"I am delighted to have joined the Anthony Collins Solicitors Housing Management team! Prior to joining Anthony Collins Solicitors, I worked for Birmingham City Council for 14 years. With more than 60,000 properties, I was kept busy! I gained experience across a broad spectrum of housing law, including possession claims, allocations policies, succession claims, injunctions, disrepair, and nuisance.  I have dealt with cases concerning disability discrimination where the Equality Act 2010 and the European Convention on Human Rights have been engaged. I have a keen interest in homelessness law and homelessness prevention work and was involved in defending BCC in R (Edwards) v Birmingham CC [2016] EWHC 173 (Admin); [2016] HLR 11, where it was found that the local authority’s homelessness function did not contain the systemic gatekeeping practices alleged.

For the last 9 months, I was Senior Solicitor within the Equal Pay Team at Birmingham City Council. That involved managing a team of 12 and dealing with a very large number of claims. Prior to working for BCC, I worked in private practice. Housing law has always been a passion of mine and ACS, being one of the top law firms supporting social housing providers, seemed the logical place to be in order to further my career. I am now taking a step back from the litigation side of housing and stepping into the world of housing management.

Fun fact?! I enjoy board games and I am on the committee of the Telford Boardgamers Club! I also have a passion for rock music and go to a number of gigs, including Slipknot, Fall Out Boy, The Prodigy (I know – not really rock, but my guilty pleasure!) and Nine Inch Nails."

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Contact Hilary Homfray.

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