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Levins in the Community

As part of our commitment to the local community two of our private client solicitors, Carla Neal and Jessica Flaherty, recently attended a local SURF group meeting at Goodsion Park to give a presentation on Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection and Advance Directives. SURF is a group o...

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Tribunal award limits

From 6 April 2017, tribunal award limits will increase as follows:

  • The statutory cap on a week's pay will increase from £479 to £489.
  • The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from £78,962 to £80,541 or 52 weeks’ pay, whichever is the lower.
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Probate fee increase plans scrapped

Carla Neal, Head of Private Client and member of Solicitors for the Elderly “We are delighted to hear the proposed probate fees have been dropped. It was very clear from the offset that the...

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Conveyancing testimonial in March.

What you think of Levins Conveyancing services: Levins Solicitors have been awarded 10 out of 10 by its clients for conveyancing services in the month of March. Our clients rate our performance based on our ability to be punctual, courteous, clear/concise in our manner and for th...

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Solicitors for the Elderly Update!

Solicitors for the Elderly pleased that Parliament will consider Probate Fee hike after Easter. Carla Neal, Head of Private Client at Levins Solicitors and  Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, “We are delighted to see the Select Committee has confirmed what was clear from th...

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Cheap Conveyancing .CON

Cheap Conveyancing?  Does it really exist? Or is Cheap Conveyancing a con? We would never recommend simply picking your Conveyancing Solicitors because they are cheap.  We say this because we recently received this telephone call from somebody to whom we had given a quote ...

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Knife offences

New minimum prison sentences for 'second strike' Knife offences

On 17 July 2015 minimum prison sentences for those who are caught carrying a knife on more than one occasion came into force. The law states that it an offence to carry a bladed article in a public place. This applies to...

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Police powers and your rights

Stop and Search- Police powers and your rights A common question from our clients is in relation to stop and search. The bottom line is that the police have powers to stop and question you at any time but they can only search you in certain situations. Often the first thing an officer will do is...

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Divorce

Recent statistics show that divorce rates are at their lowest in 40 years. Whilst this may well indicate that couples are happier in their marriages, it may also be due to a different reason. Divorce has been rated the second most stressful event someone can go through in their life. The physical an...

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Driving/Obtaining a Driving Licence Whilst Disqualified

A person may be disqualified from driving following a conviction or by being under the minimum age for that type of vehicle. There is a duty on a person who chooses to drive to ensure that he or she is entitled to do so. It is no defence for that person to say that he or she thought the disqualif...

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