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UK-wide Social Housing: Tenants
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3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Osbornes Law

Osbornes Law has one of the largest social housing and social care specialist legal teams in London. The department is made up of some of the most experienced solicitors in their field who undertake cases involving housing, community care issues and also welfare benefits.

Our specialist housing solicitors help people, every day, who are experiencing housing problems with their local authority or private landlords.

We act for housing association tenants, leaseholders, private tenants, homeless people.

We are committed to assisting people with a wide range of needs, circumstances and from all backgrounds to achieve the best possible results.

We represent clients in a wide range of housing and social care matters including:

  • Housing disrepair
  • Homelessness
  • Evictions
  • Property and Tenant disputes
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Challenging age and care assessments
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Welfare Benefits Appeals

Led by two high skilled housing solicitors - William Ford and Shilpa Mathuradas, the team is recognised for its cross practice expertise in housing and community care and represents vulnerable adults, individuals with language challenges and the elderly.

The department holds a public funding contract and represents individuals eligible for legal aid. 

Based in London, with offices in Camden and Hampstead, has a national and international reach. For over 45 years, the firm has worked to protect and fight for its clients. 



Chambers Review

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Social Housing: Tenants - UK-wide
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Osbornes Law represents tenants in the full variety of housing law matters, including issues of possession, eviction, disrepair and anti-social behaviour. The team is also experienced in homelessness and community care issues, as well as public law and judicial review claims. It regularly assists migrants and other vulnerable clients. It is also equipped to provide advice on welfare benefits.

Work Highlights

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  • Osbornes Law defended a client against a possession order made by Gateway Housing Association in proceedings before the Court of Appeal.

Notable Practitioners

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William Ford
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William Ford
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William Ford is experienced in representing tenants in disrepair and possession claims, as well as homelessness appeals and judicial reviews concerning allocation of housing.

"William Ford is truly extraordinary - he helps everyone and knows the law better than anyone."

"He is absolutely brilliant and is a very effective litigator for clients who don't have many options. He is very pragmatic, measured and reasonable - he appeals to common sense, which makes him an effective negotiator."

Edward Taylor
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Edward Taylor
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Up and Coming

Edward Taylor often acts for vulnerable clients on disrepair and homelessness claims as well as cases concerning unsuitable accommodation.

"Edward Taylor is a very committed and capable solicitor."

Alex McMahon
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Alex McMahon
Associates to watch

Alex McMahon routinely represents tenants in possession and disrepair proceedings and has further experience handling disability discrimination and anti-social behaviour matters.

"Alex McMahon is really good and committed to his clients."

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William Ford
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William Ford
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Edward Taylor
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Edward Taylor
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Up and Coming
Alex McMahon
Alex McMahon
Associates to watch

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