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Duncan Lewis Introduce New Housing Litigation Director Emma Prescott (17 November 2015)

Date: 17/11/2015
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Introduce New Housing Litigation Director Emma Prescott

Legal 500 “Top-Tier” law firm Duncan Lewis are pleased to introduce Director Emma Prescott as the newest addition to their Housing Litigation team.

Housing Litigation Director Emma Prescott joined Duncan Lewis in November 2015 and is based in the firm’s Shepherds Bush branch.

Emma specialises in Housing Litigation, representing tenants in all aspects of landlord/tenant law against local authorities and housing corporations and also undertakes private work for landlords seeking advice on housing disputes.

Emma’s caseload includes possession and eviction matters, linked benefit issues, anti social behaviour injunctions, illegal eviction and harassment cases, disrepair actions and homelessness matters including section 204 county court appeals with a focus on judicial review cases using administrative law principles, in addition to dealing with any Human Rights Act 1998 issues.

Emma predominantly conducts her own advocacy at court and has represented litigants in person at court as part of the ‘Duty Solicitor’ scheme. She has been recommended in the Legal 500 for spearheading a 'leading social housing tenant team' and is cited as ‘very knowledgeable and committed Department Head Emma Prescott....’

Prior to working at Duncan Lewis, Emma qualified as a Solicitor at Fisher Meredith LLP, before working as Department Head at Wainwright Cummins LLP for 3 years. During this time she conducted her own caseload and managed the other fee earners within the team. This involved performing file reviews, overseeing policy submissions and contract bidding, ensuring Lexcel standards were maintained, and co-ordinating the costing/billing processes within the team. She also campaigned on housing issues and worked closely with voluntary advice organisations and community cultural projects to help vulnerable tenants such as the Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau, the Brixton Advice Centre, and the St Giles Trust, Eaves for Women and Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL).

Emma is a member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association, Association of Women Solicitors, Young Legal Aid Lawyers and the Junior Lawyers Division. She has completed the Solicitors Regulation Authority Management Course Stage One.
The Duncan Lewis Housing team is ranked by the Legal 500 as a leading practice for its services to social tenants across the UK. Duncan Lewis provide legal advice and assistance to landlords and tenants on all housing law matters and are highly experienced at finding solutions to housing issues and aim to address cases quickly and effectively.

Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors offer a niche specialism in Property Disputes, Possession, Homelessness and Unlawful Eviction matters and can also guide you in any issues arising with local housing authorities, housing applications, tenants, landlords, ownership, repairs and much more.

Duncan Lewis regularly represents clients in the courts throughout London and across the UK, ensuring they receive the highest quality assistance throughout their case.

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