The law of defamation in the digital age

As we settle into the digital era, an ever-increasing number of media outlets are being utilised. News stories are now travelling quicker than ever. Platforms such as Twitter are giving individuals a stage to voice their own opinions. However, an increase in the use of media has also been met with…


Jointly-Owned Chattels – Resolving Disputes

Where people jointly-own houses and other real estate, it is common for those people to fall out, and for disputes to arise. The law surrounding these types of disputes is relatively clear, and therefore the method of resolving the disputes is (usually) straightforward. Of course, people sometimes…


Don't let your claim become an unmitigated disaster: Mitigation of loss

Claimants have a responsibility to mitigate their loss if they wish to pursue a claim for damages. Unfortunately, very few people actually know what this means and what steps they have to take to mitigate.  Over a series of two articles I will outline the general scope of the mitigation principle…


Prohibitory Injunctions

 The world of injunctions is a tricky one. There are various types, which include: Prohibitory injunctions; Mandatory injunctions; and Freezing injunctions We have looked at injunctions in more detail in a previous article. In this article, we will focus primarily on prohibitory injunctions. What…


Challenging a will – case update

We have previously written about the principle of “testamentary freedom” – that is the right to dispose of your estate after you die as you wish.  Although an important principle, testamentary freedom is limited by the provisions of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.…


County Court Judgments are on the rise

You may have seen recently in the news that the number of County Court Judgments (CCJs) has risen dramatically. Nearly 300,000 were issued against consumers in the first quarter of 2017. The highest it has been in over 10 years. This trend shows that consumers are spending more money and borrowing…


How can we help you resolve your dispute?

At Levi Solicitors LLP, our specialist dispute resolution solicitors can assist you in resolving almost all types of commercial or personal disputes: from high value professional negligence claims, to recovering an unpaid debt; from a neighbour dispute about an overhanging tree, to a shareholder…


The Blue Pencil Test - Severance of unenforceable contract terms

Contracts can be long and complex documents. Despite the time and effort that is often put in to drafting them they do still sometimes contain clauses that are unenforceable, or otherwise of no effect in law. When it is a whole clause that is invalid (then subject to a severability clause in the…


Is mediation important in court proceedings?

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Thakkar and another v Patel and another [2017] EWCA Civ 117 has re-established the Court’s encouragement towards the use of mediation. The Court awarded a costs sanction against the Defendant for ‘dragging its feet’ in the parties’ attempts to mediate. So what…


If they can’t pay, can I really take it away?

Have you provided goods or services and your customer has not paid up? There are various ways in which you can enforce the unpaid debt against the debtor. We have previously looked at enforcing judgments against companies, but what about where the debtor is an individual? We look at the different…