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Manjinder Kaur Atwal , Duncan Lewis , Housing Solicitor , Harrow

Manjinder Kaur Atwal

Director & Solicitor

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Awards Recommendation for Manjinder Kaur Atwal
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Manjinder Kaur Atwal leads the housing and property litigation group at Duncan Lewis Solicitors.

Legal 500 Individual 2020 Edition.
Social Housing: Tenant / South East: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

"Manjinder Kaur Atwal is assisting an assured tenant with defending a possession claim and bringing a counterclaim against a landlord property development company, as well as the sole director of and shareholder in the landlord. Atwal is also defending a client against a possession claim concerning a shared ownership property under Article eight and Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights in a potentially precedent-setting case, concerning the role of social landlords in possession proceedings for shared ownership property brought by a mortgagee."

Legal 500 Individual 2020 Edition.
Social Housing: Tenant / London

Manjinder Kaur Atwal is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 for her Social Housing: Tenant work in London.

Legal 500 2019 Edition.
Housing / London

"Key figures include Manjinder Kaur Atwal, whose expertise encompasses landlord and tenant disputes, housing disrepair, homelessness, and bringing reviews and appeals relating to local authority housing decisions."

Legal 500 2019 Edition.
Housing / Milton Keynes and Luton

"Solicitor Manjinder Kaur Atwal, who 'clearly knows her stuff', is 'incredibly bright, conscientious and pragmatic with excellent analytical skills'."

Legal 500 2017 Edition.
Social Housing: Tenant / London
I am a Director of Housing/Property Litigation at Duncan Lewis. I have over 10 years’ experience in housing and property litigation law. I litigate and deal with a wide variety of housing and property law dispute cases including possession claims and eviction matters, landlord and tenant disputes, homelessness, housing disrepair, bringing Judicial Review matters, review/appeals relating to local authority housing decisions, bringing and defending injunctions, boundary disputes, property nuisance/negligence claims, consumer and contractual matter, debt recovery and enforcement. I have considerable experience dealing with small claims cases to multi-track cases and undertake my own advocacy at Court and Tribunals on behalf of my clients.

I am dedicated and determined to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients. I have earned a reputation for taking on difficult cases that no-one thinks can succeed and I have gone on to obtain excellent results for my clients. I have also built good relations with external agencies and I am always on hand to answer housing queries and give guidance.

I have appeared on TalkRadio Live and RT UK News Live on more than one occasion discussing the needs of the victims of the 2017 Grenfell disaster and how the cuts to legal aid for housing disrepair has impacted vulnerable tenants. I have also been interviewed to discuss the Government’s low levels of spending on social housing. In addition, I have written articles for a number of media platforms about current social housing issues.

I am a Recommended Individual in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 for both my social housing work in London and in the South-East.


  • ADR Group Accredited Mediator - Civil and Commercial - 2012
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) – College of Law (London) - 2006
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – Brunel University - 2005
  • BSc Information Technology with Multimedia – University of Middlesex - 2004


  • Director at Duncan Lewis - August 2017-present
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors – 2012-present
  • Admitted as a solicitor – April 2011


  • Manjinder Kuar Atwal earns trust and respect from her clients very quickly. Clients are clearly very satisfied with the service she provides. I have observed this first hand many times when speaking to my lay clients at court. Manjinder is calm and professional and works hard to achieve the best result for her clients. Many clients are recommended by word of mouth. She explains matters in a way that is clear and comprehensible to her clients, and provides advice and reassurance enabling clients to feel well cared for, regardless of the outcome of the case. Manjinder is clearly a fighter, and will actively look for unusual solutions for her clients, even in apparently hopeless cases.” - Josephine Henderson, Five Paper


  • Shortlisted - Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice - Law Society Excellence Awards 2019
  • Shortlisted - Civil Lawyer 2019 - Asian Legal Awards 2019
  • Recommended Individual - The Legal 500, 2019 edition - Social Housing:Tenant/London
  • Recommended Individual - The Legal 500, 2019 edition - Social Housing:Tenant/South-East
  • Recommended Individual - The Legal 500, 2017 edition - Social Housing:Tenant/London

Notable Cases

Civil Court
  • Hughes Jarvis Limited v Searle [2018] EW Misc B6 (CC) (27 April 2018) (18 July 2018) - representing Applicant Defendant. In this case, the judge struck out the Claimant’s claim and the third party Mr Jarvis’s defence to counterclaim pursuant to Civil Procedure Rule 3.4(2) on the grounds that Mr Jarvis was found guilty of three counts of contempt. HHJ Clarke submitted that were it to have been the first two counts of contempt, the trial could have continued since the emails sent by Mr Jarvis to his solicitor and Counsel were left unread and returned. It was the third discrepancy in the form of a phone call to a third party which risked the credibility of the trial, calling to question the honesty of Mr Jarvis as a witness. HHJ Clarke did not feel she could reasonably deduce which aspects of Mr Jarvis’ evidence could be used in support of the Claimant’s claim or the counterclaim compared to those which were in fact tainted by his communications. As a result, both were struck out, resulting in success on the part of the Applicant Defendant.


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  • Socialising and networking


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