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Multi-agency cooperation and complex care needs agreed

Case report: [2021] EWCOP 21. As more agencies get involved in a vulnerable person’s care and living arrangements, it can be harder to navigate the fine line between them to reach a solution.  Rachel Turner, who is joint head of our mental health ...

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12.08.2021

Lou Crisfield, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Housing secured after DWP error on Universal Credit

Lawyers from our housing team recently helped a victim of domestic violence to keep her home, after an error by DWP created a threat of eviction. Our client had been a victim of persistent and long-term domestic violence from her ...

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30.06.2021

Lou Crisfield, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Southwark council can no longer avoid HMO rules when housing families in shared accommodation

When Ms Titiloye, a Nigerian lady with two teenage children, became destitute her family was accommodated by the London Borough of Southwark in a single room in a four bedroom flat. The living room had been converted into a bedroom ...

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01.02.2019

London HMOs

Southwark council can no longer avoid HMO rules when housing families in shared accommodation

Destitute families placed in shared houses and flats by social services should see their living conditions improved following a judicial review in the High Court. The case described below will mainly affect families who, because of their immigration status, cannot ...

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10.01.2019

Lou Crisfield, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Caring for the carers

There is much in the media about the London housing crisis and the need for essential frontline nursing staff. So, one might expect landlords and local authorities to keep this in mind when housing a member of the caring professions. ...

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21.03.2018

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Securing entitlement to succeed to a tenancy when a partner dies

Rajea Sultana ensured that a recently bereaved lady was able to stay in housing association accommodation which had been in the name of her deceased partner, by showing that she had lived with her partner as his wife and occupied ...

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17.10.2017

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Family saved from eviction over 8 years after possession order

When the housing team at Miles & Partners received an order giving a landlord permission to issue a warrant for the eviction of one of our clients, our swift response enabled the family to remain in their home and recover ...

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10.07.2017

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Mother and housing association forced to honour promise to make daughter a secure tenant

If someone promises another person that they will give them an interest in land or property, and the person to whom the promise was made relies on that promise to their detriment, the courts will – if the circumstances justify ...

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26.10.2016

Miles & Partners Solicitors & Advocates, London

Return to work a realistic prospect?

Samin v Westminster City Council [2016] UKSC 1 Miles and Partners represented Mr Samin in his attempt to retain his status as a “worker” under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006. Mr Samin, an Austrian national since 1993 after ...

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28.01.2016