The Square Ball

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…


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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…


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…


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…


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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…