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Nicholas Grundy

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
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Nicholas Grundy QC
An experienced senior advocate with a specialism in social housing cases that interact with real property, European law or discrimination issues. He regularly advises local housing authorities on policy matters and earns praise for his dedication to clients. Grundy has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court.
Strengths: "Clients love him and he speaks a language that everyone understands. He has a formidable presence in court."
Recent work: Acted for Aldwyck Housing Association in the Court of Appeal in a case concerning the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and whether a claim for possession was still valid despite the PSED assessment being inadequate because the tenant's disability had not been taken into account.
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Nicholas Grundy QC is an experienced Property, Public Law and Social Housing specialist. His practice particularly involves cases where Property and Public Law interact. He often represents Social Landlords, both Local Authorities and Housing Associations. Nick advises on housing policy. Nick’s practice also includes work for commercial and residential landlords in the private sector.

Waltham Forest LBC v Saleh [2019] EWCA Civ 1944 (Homelessness; out of area placements and reviews); LB Haringey v Simawi & SoS for CLG (intervening) [2019] EWCA Civ 1770 (Secure Tenancies; Succession; Discrimination under ECHR Art.14); Aldwyck HA v Forward [2019] EWCA Civ 1334 (Possession; Public Sector Equality Duty); Livewest HA v Bamber [2019] EWCA Civ 1174 (Possession Housing Act 1996, ss. 21(1A) & (1B)); Toms v Ruberry [2019] EWCA Civ 128 (Forfeiture; LPA 1925 s. 146); Alibkhiet v Brent LBC [2018] EWCA Civ 2742 (Homelessness; out of area placements ); XPQ v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC [2018] EWHC 1391 (Damages Claim under EU Directive on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings); Enfield LB v Turner [2018] EWHC 1341 (QB) (Possession; ECHR Art.8). LB Haringey v Ahmed & Ahmed [2017] EWCA Civ 1861 (Possession; Overriding tenancy and Agency); Holland v Oxford City Council [2016] EWHC 2545 (Ch) (Annual fair; licence or tenancy) and Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Ltd [2015] UKSC 15 (Equality Act 2010, s.15, Disability Discrimination, Proportionality).

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Social Housing Lawyers Association (SHLA) – Nick is on the Committee of SHLA

Property Bar Association (PBA)

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