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Deighton Pierce Glynn

Social Housing: Tenants

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What the team is known for

Highly respected team with a broad spread of public law and social housing expertise. Regularly undertakes cases on behalf of homeless applicants, as well as migrants and asylum seekers. Extensive expertise in possession claims and complicated judicial reviews. Adept at working with disabled clients and those who lack capacity.

Strengths

"Their complete dedication to each case is amazing," one source comments, adding: "They are very communicative, their advice is always detailed and they always put the client first."

Another client comments: "They are really quick to respond and focused on clients' needs."

Work highlights

Represented a local authority tenant in a disrepair and disability discrimination case in which a traumatic leak led to the claimant being rehoused in unsuitable accommodation while repair works were carried out slowly and to a poor standard.

Notable practitioners

Rebecca Bahar acts for clients on cases concerning unsuitable accommodation and homelessness, including judicial reviews. She also advises on advises on disrepair and eviction claims.
"She is incredibly knowledgeable, really cares for her cases and works hard to make sure the clients get the results they need."

Sasha Rozansky represents vulnerable individuals, asylum seekers and migrants in connection with a range of housing claims, including disrepair and homelessness claims. She also advises on cases involving unsuitable accommodation, including those with associated discrimination claims.
"She has been fantastic, very responsive to queries and contacts us on strategic litigation." "She is incredible, she continues to work until clients are homed and taken care of. She is relentless and never gives up, and no problem is too small for her to deal with."

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Overview

The department has a leading reputation in housing advice and representation. Its solicitors can tackle complex judicial review claims arising in connection with Parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act 1996; unlawful eviction; disrepair and nuisance; service charge disputes; homelessness appeals and possession claims on grounds of disputed succession, rent arrears and anti-social behaviour; statutory reviews; and traveller law claims.

The team is jointly headed by Sasha Rozansky and Rebecca Bahar; and comprises Polly Glynn; expert consultants Keith Coughtrie, Diane Astin and Sue Willman; and associate solicitor, Lorna Barron. Much of the focus is on cases with a wider impact, whether for hundreds or thousands of vulnerable individuals litigating for migrants facing eviction, or for homeless victims of trafficking. The team is known for providing a high level of client care to clients, many of whom have mental health needs, disabilities, are survivors of torture or trafficking, or otherwise disadvantaged. 

The firm prides itself on its ability to work with other agencies, NGOs and interest groups, other solicitors’ firms, tenants’ and residents’ groups etc; and has built further collaboration through the firm’s PAP’s Project, providing legal supervision to enable judicial review pre-action protocol letters to be sent by caseworkers to assist destitute asylum seekers and refugees; and continues to work collaboratively with the Roma Support Group including providing them with training.


Social Housing: Tenants Department

Deighton Pierce Glynn

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8 Union Street

London

Greater London

UK

SE1 1SZ

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Social Housing: Tenants


Rebecca Bahar
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Sasha Rozansky
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