Deposits – the mandatory award again

As noted by Tessa at Landlord Law, the current (January 09) Legal Action housing updates includes a tenancy deposit case which further muddies the waters. Ferguson v Jones, Birmingham County Court 5 Nov 2008 concerned an assured shorthold tenancy. Ms Jones had paid a deposit of £500, which was not put into a scheme within […]

Unsung heroes Part 2

The shortlist for the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid lawyers of the year awards is out (see previous post here), and given that housing only featured as a subset of social welfare, there is a good crop of housing lawyers in there. Not NL, of course. Sadly, my fond hopes have been spurned like […]

Unsung heroes?

Under the banner of ‘Unsung Heroes’, LAPG is inviting nominations for the 6th annual Legal Aid Laywer of the year awards. The categories are Criminal Defence Mental Health Family Legal aid firm/not-for-profit-agency Young Solicitor Barrister Immigration and Asylum Social and Welfare Young Barrister And the Outstanding Achievement award Nominations are to be in by the […]