Company administration: the basics

We will have all read in the news recently about the large department store chains going into administration. Then more recently, about the collapse of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire. 22 restaurants have closed, and 1,000 people are expected to lose their jobs as the company goes into…


Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims

While not particularly glamourous or exciting, debt recovery is an important part of many businesses.   While some choose to deal with certain elements of debt recovery in-house, some outsource it to legal services providers such as solicitors.   Prior to issuing any proceedings at Court, parties…


Money talks: Considerations before issuing a debt claim

It can be extremely frustrating when someone owes you money. However, many people are quick to throw themselves into the idea of suing someone for the money that is owed to them. It is worth considering the following before taking legal action and issuing a debt claim. Can you settle the dispute…


Rent arrears top tips

When your tenant hasn’t paid his rent it can be extremely frustrating and can cause you an array of problems. So what can you do about it and what should you do to make things easier for you? Here are our rent arrears top tips for residential landlords. Keep a record Make sure you keep a record of…


Where’s my money? Recovering unpaid debt

Are you owed a significant amount of money? Reports show that 9 million people in the UK are in serious debt and the average UK household debt is now at a record of £13,000! So with this increase, how do you recover what is owed to you? We look at the steps you need to take to sue for an unpaid…


Somebody owes me money; how do I sue them?

Receiving payment for goods and services provided is fundamental to keep a business running. However, the vast majority of businesses have or will face problems with non-paying customers or clients. With the average consumer debt per household in the UK being £7,311.00 (as at March 2017), it is…


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…


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…


Commercial Rent Arrears: The Road to Recovery

When a tenant of a commercial premises cannot pay his rent, what options are available to the landlord to recover the arrears? While there are various options, the landlord must consider what he wants to achieve in the particular circumstances. Let’s look briefly the options for the recovery of…