Housing & Property Team

Rajea Sultana

SolicitorLanguages spoken Bengali
Rajea Sultana
Qualified tbcJoined Miles & Partners 2008
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Rajea worked as a welfare benefits and family law practitioner at an East London firm of solicitors before joining Miles & Partners.

Rajea specialises in a variety of areas of housing law, in particular, defending possession proceedings based on allegations of anti social behaviour and rent arrears, appealing homelessness decisions and suspending eviction warrants. She has also represented defendants in possession proceedings brought on grounds of rent arrears. In particular, Rajea is interested in challenging decisions of Local Authorities finding homeless applicants intentionally homeless or not in priority need of accommodation.

“I wanted formally to note how impressed I have been with the way that Rajea has dealt with this matter and how grateful I have been and am for all of her input and hard work on the case.”  Counsel testimonial sent to Rajea Sultana.

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Lou Crisfield

Housing Caseworker
Lou Crisfield
Joined Miles & Partners 2012
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Formerly a housing caseworker and supervisor at Tower Hamlets Law Centre for 15 years, Lou has extensive experience representing clients in housing cases in courts at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal. She regularly represents clients in possession proceedings, homeless appeals, actions for disrepair and judicial review of judicial review of Local Authority decisions on homelessness, housing allocations, and access to accommodation and support for young people under the Children Act 1989.

Lou has specialist expertise in advising and representing children and young people who are seeking housing and support from their local authorities. She has also written and delivered a number of specialist training courses on Homeless Children and the Children Act 1989.

Lou has a particular interest in cases involving domestic abuse, was a management committee member of Tower Hamlets Womens Aid and has written and delivered many training courses on housing rights and domestic abuse.

“Lou Crisfield is a credit to the company. Her time and assistance were appreciated. I always found all the staff professional, attentive and very approachable.” > Read More

Lou has been a trainer for Shelter since 2004 and regularly delivers courses on homelessness, security of tenure, allocations and young people’s housing rights.

Lou was awarded the 2016 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in the Social and Welfare Category

Notable Cases

Shameful Housing Strategy | Extra Bedroom For Carer | Social Housing Secured

Other members of Housing & Property Team

Danielle Apenteng

Assistant to Simon Marciniak and Rajea Sultana
Danielle Apenteng
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Other members of Housing & Property Team

Rajea Sultana

Solicitor

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Lou Crisfield

Housing Caseworker

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Lou Crisfield

Danielle Apenteng

Assistant to Simon Marciniak and Rajea Sultana

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