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Ohio Stanley v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council B5/2020/0221 – Court of Appeal Homelessness Case (27 August 2020)

We have been granted permission, on behalf of the Appellant, to appeal by the Court of Appeal on an important point of legal principle relating to homelessness appeals in the case of Stanley v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council B5/2020/0221.  Read more...

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Ratcliffe v Patterson: rare victory of a defence and counterclaim based on disability discrimination against a private landlord (23 March 2020)

This county court judgment is a rare victory of a defence and counterclaim based on disability discrimination against a private landlord, in respect of which the tenant was awarded the sum of £2,200.  Read more...

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Lakhany v Prempeh, County Court at Central London, 16 December 2019 (10 March 2020)

This county court appeal raises a number of issues of both general importance and particular interest to those taking part in the possession duty scheme.  Read more...

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Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Possession Claims at the Court of Appeal - Luton Community Housing Trust v Durdana (2019) (appeal on a Ground 17 possession claim) (20 February 2020)

Housing director Manjinder Kaur Atwal represented the Defendant in Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Possession Claims at the Court of Appeal - Luton Community Housing Trust v Durdana (2019) (an appeal from HHJ Bloom on a Ground 17 false statement possession claim)  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors welcomes new housing director Alison Winfield (17 January 2020)

We are delighted to welcome housing director Alison Winfield to our Leicester office  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors' housing team in Harrow to take part in Sleep Walk for Shelter (14 November 2019)

Our Harrow-based housing team will be taking part in a 10km walk through central London to combat homelessness and support the charity Shelter.  Read more...

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Pro Bono Week 2019: Duncan Lewis Solicitors initiatives (4 November 2019)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are taking part in a number of pro bono clinics and surgeries during this year's Pro Bono Week, including a free immigration advice clinic in our Harrow and Shepherd's Bush offices and housing advice at Swansea University.  Read more...

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London Borough of Barnet Failure to Comply with Housing Law (10 May 2019)

Zuhal Saglam, a housing solicitor based in our Dalston office, acted on behalf of a client who along with her three children, had become homeless upon being evicted by her landlord further to a serious road traffic accident.  Read more...

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Solicitor Lynda Reid becomes Director of Housing at Cardiff office (2 April 2019)

We are pleased to announce that solicitor Lynda Reid has been appointed Director of Housing at the firm’s Cardiff office.  Read more...

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Intentional Homelessness Decision Overturned after finding ‘Lamborghini Landlord’ induced our client into unaffordable tenancy (28 February 2019)

Our client, a vulnerable tenant, was on 26 February 2019 met with a successful decision on review under s202 of the Housing Act 1996 finding that her rogue landlord, known as the ‘Lamborghini Landlord’, induced her into entering into a revised tenancy agreement which she simply could not afford.  Read more...


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