“Duncan Lewis Solicitors covers a wide range of social housing matters, including neighbourhood disputes against local authorities, landlord and tenant matters and judicial reviews. The department also has a presence in county court possession duty schemes, enabling the team to defend tenants in possession and unlawful eviction cases, while it has also been developing niche expertise in handling Equality Act defence work.”Legal 500 2021 Edition.
'One of the most effective firms practicing social housing law', Duncan Lewis Solicitors has considerable expertise in Equality Act defence cases, unlawful eviction and possession claims, and homelessness appeals. The team also handles a considerable amount of pro-bono work, which has recently included representing a number of individuals in homelessness claims following the Grenfell Tower disaster.'Legal 500 2019 Edition.
'Duncan Lewis Solicitors attracts praise for its 'robust practical approach to case management and client management'. The sizeable housing law team regularly acts for social tenants in defending against possession and unlawful eviction cases, with housing law specialists who are 'at the top of their game'.Legal 500 2019 Edition.
'Duncan Lewis Solicitors provides 'thorough, clear and concise advice' to tenants across a broad array of contentious work including reviews, appeals and judicial review proceedings relating to homelessness, disrepair, succession for tenants and neighbourhood disputes.'Legal 500 2019 Edition.
"Duncan Lewis Solicitors is ‘clearly a major player’ in the space and ‘each practitioner excels in their area’."Legal 500 2017 Edition.
"Duncan Lewis Solicitors provides ‘thorough and accurate advice’ to often vulnerable tenants and handles an array of contentious work including reviews, appeals and judicial review proceedings relating to homelessness, disrepair, succession for tenants and neighbourhood disputes."Legal 500 2017 Edition.
"Duncan Lewis Solicitors have a young and energetic team...With several offices across London, its ‘tentacles spread out far beyond the reaches of traditional firms’ in this sector."Legal 500 2016 Edition.
"...Duncan Lewis Solicitors represents vulnerable individuals in a wide variety of cases against housing associations including disputes relating to anti-social behaviour and unlawful eviction cases. The team’s litigation expertise also includes judicial review challenges against public authorities."Legal 500 2016 Edition.
"Duncan Lewis Solicitors represents vulnerable tenants involved in possession and unlawful eviction cases."Legal 500 2015 Edition.
"...The team attracts praise for its ‘forward thinking approach’ and standout expertise in possession and unlawful eviction cases."Legal 500 2015 Edition.
We can guide you in any matter or issues arising with local housing authorities, housing applications, tenants, landlords, ownership, repairs and many more. This department also regularly represents clients in the courts, ensuring they receive the highest quality assistance throughout their case.
Although we offer Housing representation in all of our branches, our City of London Office, EC2, exclusively specialises in Possession Cases.