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Edward joined Levi Solicitors LLP in October 2014 and is a solicitor in the Litigation Department dealing with commercial disputes and professional negligence matters.


Ed is experienced acting for clients in relation to professional negligence, working on cases on behalf of professional indemnity insurers of solicitors in defending professional negligence cases.

He is also experienced in property litigation and acts for a variety of landlords in lease disputes, boundary disputes and possession claims, undertaking his own advocacy at the County Court. Ed is also instructed in cases involving private nuisance.


Ed is also an established licensing practitioner and for many years he has acted for operators of:

  • bars;
  • pubs;
  • nightclubs;
  • restaurants;
  • off-licences;
  • petrol stations; and
  • festivals.

Ed appears before Licensing Sub-Committees and has been extremely successful in obtaining and protecting licences for all of his clients.

Ed acts as a primary contact for local authorities and police forces in respect of his clients’ licensed premises. He has advised design companies and Premises Licence Holders in respect of investment projects and has guided clients on training programmes for staff.

In his spare time Ed plays football, squash and golf. He is also a member of the Management Committee of Hyde Park Unity Day.

I had many dealings with Ed Smith when I worked in the licensed trade. He was always courteous, knowledgeable and patient and a pleasure to work with. My job was often high-pressured but Ed was always cool, calm and amusing. Most importantly, he always delivered, without fail, and I felt I could always trust his advice and judgement.
 - Judith, licensed trade worker


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