I'm ill. Will the court adjourn the hearing?

The courts are regularly faced with requests to adjourn of hearings, deadlines and trials of matters. Those who write to the court asking for an adjournment tend (regardless of whether a reply is received from the court/the other side or not) to not attend the hearing and the decision is left with…


To insure or not to insure? Buildings insurance for commercial properties

When you are thinking of entering into a commercial lease, insurance is one of the main considerations for both parties. But what exactly does insurance cover and what happens if you need to claim on the insurance? Buildings insurance As with any property, it is vital to obtain buildings insurance…


Weighing up your options: The merits of pursuing a personal injury claim

You may have noticed that on our website and in our personal injury blogs / social media, we often use the phrase “Not sure if you have a claim? It can’t hurt to ask!”. Because we offer a free consultation before commencing any claim, we encourage people to give us a call or pop in and have a chat…


Overtaking Vehicles: A Liability Minefield

Imagine the scenario: you’re running late for a wedding, you’re still fifty miles away and you’re stuck in a queue of slow moving traffic behind a tractor. As you hit a straight bit of road, the temptation is to take a punt and overtake the lot… But what about the risks? What if a vehicle comes…


Medical Negligence update: working for patients

Our solicitors work on a wide range of medical negligence claims. It is an area of work in which emotions often run high, given the often severe nature of injuries caused by medical error. It is therefore particularly important that such claims are handled with the utmost care and respect, to…


Whodunnit: Identifying the correct Defendant

When you bring a personal injury claim, the person (or company) against whom you bring the claim is called the defendant. In most cases, identifying the defendant is relatively straightforward. For example, in most road traffic accidents, the defendant is the driver who caused the accident. Or, if…


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…


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…


Limitation Periods – The End of the Road

In England and Wales, almost all claims are subject to some form of limitation; a deadline by which the Claimant needs to bring the proceedings. Unfortunately, calculating the limitation period can be difficult as limitation periods vary depending on the type of claim. This article explores the…


Autumn Statement: Summary of Proposals

Last Wednesday saw the Chancellor provide the nation with an update on the country’s finances in the usual Autumn Statement. This year's was particularly notable because the Chancellor announced the abolition of the Autumn Statement and the movement of the budget to the Autumn. As is to be…