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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…


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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 However, there is concern that the process for making an LPA is slow and outdated.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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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,…