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Capacity and applications: Homelessness

Last night, I was in Leeds at the wonderful Centre for Law and Social Justice, and discussed with some scholars and lawyers (over a few drinks) the way in which housing law appears to have become its own isolated and insular sub-discipline.  This was particularly in the context of human rights and capacity decisions.  I […]

Job Ads – Hammersmith, Ipswich, Birmingham, London and Brighton

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre Housing Solicitor Salary: £30,000 – £36,000 (depending on experience) Working hours: 35 per week Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development. We have newly refurbished offices in Hammersmith with excellent transport connections to the Piccadilly/District and Hammersmith & City […]

Job Ads – Wales, Swindon

Shelter Cymru Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home. We are now looking to recruit for the following position to join our team. If you want to help end homelessness in […]

Councils behaving badly – Part whatever

With grateful thanks to Housing: Recent Developments in March 2018 Legal Action comes this report of a county court case for unlawful eviction. What makes it slightly unusual is that the perpetrator landlord was a council. Lutman v Ashford BC, County Court at Canterbury, 5 October 2017 From 2011, Mrs Lutman was the secure tenant […]

Accommodation pending Appeal – where to appeal a refusal?

Davis v Watford Borough Council (2018) EWCA Civ 529 A technical appeal on a point of construction of Housing Act 1996 on homelessness appeals that has considerable practical importance. Usually when a s.204 appeal is being issued, and the council has refused to accommodate pending the appeal under s.204(4), the route to take is to […]

Job Ad – Brighton

Lawstop An exciting opportunity has arisen for a housing solicitor to lead our dynamic new legal aid practice based in Brighton starting in September 2018.  You will have SQM Supervisor status in housing. The successful candidate will have good knowledge of public law and have experience in homelessness and housing possession matters. We require a […]

Job ads – SE & Central London, Herts, Blackburn

Burke Niazi Solicitors is seeking to recruit a newly qualified solicitor/experienced paralegal to join their Housing department at the South London office in Catford (SE6). Salary according to experience. Apply with covering letter and CV to harrietkaiser@burkeniazi.com Closing date – 4th May 2018. No agencies. Website – www.burkeniazi.com   Bindmans LLP Housing supervisor solicitor to […]