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Why you should use a solicitor to draft a will (even though there are cheaper options)

There are many options when it comes to wills. You can use a will writing service or even have a go yourself but did you know that the only regulated will writers are solicitors. Why does this matter ? Would you rather have teeth extracted by a registered dentist, pop to ...

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Employment and the coronavirus

Employment and the coronavirus – What are the facts? What do employers and employees need to know ?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently at the forefront of the worldwide media, and the vast amount of u...

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Public Liability- Pavement Slips and Trips and Why you need a Solicitor ?

Accidents can happen anywhere, to anyone, yet this does not mean they are any less debilitating and can have a profound effect on your everyday life. Thankfully, our team at Levins are here to help in such circumstances. The law states that the local council must maintain it’s roads and pavements i...

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Civil Liabilities Act 2018

Changes to personal injury law

The government is pursuing a package of measures that will make it more difficult for injured people to use the services of solicitors. 

We are proud to announce a member of our staff is now an ambassador for St Helen's Learning Disability [LDRL] Super League Team

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Barrow in Furness Police Station – Conspiracy to Supply Drugs

Peter Haney recently attended Barrow in Furness Police Station to represent at client arrested on suspicion of Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs. The investigation was centred around whether our client had forced another drug user to allow him to use his home address for th...

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Intestacy Update – Statutory Legacy increase to £270,000 for spouses

A recent change to the Intestacy Rules increases the statutory legacy for partners who die without a valid Will (intestate) to £270,000 from £250,000. The change is due to come into force on 6 February 2020.

As a criminal practitioner I would make a good guest at a dinner party. Everyone knows the law. People used to watch "The Bill" and now it's "24 Hours in Police Custody".

Every now and then "Coronation Street" or one ...

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I’ve been interviewed by the police without a solicitor – next steps

The starting point is that everyone should have a representative at the police station. It doesn't matter whether this is a voluntary attendance or an arrest. Often, we are contacted by clients who have...

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Domestic Violence Solicitor

At Levins, our family law department has years of expertise in dealing with domestic abuse cases.   We understand that many of our clients who are going through these issues lack confidence.  They are suffering and often feel alone and powerless.  There m...

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