Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that its Housing Department based in Croydon will be working in conjunction with Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth to offer fortnightly pro bono advice to those requiring assistance with a wide range of housing related matters.
Beginning on Monday 22nd January 2018, the Duncan Lewis Pro Bono Housing Advice Clinic will take place fortnightly from 10am – 12:30pm, in all three of the charity’s offices (Streatham, Mitcham and Morden). The Housing Team will be offering 30 minutes of free advice on a wide range of housing issues to those with an appointment. The Pro Bono Housing Advice is designed to accommodate those who wish to seek legal advice in any aspect of housing related legal matters; this includes but is not limited to;
- Neighbourhood problems
- Possession proceedings
The fortnightly clinics will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Appointments are required and made with Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth. Each clinic will take place at the following locations;
- Mondays – Mitcham office, 362 London Road, CR4 3ND
- Tuesdays – Streatham office, 1 Barrhill Road, Streatham Hill, SW2 4RJ
- Wednesdays – Morden office, 7 Crown Parade, Crown Lane, SM4 5DA
Please see Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth’s website for contact details – www.caml.org.uk
Advice will be offered by members of the Croydon Housing Team which will include Housing Director Dianne Cowie
, solicitors James Hutchfull
and Sandra Francis
and trainee solicitors Joshua Platt
and Bhavneeta Limbachia
Director Dianne Cowie is ranked by Chambers UK 2018 and by the Legal 500 2017, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and has significant expertise in disrepair claims and homelessness appeals. She explains her why the pro bono scheme is so important to her team;
“It is my view that when it comes to such an important issue as housing – or a lack thereof – the ability to access accurate legal advice is crucial. Therefore, as a national firm operating within the local community we are delighted to be working with Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth in order to extend the help that is so frequently sought. My team will provide one-off advice at drop-in clinics around the boroughs, covering a comprehensive range of housing law matters. The solicitors advising in my team are local to the areas and are dedicated to providing support to their local communities.”
As Suzanne Hudson, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth, explains “Housing related concerns is a major area of legal support need for individuals and families in Merton and Lambeth. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Duncan Lewis Solicitors for the benefit of our clients.”
Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors
Duncan Lewis housing lawyers are recommended in the Legal 500 2017 edition for tenant and landlord matters and advise on debt management, disrepair, housing benefit, landlord obligations, tenancy disputes, Local Authority housing, mortgage repossession, notice to quit, planning permission and appeals, Right-to-Buy, Right-to-Rent, tenancy agreements and unlawful eviction.
For expert legal advice call Duncan Lewis housing solicitors on 0333 772 0409.