Ranked Tier 1 for its "excellent knowledge of the law" and "extensive experience", Duncan Lewis Solicitors' Housing department is recognised as a market-leader in all areas of social housing and property litigation including disrepair, unlawful evictions, homelessness, possession disputes, and complex judicial review matters.Legal 500 2024 Edition.
The "dynamic" Housing team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors is praised in The Legal 500 UK 2023 edition for their "excellent capacity, knowledge and experience… they stand out for their commitment to client outcomes".Legal 500 2024 Edition.
Applauded as "completely amazing" Duncan Lewis' Housing team are ranked in Chambers & Partners 2024 for their expertise in a range of social housing matters, including defence against possession and rent arrears proceedings, disrepair, discrimination and anti-social behaviour claims, as well as matters relating to homelessness applications and tenancy successions.Chambers UK 2024 Edition.
"Duncan Lewis Solicitors 'experienced and knowledgeable' housing team cover a broad range of social housing claims and ‘a high volume of legal aid cases‘ for tenants, including disrepair, homelessness and succession matters. The practice ‘shows strength in depth' and has a niche area of expertise in acting for tenants in urgent possession, unlawful eviction cases and making legal challenges against local authorities by way of judicial review proceedings".Legal 500 2023 Edition.
Noted for its "sustained legal conviction combined with outstanding advocacy", Duncan Lewis Solicitor' social housing team "has enormous capacity" and "boasts a wealth of experience" acting for tenants on a wide range of housing matters.Legal 500 2023 Edition.
“Duncan Lewis Solicitors is contracted with the Legal Aid Agency and provides publicly funded services to tenants on a diverse range of social housing matters which include cases of disrepair and rent disputes, as well as judicial reviews. The team is particularly experienced in possession and unlawful eviction claims, with a significant presence in County Court Possession Duty Schemes in London. A further niche specialism of the practice is in assisting vulnerable clients with Equality Act defence cases…”Legal 500 2022 Edition.
"Well-known team advising on a range of social housing matters, including defence against possession and rent arrears proceedings. Also acts on disrepair, discrimination and anti-social behaviour claims, as well as matters relating to homelessness applications and tenancy successions."Chambers UK 2022 Edition.
“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 offices nationwide, our City of London office exclusively specialises in possession cases.