Local Government & Social Housing
Lisa has substantial experience in housing law matters.
She is regularly instructed on anti-social behaviour injunction applications as well as consequent committal applications for breach of injunctions. She has much experience in and is comfortable with dealing with injunctions and committal applications on an urgent basis. Lisa is also frequently instructed by local authorities in dealing with applications for closure orders in the Magistrates.
Lisa is experienced in acting for both claimants (including housing associations and local authorities) and defendants in respect of residential possession claims.
She has substantial advocacy and trial experience where her thorough preparation is always an asset. Lisa is always happy to discuss matters informally and assist instructing solicitors shaping any applications to effectively bring the case before the Court. She has a very collaborative approach and is able to develop a very good rapport with solicitors and clients.
Lisa has recently been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown by the Attorney General (Regional Panel B).
Local Government & Social Housing Cases
- Persons Unknown v N: Acted for the Respondents in successfully resisting an appeal before a Circuit Judge against an order for possession made against trespassers. The appeal involved arguments over the applicability of the Equality Act 2010 including the extent of the Respondent’s public sector equality duty and interference with the Appellant’s Article 8 rights.
- M v M: Acting for a housing association in a three-day trial and successfully obtaining an outright possession order based on discretionary grounds of possession involving antisocial behaviour.
- Successfully obtaining an urgent “out of hours” anti-social behaviour injunction in a case involving violent behaviour
- Successfully obtaining a closure order following a trial in case involving allegations of drug use at the property.