Job Ad – Bristol

Avon & Bristol Law Centre is seeking a Paralegal (part time) We are looking to recruit a new staff member to join the Law Centre who is able to provide paralegal casework support to our Housing Team (maternity cover) and in the long term to our Immigration & Asylum Team. We will consider applicants who […]

On a Housing Court and (not) making things simpler.

A specialist Housing Court is in the air. Sajid Javid, Minister for Housing. Communities and Local Government, has repeatedly mentioned ‘discussions’ with the judiciary on a housing court, ever since the last Tory conference in October. There has been no mention of any progress – and surely progress would have to involve the MoJ, not […]

How late it was, how late

On the death of a tenant (without successor, if there is a possible succession) section 18 Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 provides: “Notices affecting land: service on personal representatives before filing of grant. (1) A notice affecting land which would have been authorised or required to be served on a person but for his […]

Bits and pieces

Yes, I know we still need to write up Rother District Council v Freeman-Roach (2018) EWCA Civ 368 on the approach to ‘significantly more vulnerable’ in homeless review decisions, and we will, we will. And there are other cases too. I also want to write something on the ‘housing court’ idea that is floating around. But […]

Job ads – Wandsworth, South London

Youth Legal  – Community Care Solicitor with housing experience A position has opened for a Community Care Consultant Solicitor with housing experience to enhance and expand the community care and housing work presently undertaken.  This is a unique opportunity for someone wishing to work independently in a self-employed position with your own client base and/or […]

Job Ads: W London, C London, Newcastle, Norwich

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre Trainee Solicitor Vacancy This is an exciting opportunity to join Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre. We are a well-established law centre providing free specialist legal advice and representation for our local community in principally in social welfare law with a particular focus on housing, immigration and asylum law. There may […]

Oh the Humanity!

‘Humanity Torbay’ is apparently a charitable incorporated organisation, and one that has worthy, if semi literate, aims. So it would be a little surprising to find Humanity Torbay being described as vigilantes by the local council and told to stop their activities immediately by the police, wouldn’t it? Yet here we are. The stunningly misnamed ‘Humanity […]

‘No DSS’ and discrimination

The BBC ran a new report today on a case in Birmingham. The headline – “Landlords who say ‘no DSS’ breaking equality laws” – was, as we shall see, somewhat misleading, but the report did indeed cover a discrimination claim against a letting agency who had refused to consider a woman and single mother as […]

Jod ads – Central London, Birmingham, Norwich

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP  A Leading Firm of Solicitors Based in Euston, London NW1 Housing Solicitor An exciting opportunity has arisen for a solicitor (2 – 4 years PQE) to join our award winning, dedicated and dynamic social housing team.  To be successful in this role it is essential that you have good experience […]