online legal services

Online legal services: how can we help you?

If you are looking for a solicitor we can help you. Our solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly service to clients across the UK. During the pandemic, businesses had to dramatically adapt their way of working and how they provide their services. At Levi Solicitors LLP, we have…


Company restoration: Your frequently asked questions

We have looked in previous blogs at the different methods of company restoration after dissolution. Here, we answer some of your frequently asked questions about company restoration. What happens when a company is dissolved? A company is a separate legal personality from the members (shareholders)…


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Formation of contract: Intention to create legal relations

A contract in English law is a bargain.  For a contract to be formed, the following five key criteria must be met. There must be: A valid offer; A valid acceptance of that offer; Consideration provided by both parties; (both parties must bring something to the bargain); An intention to create…


Restoration by court order

Following on from my previous article on administrative restoration, in this article I will look at the other side of the coin; restoration of a company by court order. It is not always possible to restore a company by administrative restoration; indeed it is the least common method of restoration.…


Restoration of Companies – Administrative Restoration

The last part of the life cycle of any company is dissolution; where the company is struck off the register of companies. There can be many reasons why a company is dissolved; it may have outlived its usefulness, it may have been administratively struck off by Companies House for non-compliance, or…


What is involved in buying or selling a business?

If you are considering buying or selling an existing business, you will be involved in the transfer of certain business assets. Most sales of a business involve the following assets changing hands: Goodwill The goodwill is the name, reputation and established customer or client base of a business…


Contractual Certainty – The danger of a void

When drawing up a contract, it is vital to achieve certainty in the terms. If there are gaps or the terms are not clear, this can cause major issues for the parties to the contract. The issue of contractual certainty has been highlighted again in a recent decision of the Court of Appeal.……


What is Meant by ‘Close of Business’?

The phrase ‘close of business’ is commonly used by people in professional settings as a designation of time. It is not uncommon to hear somebody request that a task is completed by close of business. But what exactly does ‘close of business’ mean? Although it is generally understood to mean the end…


A Company Director's Duty of Loyalty

Directors are appointed by a company to run its affairs on a day to day basis. They are distinct from shareholders, who are the people who actually own the company. Shareholders delegate their right to manage the company to the directors, who in turn owe an absolute duty of loyalty and trust to the…


Shareholder Disputes: The Importance of Obtaining Early Advice

Last week, the Telegraph reported that litigation has commenced in the High Court between Sir Terence Conran and his former business partner, Des Gunewardena. Sir Terence is well known to the public as a celebrity interior designer, restaurateur and a significant property investor by virtue of his…