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Can I sue my builder or construction professional?

When you instruct a builder, you are relying upon their expertise; to advise and to carry out the agreed works, in accordance with your instructions. Generally, people instruct builders to carry out specialist works. It is therefore unsurprising that legal protections exist to give you the right to…


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Can I claim against a wills and probate solicitor?

When you instruct a solicitor, you rely upon their expertise and that they will carry out your instructions. A solicitor in turn, is expected to exercise ‘reasonable care, skill and diligence’ in dealing with your instructions. What constitutes ‘reasonable care, skill and diligence’ varies from…


what is professional negligence

What is professional negligence?

Our professional negligence solicitors have many years’ experience in recovering compensation for people who have been let down by a professional person. But what exactly is professional negligence? What is professional negligence? Simply put, “professional negligence” occurs where you hire someone…


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Why use a solicitor?

On 14 October, we joined the Law Society on Twitter to discuss the benefits and value that clients can receive from instructing a solicitor, rather than choosing to deal with the issue on their own. If you were not able to follow the chat, here is how Gemma Horner answered the questions. 1. What…


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Business Interruption Insurance. What does the FCA Test Case mean for you?

On 16 March 2020, in response to the increasing number of cases of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom, the Government issued guidance requesting that people begin working from home where possible; avoiding unnecessary travel; and stopping non-essential contact with others. On 23 March 2020, the…


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Congratulations to our newest Partner, Ed Smith

We are delighted to announce the promotion of litigation solicitor, Ed Smith, to Partner. Ed joined Levi Solicitors as a trainee solicitor in 2014 and qualified into the Dispute Resolution team in 2015. He is based in the firm’s Leeds office and specialises in licensing work, property disputes and…


professional negligence pre-action protocol

Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence - your frequently asked questions

What is the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence? The Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence (“the Pre-Action Protocol”) forms part of the Civil Procedure Rules. It applies when someone wishes to claim against a ‘’professional’’ as a result of that…


professional negligence cases

2019 - A year in professional negligence cases

As we approach the end of the year we look back at the professional negligence cases heard in England and Wales in 2019. Before we start looking at the case law, it is important to remember that litigation is a last resort in a professional negligence claim. Most cases are settled between the…


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I have found a problem in my new house, what can I do?

Moving home is an exciting time in everybody’s lives. Our conveyancing department regularly receive calls from their clients following completion of purchases thanking them for guiding them through what can often be quite a stressful time in their lives. Unfortunately, house stress does not always…


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Case update: Professional negligence claims against personal injury lawyers

This week, the Supreme Court has given its judgment in a professional negligence claim against personal injury lawyers. We take a look at the facts of the case and the Court’s decision Professional negligence claims against personal injury lawyers Where a professional negligence matter…