Profile / Experience
I am a Solicitor in the housing department. I work alongside Adrian Smith based in Luton.
I am deeply committed to promoting social justice and work predominantly under legal aid in order to represent those most in need. I qualified as a solicitor in December 2011 and have extensive experience in possession, homelessness, disrepair, and judicial review matters. Many of the housing cases I deal with concern overlapping duties owed under other legislation including the Children Act, Care Act and Equality Act. I frequently assist those with no recourse to public funds, asylum seekers and victims of trafficking with accessing suitable accommodation.
I have a particular interest in the area of homelessness and obtain successful outcomes in many such cases at the review or appeal stage. A case where I successfully challenged a negative review decision which found my client, a domestic abuse survivor to be intentionally homeless concerned the local authority’s failure to follow its own policies and the national strategy on domestic violence. The local authority overturned its decision in September 2018, and on 12 September 2019 the local authority apologised to my client on a BBC show for the delay in accepting the full homelessness duty towards my client.