Homelessness Lawyers London
If you have been been homeless or are at risk of being made homeless, contact our housing lawyers today. Our lawyers can advice you on whether your local authority has a duty of care towards you. We can assist you will your homelessness application and request for interim accommodation.
William Ford Partner
“At the top of the social housing tree. Their team provides high quality advice and great client care.”
“Really successful and effective, capable of handling complex cases and responding to urgent situations and vulnerable clients.”
If you are made homeless through no fault of your own and are considered to be vulnerable, your local authority may have a duty to provide you with accommodation and may decide to accommodate you.
The housing team at Osbornes Law can give expert advice and assistance in the making of homelessness applications, requesting a review and interim accommodation. We also assist in carrying out of appeals of negative review decisions to the Courts.
If the local authorities housing department do not have a duty to house you we may be able to obtain assistance for your from social services. Osbornes is experienced in bringing Judicial Review action against local authorities in order to obtain results for our clients.
"Manjit Mandair is exceptionally clever and has housing law at her fingertips. She is known in the housing world for her hard work and dedication. She has spent long weekends challenging LAA decisions for emergency funding, only to secure favourable outcomes for her clients. She gives her clients clear advice and seeks early and favourable outcomes to her cases."
"I have been instructed by Arjun for some years now. He will always, rightly, look at what favourable outcomes we can get for the clients and has often challenged me where I have taken an overly conservative approach. He looks for points to assist his clients wherever he can and, on a recent case, refused to allow a local authorities uncompromising approach deter him. He is bright and dedicated and will certainly go far."
"Osbornes are an exceptional team. They have a wealth of housing experience and knowledge that is ‘top notch’. Clients are safe in their hands. As colleagues, they have a fantastic working relationship with each other and, feeding off of each other’s expert knowledge, their solicitors work to ensure that no stone is unturned."
"The team at Osbornes is inspired by its leader Will Ford, a truly first-rate, modern lawyer’s lawyer. The team have blossomed under his Will and are now packed with conscientious, dedicated and excellent lawyers who always give their clients 100%."
"Alex McMahon – thorough and committed. Very easy to work with."
"A committed and well-organised team with a good knowledge of the law and who work hard to secure a good outcome for their clients"
"Osbornes has an impressive social housing team and the quality of their work that I have seen is very high. Will Ford is a very well-regarded figure in the housing law world and leads a team of high quality and committed lawyers."
"Osbornes provide an incredibly high-quality service to their clients. The firm treats its legal aid clients with the same respect and commitment as if they were important private clients, which is rare and admirable. Their housing solicitors are also highly skilled and knowledgable."
"This is an outstanding firm with great attention to detail. They work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for their clients. They have excellent client care skills and are extremely organised."
"They are at the forefront of legal developments in the field of social housing and community care. They are committed to using their multidisciplinary expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients."
"This a great team - the quality of their work is amazing and they are very professional"
"An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."
"Osbornes team is noted for cross-practice expertise in areas such as housing and community care, which it brings to bear in disrepair, possession and homelessness cases involving vulnerable adults, individuals with language difficulties, the elderly and those with no recourse to public funds."
The social housing team is friendly, approachable and genuinely care about its clients.
A broad knowledge places the social housing department one step ahead of others when it comes to community care knowledge.
The social housing department always go the extra mile.
The social housing team has a strong track record in representing tenants in claims against local authorities and housing associations, with particular expertise in complex disrepair and possession cases.
Osbornes is commended for its 'rare level of commitment'.
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