Legal 500 2015 “Top Tier” National Law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the internal appointment of James De Vere Moss as a Director of the firm’s Housing Department.
James specialises in Housing Law matters covering landlord and tenant, possession actions, homelessness, illegal evictions, disrepair, neighbour disputes, property disputes and harassment. James has an interest in duties owed by local authorities to those who are vulnerable and has experience in advising on homelessness and allocation rights. James is a duty solicitor for possession of rented and mortgaged properties in two London County Courts. He is also qualified under the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Senior Caseworker, which allows him to specialise in Immigration & Nationality law and provide specialist legal help for publicly funded work under the firm’s Legal Aid Agency franchise.
Appointed as a Director in the Duncan Lewis Housing Department James will be predominantly based in the company's London Lewisham office. He joins Directors Jamille Mohammed, Chambers 2016 “Leader in her Field” Dianne Cowie, Cardiff based Director Heather Rayner Iqbal and Legal 500 2015 recommended Solicitor S K Sivapunniyam in leading one of the largest housing law teams in the UK and contracted with the Legal Aid Agency to provide publicly funded housing law services to social tenants across the UK & Wales.
Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors can guide clients in any matter or issues arising with local housing authorities, housing applications, tenants, landlords, ownership and repairs. With a niche expertise in Possession and Unlawful Eviction cases the Department holds a significant presence in County Court Possession Duty Schemes throughout London including the Central London County Court. The Housing Department also offers representation in all proceedings including reviews, appeals and judicial review proceedings relating to homelessness, disrepair, succession for tenants and neighbourhood disputes against local authorities and is one of only five housing legal teams in the UK permitted to provide telephone / online remote advice to publicly funded clients in all areas of publicly funded social housing law via the civil legal advice (CLA) scheme