if someone sues you

What to do if someone sues you

We often write about how to start different types of claims. But how about if you receive a letter before action, or are served with court papers? It can feel very stressful and sometimes overwhelming. In our experience, it is important to act quickly and to be organised. So, what should you do if…


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Case update: Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton

As a general principle in negligence claims, the court awards damages to put the claimant in the position that they were in before the negligence occurred. On Friday 18 June 2021, the Supreme Court handed down judgment for two cases. It is said that they are the most significant decisions on the…


limitation in professional negligence

Case update: Limitation in professional negligence claims where barrister gives more than one advice

If you are bringing a professional negligence claim, you must do so within a strict time limit known as limitation. But if a solicitor or barrister gives two pieces of negligent advice on two occasions, when does the limitation period begin? We look at a recent case that looked at just this point.…


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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…


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Government proposals to increase court fees

In March 2021, the Ministry of Justice started a consultation on raising various court fees by 8%. If the proposals are approved, this will be the first court fee increase for five years. At the same time, they are considering changing the threshold for receiving help with court fees. This could…


Contribution claim

Case update: Contribution claims in professional negligence cases

In cases where more than one party may have been negligent, it is possible for one of the negligent parties to seek a contribution towards the damages to the Claimant. A recent High Court case looked at a claim against a firm of solicitors and a barrister. Despite the claim against the barrister…


An introduction to Litigation

Can I sue my barrister?

When you instruct a barrister (whether through a solicitor or by direct access), you are relying upon their expertise. They are there to do as you (or your solicitor) instruct; whether to provide advice, prepare key documents, or to represent you in court or tribunal. As barristers are experts, it…


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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…