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Hiatus brief updates (and job ad)


Quick couple of cases to note (no analysis), a bit of news and a job ad.

Two linked appeals on out of borough/out of London Homelessness review decisions – Alibkhiet v London Borough of Brent v City of Westminster  (2018) EWCA Civ 2742

Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on costs under a ‘contemplation of a s.146 notice’ clause, when the intention can be formed, and acts amounting to waiver. Stemp & Anor v 6 Ladbroke Gardens Management Ltd (LANDLORD AND TENANT – administration charges) (2018) UKUT 375 (LC)

The Lords Committee stage for the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill is on 12 December 2018. Then just one session for report and third reading to go. There is still time before any potential election, just about… 

Job Ad

Islington Law Centre is looking to recruit an experienced legal aid housing solicitor to join its housing team.

We are seeking a practitioner with experience in the full range of housing work, to include defending possession proceedings, homelessness and disrepair.

We are seeking an experienced solicitor with a track record of running certificated cases.   

The Law Centre holds LAA contracts in housing and welfare benefits, public law and immigration.

Islington Law Centre currently co-ordinates one of the LAA’s housing duty possession schemes running at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court.

Salary between £37,000 and £43,500 depending upon experience.

For an application pack please contact Kim Brookes on

For an informal discussion please contact Stuart Hearne on tel: 0207 288 7651.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 7thJanuary 2019 at 5.00pm 

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


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