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Levins Solicitors was established as Keith Levin & Company Solicitors in Huyton, Knowsley in 1986. We provide a wide range of legal services including civil and criminal litigation, conveyancing, employment law, family law, personal injury, and wills and probate.

We offer a variety of funding options including legal aid, private funding and "no win, no fee" agreements. Our experienced and dedicated lawyers are here to help with all your legal needs.

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Good for the money?

What do you do if you have a good claim but you are unsure about the Defendant's ability to satisfy any judgment? Those injured at work and in road traffic accidents can take some comfort from the compulsory insurance requirements of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 and the Road Traffic Act 1988 respectively. Professionals such as solicitors, architects and surveyors are generally obliged to carry insurance against professional negligence claims. But for everyone else, the law has traditionally said that you must take the defendant as you find him. In other words, the claimant must incur the costs of the litigation knowing that he may end up with a worthless judgment against an insolvent defendant. Claimants have sought to Read More

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work...

In Mba v London Borough of Merton, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether requiring a Christian to work on Sundays could amount to religious discrimination. Mrs Mba objected when the council required her to work on Sundays because she believes that the Bible forbids this. The tribunal accepted that the requirement to work Sundays was a provision, criterion or practice ('PCP') that put Christians at a particular disadvantage and did put Mrs Mba at a disadvantage. The only question was whether the council could justify the PCP as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. In finding that the PCP was justified, the tribunal attached some weight to its finding that the prohibition on Sunday working "is Read More

Test for pre-action disclosure clarified

In the case of Smith v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the Court of Appeal has clarified the test that should be applied in considering whether to order a party to prospective proceedings to hand over documents to another party in those prospective proceedings before the proceedings have started. This process is known as 'pre-action disclosure' and is widely used in personal injury claims to assist the claimant's solicitors in assessing the claim's prospects of success. It was argued on behalf of the Secretary of State that the court does not have jurisdiction to grant pre-action disclosure unless the applicant can show that he has an "arguable" or prima facie case. The Court of Appeal did not accept Read More

Can a discriminatory decision be "cured" on appeal?

This was the question posed for the first time at appellate level in the case of Little v Richmond Pharmacology Ltd. Prior to returning to work from maternity leave, Ms Little submitted a request for flexible working that was initially refused by her employer. She resigned shortly thereafter. Shortly after that she attended an appeal hearing at which the employer had a change of heart and granted the previous request. In the context of an unfair dismissal claim, it is well established that an appeal may affect the fairness of the decision to dismiss. An unfair appeal process can taint an otherwise fair dismissal; conversely, a fair appeal can "cure" the defects in an initially unfair decision to dismiss. Ms Little drew Read More

New police station representative

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Foy has recently qualified as an accredited police station representative. Having passed the Law Society's rigorous tests, she is now able to represent clients arrested for any Read More

Carla Neal joins Solicitors for the Elderly

We are pleased to announce that Carla Neal  has been accepted as a member of the national association 'Solicitors for the Elderly' (SFE). SFE is an association of lawyers who specialise in legal services for older people and their carers. Members of SFE have a wealth of experience within this key legal area and they are required to have spent a substantial amount of time working for elderly clients. The aim of this national association is to improve the knowledge and service provided on legal issues including, tax planning, wills, enduring powers of attorney, long-term social and health care and other retirement issues. Levins Solicitors provides a variety of specialist legal services. The firm has a team of lawyers who specialise in Read More