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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 […]

Possession and section 11, Children Act 2004

In Davies v Hertfordshire CC [2018] EWCA Civ 379, the Court of Appeal addressed the question of the relevance of s 11, Children Act 2004 on a mandatory possession claim brought by Herts against Mr Davies, a former school caretaker living in tied accommodation with his wife and four children.  Herts claimed mandatory possession on service […]

Promises, promises: Estoppel in the West Country

As we University academics are currently on strike (pension cuts – see today’s report and this Guardian article), I can catch up on a little blogging as a form of “teaching out”.  While Bristol Combined Court was flooded, HHJ Matthews, an academic judge, heard and gave judgment (at the Rolls Building) in two proprietary estoppel […]

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 […]

There can be only one!

The MHCLG have announced a consultation ‘Strengthening consumer redress in the housing market’, which primarily about reviewing and reforming Ombudsman schemes in the housing sector, with the proposal floated for a single Ombudsman/redress scheme across the whole housing sector – social and private landlord, letting agents, tenants and buyers of new build properties. Even, it […]

Job Ads – Central London, Sheffield

Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit Two Job Vacancies with ATLEU’s Legal Team – London and Sheffield Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU) are recruiting! We have two solicitor/caseworker vacancies within ATLEU’s award-winning Legal Team, located in Sheffield or London. Join the team that is consistently at the forefront of this vital and fast […]

‘Can’t Pay..’ will have to pay.

Ali and Aslam v Channel 5 Broadcast Ltd (2018) EWHC 298 (Ch) I won’t go into detail – do read the judgment for the oddest mashup of housing law, media law and privacy law we have encountered (so far) – but suffice it to say that a husband and wife evicted by High Court Sheriffs […]