My role

I am a partner in our Housing Management team of 14 and co-lead our housing litigation services. I provide specialist advice to social landlords on all types of housing-related litigation and advice, review policies and procedures, devise and enjoy delivering training and assisting landlords in handling serial complainers and the Regulator’s serious detriment investigations. I have run numerous appeal and judicial review cases on leading housing law issues over the last decade.

My experience

I am ranked a Band 1 social housing lawyer in the Chambers 2019 legal directory, described as “brilliant” and "highly enthusiastic, practical and experienced". Legal 500’s reviews say my "no-nonsense approach to litigation also gives [her] real gravitas in the sector". I was elected to the Social Housing Law Association national committee in August 2017 and also joined the trustees of a small international children’s charity, Global Care, based in Coventry.

My specialisms

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