My role

My specialism at Anthony Collins Solicitors is housing management and litigation. I work with social landlords undertaking all types of housing litigation including anti-social behaviour work, as well as drafting and advising on all policies and procedures. I also enjoy delivering regular training on housing management subjects for clients and sector bodies. On top of this I advise schools and charities on harassment issues.

My experience

I’ve led numerous appeal cases on key housing issues over the last 10 years,as well as defending judicial reviews relating to care provision. I have authored an anti-social behaviour chapter of an online CIH manual as well as contributing to the Chartered Institute of Housing's Community Harm statement and Tenure Reform publications. In 2010, I won the Birmingham Law Society Award for Commercial Solicitor of the Year. Chambers 2017 ranks me as a ‘notable practitioner’ for social housing.

My specialisms

  • Housing litigation
  • Housing management
  • Harassment
Impact of Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

The Private Members Bill Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19 now has Government support and was debated at second reading on Friday 19 January 2018.

Fire Safety and Decanting
Fire Safety and Decanting

In the case of R (Esposito v Camden LBC), decided in the High Court on 31 July 2017, the tenant had been evacuated from one of Camden’s tower blocks after the Grenfell Tower fire, on the advice of the London Fire Brigade, who had declared that the block of flats was unsafe.

Property Guardians (or not?)
Property Guardians (or not?)

The County Court at Bristol held in Camelot v Greg Roynon [2017] that a tenancy had been granted. The judgment looked carefully at whether ‘exclusive possession’ was given in the agreement and the reality of the situation on the ground.

Period of conduct in ASB injunctions
Period of conduct in ASB injunctions

Section 21 (7) of the Act states that: “In deciding whether to grant an injunction under section 1, a court may take account of conduct occurring up to six months before the commencement day.

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