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|Year of Call (& Silk)||2003|
|Areas of practice||Housing
Landlord and Tenant
Right to Buy
|Summary||Emily became a tenant in 2004 following the successful completion of her pupillage in Chambers. She undertakes both court and advisory work in the areas of housing, business tenancies, administrative and local government law including landlord and tenant, mortgages, homelessness, housing benefit, anti-social behaviour, nuisance, disrepair and possession claims.
Emily has acted for public and private sector clients including a number of local authorities and she is frequently instructed by solicitors outside London. She has a good reputation for her knowledge and experience in cases involving allegations of anti-social behaviour (including appeals to the Crown Court and High Court). More recently, Emily has been instructed on a number of claims for judicial review for both claimants and defendants and has enjoyed particular success in cases concerning homeless applications.
|Areas of practice detail|
|Housing||All aspects of housing law including bringing and defending mortgage claims, LVT applications, succession of tenancies and nuisance claims (public and private).|
|Local Government||Including bringing and defending homelessness appeals, s.222 Local Government Act 1972 Injunctions, duties owed to children, allocation policies, delegation of functions to ALMOs.|
|Landlord and Tenant||Including possession claims (private and public sector), commercial tenancies, disrepair, unlawful eviction, applicability of Disability Discrimination Act 1995.|
|Right to Buy||All aspects of procedure and policy including eligibility to exercise the right to buy and validity of statutory notices.|
|Housing Benefit||Advising on applications, defending and bringing appeals, general application to rent possession claims.|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||All aspects of anti-social behavior including ASBOs in the Magistrate’s and County Court and appeals to the Crown Court, Parenting Orders, Individual Support Orders, Protection from Harassment Act 1997, Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions and nuisance possession claims.|
"HIP homes, radical change?" - New Law Journal, Vol 155, No. 7163, p.206
"Child tenants – a minor problem" New Law Journal, Vol 155, No. 7196, p1522. Approved by the Court of Appeal in Alexander-David v Hammersmith & Fulham LBC  EWCA Civ 259.
"Malcolm v Lewisham LBC - Nasty surprise or logical conclusion?" Journal of Housing Law, Vol 11, Issue 6, 2008, p.103.
|Annotations||Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (with Andrew Dymond, Faisel Sadiq and Justin Bates)|
|Author/co-author||Co-author of Homelessness and Allocations, 8th Edition, Legal Action Group (with Andrew Arden QC and Toby Vanhegan published by LAG).|
|Other||Emily was awarded the following scholarships by Lincoln’s Inn:
In her personal time, Emily enjoys running, gardening, horse riding and martial arts and was awarded a 2nd Degree Black Belt in taekwondo in April 2009.