Levy & Co LLP Solicitors
Providing Legal Assistance with Criminal Defense, Family Law and Mental Health since 2009.
Levy & Co LLP has offices in Witham, Braintree, Benfleet, and Clacton, but we also serve clients across the country. We ensure that all our clients are treated with kindness and efficiency when working with us. Our clients are not only made to feel welcome, but also confident that their legal matters will be handled in a timely and competent manner.
Everyone who is arrested and detained at a police station is entitled to free legal advice and assistance. Being arrested, detained, and questioned by the police is one of the most terrifying situations a client can have.
We give advice and attendance at the police station 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as part of our service. We provide this service as a duty solicitor and for clients who are familiar with our firm.
We try to be present at all police station interviews to provide ongoing legal advice and to assist in the police station if a client is released on bail.
Our legal representatives can be with you at local police stations within 45 minutes, including evenings and weekends, due to the location of our solicitors and highly experienced accredited police station personnel.
Our family department at Levy and Co, includes members of the Resolution Accredited Specialist panel, capable of conducting direct consultations with children and in-house advocates.
Our services include: –
• Taking emergency action in cases concerning domestic abuse/violence;
• Children matters, including contact and residence, child abduction, care proceedings, special guardianship and parental responsibility;
• Cohabitation agreements;
• Civil Partnerships;
• Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements;
• Divorce, separation and financial settlements;
We pride ourselves on being financially friendly and are able to offer: –
• Free ½ hour initial consultations to all clients.
• Fixed fees for all straightforward undefended divorces.
• Legal aid for those who are eligible.
Criminal law is the principal means by which the government identifies and criminalises behaviour that is considered wrong, damaging to individuals or to society as a whole or is otherwise unacceptable. The criminal justice system is the mechanism by which action is taken to deal with those suspected of committing offences. The criminal justice system refers to the whole process from the initial investigation of a crime through to acquittal or to conviction and sentence in the criminal courts.
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Levy and Co specialises in criminal defence in all areas of Criminal Law. We undertake both legally aided clients and those who are privately funded. We strive to ensure our clients have expert assistance at the point of arrest, the Magistrates and Crown Court as well as appeals in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
The firm is able to represent adult and youth clients in police stations, Youth/Magistrates Courts and Crown Courts as well as Military hearings, including Court Martial’s. We have video-link facilities enabling us to hold conferences with clients in prison.
There are many driving offences which can vary from minor offences to major offences and so can the punishments. We can help with drink and drug driving matters, mobile phone offences, speeding, dangerous driving and driving without insurance to name a few.
These laws are in place to protect you, however if you have fallen victim to such an offence, then we are here to help you. At Levy and Co Solicitors, we are trained to handle every issue promptly and professionally, to help put your mind at ease.
Here at Levy and Co we have a great deal of experience in dealing with military law matters and have represented service personnel both across the UK and abroad. We are best placed to assist you or members of your family who are subject to military law, an area which is in itself extremely complex. We are able to represent you at Military hearings including Court Martials.
We have dealt with persons who have been charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act. Before we realise how upsetting it is to have a dog that is a member of your family taken away by the police and to face criminal accusations. Levy & Co has extensive expertise and specialised knowledge in this complicated area of law, and can assist you at every stage of the process, from police station appearances through to court appearances.
It’s critical to understand that we work hard to achieve the greatest possible outcome for you and your cherished pet. We collaborate closely with excellent dog behaviourists who can provide expert reports and, if necessary, provide evidence. With this collaboration, we have an excellent track record of saving the lives of many dogs.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Our specialist mental health team are members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme which ensures that they have been independently assessed as being experts in their field.
Our team focuses on not only providing practical legal advice and representation, but support during this process and our solicitors take each client as an individual and approach their matter with care and understanding.
We offer advice and assistance in relation to detention under the Mental Health Act, whether in a hospital or community setting, providing representation at Tribunal Hearings and support to clients at Care Programme approach (CPA) meetings and Managers Hearings.
At Levy & Co Solicitors LLP we have experience in dealing with Her Majesty’s Coroner Inquests into the death of a person.
We understand how difficult it can be for someone to provide their evidence in open court to the Coroner and others who may attend.
We will be able to assist in preparing you before and representing you throughout the inquest, including making representations to the Coroner if applicable.
If you are a member of a union it may be that they will support the funding of your representation, although Legal Aid is available in limited circumstances. If you are eligible for Legal Aid our service will be free of charge and we offer competitive private rates if you are not.
We offer a free consultation to advise on your case.
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC FUNDING
There are certain cases whereby legal aid will not be available. For example, most road traffic law cases do not meet the merits to be able to obtain legal aid, even if a client is on benefits or a very low income.
We aim to discuss such cases with our clients to explain why legal aid will not be granted and assist them through the court rules and procedures. In these types of cases private funding can be arranged. Under some circumstances, we will liaise with insurance companies for funding, in a bid to release some pressure from clients
We are able to offer fixed fees for certain cases. To find out more, please contact us on 01376 511819 or use our online enquiry form.
We always offer a free initial consultation to in which we discuss legal aid.
ALL our clients have the opportunity to discuss the merits of their particular case. We aim to secure legal aid to all clients who meet the criteria set by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). This means that our services are free of charge.
All our clients are entitled to legal aid when they are:
1. At the police station
2. Appear at the Crown Court
3. Are under the age of 18
4. On a low income (under £21,000) and appear at the magistrates’ court and their case merits legal aid
5. Receive certain benefits (eg Jobs seekers allowance) and their case merits legal aid
Clients will NOT receive Legal Aid when:
1. They appear at the magistrates court for most road traffic cases
2. If they form part of a partnership, have their own business or earn in excess of £21,000
Our firm specialises in criminal defence, family law and mental health. We represent both legally aided clients and those who are privately funded. We strive to ensure our clients have expert assistance at the point of arrest, the Magistrates and Crown Court as well as appeals in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Levy & Co. have offices in Witham, Braintree, Benfleet and Clacton but cover much further afield. Our approach to clients is one of friendliness and efficiency. Our clients are made to feel welcome but also confident that their legal issues are dealt with in a manner that both expedient and competent. We strive to create the right impression by being as available and as approachable as possible. We can offer appointments outside normal working hours and are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year for emergencies and clients who have been arrested. We feel it is important that our clients have access to a solicitor at all times and we ensure that as a firm we work as efficiently as possible to deliver an excellent service to all our clients.
The firm is able to represent adult and youth clients in police stations, Youth/Magistrates Courts and Crown Courts as well as Military hearings, including Court Martials. We have video-link facilities enabling us to hold conferences with Clients in prison. We are also able to assist clients who may be the subject of Civil Applications such as Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPOs). We also represent clients defending Football Banning Orders and for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Levy & Co. has an excellent reputation locally and this reputation is fast expanding into Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and London. Levy & Co. are increasingly becoming one of the leaders in defending Road Traffic and Dangerous Dog matters in respect of which we have represented Clients nationwide.