Ed Smith


T. 0113 297 1875
E. esmith@levisolicitors.co.uk

Ed Smith joined Levi Solicitors LLP in October 2014 as a trainee solicitor. He qualified in 2015 and is a solicitor in the dispute resolution department dealing with commercial, property disputes and professional negligence matters.

Dispute resolution

Ed has expertise in commercial and residential property litigation. He acts for both commercial landlords and tenants in lease disputes, dilapidations claims and forfeiture actions. On the residential side, he can assist in matters such as boundary disputes, possession claims, nuisance issues and rights of way disputes.

Ed also acts for clients in relation to professional negligence. While Ed’s professional negligence work is mainly acting for claimants, he also has experience on working on cases on behalf of professional indemnity insurers of solicitors in defending professional negligence cases.

Licensing

Ed is also an established licensing practitioner with over 10 years’ experience. He has acted for operators of:

  • bars;
  • pubs;
  • nightclubs;
  • restaurants;
  • off-licences;
  • petrol stations; and
  • festivals.

Ed appears before Licensing Sub-Committees and has been extremely successful in obtaining and protecting licences for all of his clients.

Ed acts as a primary contact for local authorities and police forces in respect of his clients’ licensed premises. He has advised design companies and Premises Licence Holders in respect of investment projects and has guided clients on training programmes for staff.

In his spare time Ed plays football, squash and golf. He is also a member of the Management Committee of Hyde Park Unity Day.

| Ed's clients' testimonials speak for themselves