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Osbornes Law

Social Housing: Tenants

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What the team is known for

Represents tenants in the full variety of housing law matters, including issues of possession, eviction, disrepair and anti-social behaviour. Also experienced in homelessness and community care issues, as well as public law and judicial review claims. Regularly assists migrants and other vulnerable clients. Also equipped to provide advice on welfare benefits.

Strengths

A market commentator says: "They're excellent, very communicative and excel at client relations."

Another source states: "This is an outstanding firm with great attention to detail. They work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for their clients. They have excellent client care skills and are extremely organised."

Work highlights

Represented a client in a challenge against the local authority's failure to provide suitable accommodation for an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child.

Notable practitioners

Edward Taylor often acts for vulnerable clients on disrepair and homelessness claims as well as cases concerning unsuitable accommodation.
"He goes the extra mile for his clients." "He is an excellent lawyer with exceptional attention to detail. He leaves no stone unturned in finding the right solution for his clients."

William Ford is experienced in representing tenants in disrepair and possession claims, as well as homelessness appeals and judicial reviews concerning allocation of housing.
"He is brilliant - he's really intelligent and has great strategic capabilities."

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Overview

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. 



Social Housing: Tenants Department

Osbornes Law

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Department location

Livery House

7-9 Pratt Street

London

Greater London

UK

NW1 0AE

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Social Housing: Tenants


Edward Taylor
Up and Coming
William Ford
Band 2