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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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Top 10 reasons to make a will

Every year thousands of people die intestate (without leaving behind a valid will). Many people think that they don’t need one, that they don’t have anything worth leaving behind or that they have plenty of time to make a will. However, dying intestate can cause many problems including delays,…


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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…


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Kate Garraway: Finding Derek | Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

Over the last year, we have seen the story of TV presenter Kate Garraway and her husband, Derek Draper, on television and in the news. Last week saw a documentary, “Kate Garraway: Finding Derek”, which told the story of their struggles since Mr Draper was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 in March…


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What to do when someone dies: a step by step guide

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. To try to ease the burden, we set out a guide to some of the practical steps you may need to take when someone dies. From registering the death, to dealing with property and possessions. 1. Registering the death When someone dies, a doctor issues a death…


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Future care planning: Lasting Powers of Attorney

A worrying review of the way that Do Not Attempt Resuscitate (DNAR) orders has been applied during the Covid-19 pandemic, brings to the fore the need to consider your future care. Planning for your future and discussing what you want with your loved ones will not only put your mind at ease, but…


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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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Video-witnessing of wills: Will it work?

COVID-19 has touched every part of our lives in 2020. We have worked from home, seen our friends and families through Zoom or Skype, and are getting used to wearing face coverings. The pandemic has also affected how we make wills, and I have received many queries from clients wondering how to make…


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I’m married, do I need a will?

Whatever your relationship status, you might have questions about whether you need to make a will. We take a look at some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions on the effect of getting married (or divorced) on your will. I’m not married. Will my partner inherit my estate? If you die…


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Buying a house with friends - Frequently Asked Questions

This week, we joined in with a Law Society Twitter discussion about buying a house with friends. If you weren’t able to join in #SolicitorChat, here are our answers to the questions. 1. How many people can become owners of a single property? What rights do they have? Up to four people. They…