Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the recent appointment of new Housing Director, Lorick Winarskie at the firm’s Birmingham office where he will oversee and spearhead our specialist housing department alongside consultant solicitors Christina McCormack and Meera Betab, and solicitor Rupinder Jagdev. With 30 years’ worth of experience in housing law, Lorick brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Lorick qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and has extensive knowledge in a wide range of housing law matters, including; homelessness appeals; defending possession proceedings; anti-social behaviour injunctions and judicial reviews. He represents clients, many of which are extremely vulnerable individuals, on both a private fee basis and on a publicly funded (legal aid) basis. He represents his clients at all levels, including at the Supreme Court where he has considerable experience.
Lorick previously worked for Duncan Lewis as a consultant at the Birmingham office, prior to this he was a partner at Tyndallwoods Solicitors where he co-convened their housing team.
Duncan Lewis’ Housing law practice is recommended for its specialism in all housing matters by the independent legal directory, The Legal 500. The department assists clients throughout England and Wales in all matters or issues involving local housing authorities, housing applications, tenants, landlords, ownership and repairs. The department specialises in representation in all social housing proceedings including reviews, appeals, and judicial review relating to homelessness, disrepair, succession for tenants, and neighbourhood disputes against local authorities.
The 2019 edition of The Legal 500 describes the Duncan Lewis Housing Department as 'one of the most effective firms practicing social housing law.’ The company’s Housing team is now led by nine Directors across key offices nationwide. Further to Lorick Winarskie, these are Manjinder Kaur Atwal, Bernadette Chikwe, Dianne Cowie, Heather Iqbal Rayner, James de Vere Moss, Chinedu Orogbu, David Head and Subbiah Sivapunniyam.