of clocking up 89 miles before the end of September. We have picked 89...

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