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Deighton Pierce Glynn We are looking for a Housing/Community Care Lawyer for a maternity cover in our London office from the beginning of December 2014 with the possibility of a permanent post for the right candidate. We are looking for a solicitor who has the ability to run a complex housing law caseload and who […]

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Anthony Gold Solicitors PARALEGAL – Housing & Public Law Based at our Walworth Road office, London SE17 12 month fixed term contract Anthony Gold is looking for a Paralegal to join its housing & public law team. The team and individuals are highly rated in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.  The role involves assisting a partner […]

Bedroom tax and human rights: The UT has a go

I’ve got two Upper Tribunal decisions on bedroom tax appeals, both from Scotland. Both concern human rights related cases. One concerns what sounds like a fairly hopeless and sadly not well argued case based on disability. The other is considerably more significant and concerns article 8 and shared care of children. CSH 374 2014 [decision […]

A longer waiting to wait

Barnet Council are consulting on changes to their 2012 Allocation policy. The main change proposed is that the current ‘residence requirement’ of two years be increased to five years. That is to say that no-one would be eligible for Barnet’s housing register without five years demonstrable residence in the borough.  (And yes, this applies to […]

Job Ads

Well, one job ad and a couple of self employment opportunities (our first chambers ad, I think).   South West London Law Centre Head of Legal Practice (Full time) Up to £39,975 p.a. including Inner London – NJC Scale 43 CEO Permanent position Wandsworth, but will in the future move to East Croydon SWLLC’s Head […]

Mortgage possession: Lloyds and the arrears that weren’t

From the High Court in Northern Ireland comes a significant joined case of a mortgage lender behaving badly. Bank of Scotland, and indeed possibly the whole Lloyds group seem to have acted in this way, for which they have received an extremely severe judicial take down. The principles in this case may well have application […]

Eviction: “Sexual, athletic and squeaking noises”

In a case that recalls the ‘unnatural’ noises emanating from Concord, Tyne and Wear, a German Court was faced with a tricky decision in a claim for possession. The ground given was that the tenant had installed a ‘very old’ sex swing in 2012. And, despite a clause in the tenancy agreement requiring him to […]

Odds and Sods

A few bits and pieces, none of which are worth their own post, including a couple of updates on old ‘friends’. First, as you have probably noticed, the blog has had a redesign (yes, another one). There are a couple of reasons for this: partly for a more contemporary, cleaner look, which should hopefully be […]