Associate in housing management and litigation.
I provide housing litigation services relating to all aspects of housing management litigation – particularly in the enforcement of tenancy agreements through possession and injunction proceedings, often arising out of anti-social behaviour, illegal use, trespass and condition of property issues.
My role means I often act quickly to safeguard clients’ tenants and properties, securing injunction orders on an urgent basis and expediting possession proceedings, working closely and pragmatically with instructing officers and partner agencies,
I have extensive experience of complex aspects of housing litigation including dealing with mental capacity issues (including the High Court case EPHA v Werrett ), public law defences, appeals and cases involving several defendants. My role has provided experience in supporting witnesses through the court process and attending court hearings to represent clients myself wherever possible.
In Ahern v Southern Housing Group Ltd  EWCA Civ 1934, Mr Ahern had opposed Southern HG’s claim for possession against him on ‘public law’ grounds – by arguing that the s21 Notice was invalid because of alleged failures by the landlord to follow its own policy.
The leading case in disability discrimination cases is Ackerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Ltd  where, in brief, the Supreme Court found that in most cases, where the defence is raised, the landlord will not be able to obtain possession summarily at a first or other short hearing.
Two joined appeals (City West Housing Trust v Massey; Manchester & District Housing Association v Roberts 2016), concerning cultivation of cannabis, have a much wider relevance as they reviewed the test for suspension that applies in all possession cases brought on discretionary grounds.
General 10% uplift to civil court fees Fees will rise across the range of civil proceedings, including enforcement proceedings and also for civil business in magistrates courts.
Facts of the case – The County Court Mr Werrett, the tenant and Defendant in possession proceedings, had suffered brain damage as a child.
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