Just because you are paranoid…

… doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to get you. The MoJ and Legal Aid Agency have put out a leaflet on Legal aid and “Help for people at risk of losing their home“. The trouble is that it doesn’t mention, anywhere, at all, not even in little small print, that tenants facing possession proceedings […]

Job Ad

Osbornes Solicitors LLP Paralegal with experience of housing and preferably costing work, required to work in a busy Housing Department for a firm in Camden Town. Apply with covering letter and CV to Shilpa Mathuradas Osbornes, Livery House, 9 Pratt Street, London NW1 OAE (email:sandrahillard@osbornes.net) Closing date: 12th February 2015

Obligatory figures.

Before we resume our usual erratic service after the holidays*, time for the usual end of year review. Astonishingly, visits to NL continue to increase. I thought we had pretty much reached saturation – and thus a plateau – for what is a niche readership. Housing law is not exactly mainstream (even if some of […]

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Mary Ward Legal Centre Seeks a full-time Housing Solicitor to undertake a wide range of casework including defending possession proceedings, disrepair actions and homelessness appeals. You will have a minimum of two years experience of housing law casework and representation and experience of working under a Legal Aid Contract. You must have an ability to […]

Suspending belief

We have dealt with the basic facts in Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd [2014] UKSC 52 when considering its previous incarnations (Cooke v Mortgage Business [2012] EWCA Civ 17 and Re North East Property Buyers Ltd [2010] EWHC 2991 (Ch)).  In summary, the basic question for the Supreme Court was this: where a seller has agreed, prior to the […]

Paying it on.

As we head into the holidays and the weather turns cold, it is about the time that we usually make a pointed suggestion. We do what we do on this site for free. No payment is received from any source. (And also Tessa Shepperson rather wonderfully provides free hosting for the site, for which we […]

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SSP Law Finchley Experienced Housing Solicitor We are a firm specialising in Housing and Property Law established for 10 years. We pride ourselves in our inclusive and diverse culture and our strong links with the local community. We are seeking an experienced legal aid housing lawyer and LAA Supervisor. We are looking for someone who […]

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TV Edwards Solicitors & Advocates Community Care/Housing Solicitor Job Vacancy This is an exciting opportunity to join a pioneering Legal Aid team (16 strong) at a time of growth. The vacancy is in our Whitechapel office although we have 4 other offices across London. TV Edwards offer holistic “outside the box” advice to our client […]

Housing Law Conference 2014

  As ever, a number of NL people will be at the HLPA conference, simply the best housing law conference going. So, for anyone who hasn’t seen the details, here they are, and hope to see you there. Housing Law Conference 2014 10 December 2014 The Royal College of Surgeons 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London […]

Possession Archives

The extremely slow work of adding downloadable, searchable PDFs of the NL archives continues. In addition to the homelessness archives, there are now PDFs of the possession case posts from 2006 to date on the PDF Archive page. As before, these are unedited, uncorrected and generally as is. Not least because they are free. But […]