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  • Steven NewdallManaging Partner

    Steven qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and since 2004 combines his duties as Managing Partner of Levi Solicitors LLP with his role as head of the litigation department.

    Steven is a vastly experienced commercial litigation lawyer who is recognised as one of the leading professional negligence lawyers in the country.

    His expertise and success within the field of professional negligence litigation, against all manner of professionals, has led to personal recognition in the Legal 500 directory.

  • Ian LandSenior Partner

    Ian became a partner in 1993 and went on to become the firm’s Senior Partner in 2002. Ian is also head of the Commercial Property department. Ian specialises in a variety of property matters including the acquisition, sale and lease of commercial property, residential and commercial development and residential and social landlord property work. Ian… Read More

  • Alan TaiPartner

    Alan is the head of the firm’s Residential Property team, a position which he has held since 2002. As well as standard sale and purchase transactions, title rectification and development and plot sales, Alan has expertise in Commercial Property, predominantly in small business transactions and the sale, purchase and lease of shops and restaurants and… Read More

  • Nia PlanchantPartner

    Nia is a partner within the Litigation Department who works across all aspects of litigation with a focus on commercial disputes.   Nia is an experienced litigator and has acted for both claimants and defendants for companies and individuals. Her practice knowledge includes breach of contract, professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes and construction disputes. Nia also… Read More

  • Matt RoddPartner

    Matt is a solicitor in the Residential Property team. He successfully completed his training contract with Levi Solicitors LLP in 2006 and was subsequently offered a full time contract with the firm. Matt acts in all aspects of residential property transactions including sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold interests. He has extensive experience in… Read More

  • Andrew MilburnPartner

    Andrew is Head of Wills & Probate. Andrew has experience in a wide range of areas of private client work including: wills and estate planning probate and estate administration estate disputes lasting powers of attorney court of protection work issues involving care fees. Andrew is also a full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly. Andrew… Read More

  • Gillian SandfordPartner

    Gillian returned to Levi Solicitors LLP in September 2014 as Partner, heading up the New Build Department department. Gillian qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 1999 and has over 25 years experience including sales, purchases, remortgages, transfers, separate lender representation and leasehold transactions. As a Licensed Conveyancer Gillian is also authorised to exercise the powers… Read More

  • Vladimir MikeljevicPartner

    HEAD OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT Vladimir Mikeljevic is a partner and head of our Immigration Department. He has been practising immigration and asylum law since 1996 and has previously been head of the immigration department at other leading firms of solicitors for more than 15 years. He has presented over 600 appeals in Immigration Tribunals… Read More

  • John JamesSolicitor

    John is a senior associate at Levi Solicitors LLP. He started his legal career in 2005, qualifying as a solicitor in 2011. He specialises in personal injury and is based predominantly in our Wakefield office. Representing both claimants and defendants, John has advised on a range of cases from low value whiplash claims to complex, serious injuries and high… Read More

  • Lisa WilsonSolicitor

    Lisa trained at Levi Solicitors LLP and qualified as a Solicitor in July 2012. Lisa heads up of our New Build conveyancing department and represents buyers from many of the UK’s largest housebuilders. Lisa brings a very pro-active and client focussed approach to her work. She approaches all transactions with a commercial mind and has… Read More

  • Sue StephensonSolicitor

    Sue trained and qualified at Levi Solicitors LLP. Sue currently practices in the property department dealing with her own caseload of both Freehold and Leasehold sale and purchase transactions. She also has experience of Transfers of Equity and Remortgage matters. Sue graduated from the University of Newcastle and gained an LLB (Hons) Law degree. Sue… Read More

  • Edward SmithSOLICITOR

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

  • Sean McHaleSolicitor

    Sean is a Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team at Levi Solicitors LLP. He specialises in civil, commercial and employment disputes.  Employment Law Sean advises clients in relation to employment disputes relating to discrimination, unfair dismissal, redundancy and employment rights. He acts for both employers and employees. Commercial Disputes Sean acts for both Claimants and… Read More

  • Naser AkhtarSolicitor

    Naser joined Levi Solicitors LLP in January 2017, qualifying in 2015. Naser specialises in Personal Injury and is based in our Wakefield and Bradford offices. Naser specialises in representing Claimants in a range of personal injury matters arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work, occupiers’ liability, and claims against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authorities… Read More

  • Simon MillerCosts Lawyer

    Simon has worked in the costs profession for 7 years dealing with civil costs matters for a large insurer prior to joining Levi Solicitors in 2015.  Simon is a Costs Lawyer and has vast experience and knowledge, working primarily in Civil Costs Services including preparation of: costs budgets bills of costs schedules dealing with negotiations points of… Read More

  • Joanne HartleyCosts Adviser

    Joanne qualified as a legal executive in 1995 has many years’ experience in dealing with legal costs. Her particular areas of expertise include: Drafting Bills of Costs Statements of Costs and Precedent H costs summaries Negotiation and recovery services Efficient internal costs recovery procedures

  • Nicola RoughtonConveyancer

    Nicola Roughton is a Conveyancing Executive. Nicola has worked in conveyancing for over 20 years,and during this time she has dealt with a wide variety of conveyancing transactions. Nicola has developed specific experience in freehold sale and purchases. Nicola is an avid triathlete and has taken part in events such as the Outlaw Half and… Read More

  • Fiona FirthConveyancer

    Fiona is a residential conveyancer. She specialises in the sale and purchase of both registered and unregistered freehold and leasehold properties. Fiona also has a great deal of experience with new build, remortgages and transfer of equity matters. Fiona is very professional and has a very friendly approach at all times.   “I was over… Read More

  • Katy LawsonConveyancer

    Katy joined Levi Solicitors LLP in August 2014.  She is a Conveyancing Executive. Katy has worked in conveyancing for 10 years and during this time dealt with a wide variety of residential property transactions. Katy is currently completing her studies to become a qualified Licensed Conveyancer. When at home Katy enjoys spending quality time with… Read More

  • Lois DaveyConveyancer

    Lois trained and qualified at Levi Solicitors. She is in her 11th year of conveyancing and acts in all aspects of residential property transactions. Lois also has experience of sales, purchases & leases of shops and restaurants. Lois is dedicated to providing a personal yet completely professional service at all times to ensure all clients… Read More

  • Afsha AyubConveyancer

    Afsha completed Law School in 2008 and studied a degree in LLB Law and the Legal Practice Course at the University of Huddersfield. Afsha is a Conveyancing Executive and joined Levi Solicitors in 2016 having already obtained over 15 years of experience specialising in Residential Conveyancing and all aspects of Property Law. Afsha has specific… Read More

  • Louise BurgessTrainee Solicitor

    Louise graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Leeds and has had previous experience dealing with Residential Property matters. Louise joined Levi Solicitors LLP as a Commercial Property Paralegal in 2015 where she assists in the sales and purchases of businesses and the completion of leases.

  • James GouldTrainee Solicitor

    James is a trainee solicitor within the litigation department at the practice. He originally graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2008 with a BA (Hons) History Degree. James took the decision to retrain as a lawyer and gained a Masters in Law from the University of Sheffield. He subsequently completed the Bar Professional Training Course at… Read More