Conveyancing Fraud 'A Canker on Society'

Our case before the Supreme Court Levi Solicitors LLP has obtained the permission of the Supreme Court to appeal against an order of the Court of Appeal dated 13 September 2018. Hearings in the Supreme Court in civil cases are relatively rare. Last year 85 appeals were heard.  Only cases of the…


I have fallen out with my neighbour what should I do?

Home owners and renting tenants will not (for obvious reasons) move into properties with the intention of causing trouble or conflict with their new neighbours.  However unfortunately disputes between neighbours can happen. Issues can include: Boundary disputes; Access issues (e.g. rights of way…


Levi Solicitors awarded Cyber Essentials Certificate

Levi Solicitors are delighted to announce they have been awarded the Cyber Essentials Certificate of Assurance effective from 22 February 2019. Cyber Essentials helps organisations guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate their commitment to cyber security. The Cyber Essentials…


Rising service charges in the rental market

Service Charges on your flat. Are you paying too much? Flat owners are routinely required to pay service charges to the owner of their building (the Landlord). In recent years, the average service charges have increased dramatically. A recent study found that service charges for new build…


New statistics about wills in the UK

Wills by nature are not something people think a lot about and are often associated with the elderly. Recent research carried out by Royal London, YouGov, IRN Research and Orchard has revealed some interesting statistics about wills. Here are some of the most striking statistics: 5.4 million…


What is whistleblowing?

There is legislation to protect employees if they ‘blow the whistle’ on their employer. If an employee is dismissed because they have ‘blown the whistle’ their dismissal is considered unfair. Unlawful Detriment Furthermore, employees are also entitled to be protected from any unlawful detriment…


New Year Renovations

The new year can be a great time to spruce up your property. Many owners are often looking to carry out minor or major alterations to their property.  However before rolling up your sleeves or instructing a builder – it is important to consider what planning permission you may need. Types of…


National Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Levi Solicitors staff got into the Christmas spirit by taking part in National Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December and fundraising for DKMS. DKMS works in the areas of blood cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. It raises awareness for the need for donors for hematopoietic…


Dealing with Social Media Estates and Digital Assets

Dealing with a social media estates and digital assets Dealing with a deceased person’s estate involves gathering in their assets and distributing them in accordance with their will. If there is no will the ‘rules of intestacy’ apply. Finding out what assets a person had used to…


Professional negligence FAQ's

What is professional negligence? Professional negligence occurs where a professional fails to perform his responsibilities to the required standard – i.e. the level required of a reasonably competent person in their profession) and their failing has caused you loss.  What type of…