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Cautious optimism for the end of section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions

The end of section 21 evictions ‘no-fault’, or ‘Renters’ Reform’ as the government now calls the policy, has been a mainstay of discussions about housing law for several years. Section 21 allows a landlord to evict a tenant for no ...

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Our housing and mental health lawyers recognised as ‘brilliant,’ ‘passionate,’ ‘knowledgeable,’ and ‘pragmatic,’ in Chambers & Partners 2023

Our lawyers often work with some of the most vulnerable members of society and their work is incredibly important, so we were delighted to see our Mental Health and Housing teams receive recognition in the 2023 Chambers & Partners UK ...

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Miles & Partners team among London’s top-ranking law firms in 2023 Legal 500

We are delighted that Miles & Partners once again sits among top-ranking law firms in London in the 2023 Legal 500 rankings for UK Solicitors. The firm has firmly retained its high tier ranking for three of its core practice ...

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8 top tips for making a complaint about housing to the Local Government Ombudsman

Housing Partner Lou Crisfield has recently achieved a great outcome for a client after helping her to complain to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO): Ms Y had approached the London Borough of Croydon for assistance when homeless. ...

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Rajea Sultana wins 2022 Housing Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award

Miles & Partners is delighted that housing law partner Rajea Sultana has been recognised as a legal aid hero, winning the 2022 Housing Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) award. The coveted award was presented by Helena Kennedy QC ...

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Expert lawyers from Miles & Partners shortlisted for the 2022 LALY awards

Everyone at Miles & Partners are delighted to hear that two partners, Andrew Bowmer and Rajea Sultana, are finalists in the 2022 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards run by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG). Rajea Sultana, ...

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Housing condition problems and potential remedies for non-tenant occupiers

Housing partner Lou Crisfield recently provided training to the Housing Law Practitioners Association on creative strategies to address poor housing conditions suffered by people accommodated via: s17 Children Act 1989 Care Act 2014 Asylum Support provisions under Immigration and Asylum ...

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Housing and Mental Health recognised in Chambers & Partners 2022

In the first year of making a submission to Chambers & Partners, we are delighted that our own partner and expert in housing law Lou Crisfield has been recognised by the legal research directory alongside longstanding endorsements for three partners ...

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Homelessness to increase as possession cases start again

One of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many people have had difficulties paying their rent and are facing the threat of eviction and homelessness this winter. At the beginning of the pandemic the government introduced temporary ...

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