Amir Faizi

Housing and Social Care

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  • Osbornes are a fantastic team who really stand out in the market in the fields of housing and social care.

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  • Their mix of private client work and legal aid means that legally aided clients are (unusually) able to access a professional and top-flight law firm and get treated with real respect

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  • The social housing team at Osbornes is exceptional. The solicitors are highly competent, professional, and committed.

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  • A large, experienced, and capable team with in-depth knowledge covering the entirety of housing and homelessness law

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  • The group has developed expertise in several specialist areas, such as advising EU nationals on their legal status and bringing challenges in asylum age assessment cases.

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  • The team has demonstrable experience in advising clients on issues involving vulnerable clients who have claims against local authorities and housing associations.

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  • 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.

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  • Osbornes is commended for its 'rare level of commitment'.

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  1. houses of parliament

    When can you challenge public body decisions about...

    An introduction to public law Public law governs the relationship between public bodies, such as central government or local government,...

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  2. asylum seeker

    Short-Form Assessments of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

    Age is just a number? Shining a light on Local Authorities’ Short-Form Assessments of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children A recent report...

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  3. camden road

    DWP Exposed for £32,000 Underpayment of Disability Benefits

    Osbornes Law has assisted a vulnerable client to recover underpaid disability benefits totalling over £32,000. Our client, a disabled young man,...

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  4. 23.1.2024

    Case Reiterates Local Authorities should follow Allocation Scheme

    R (on the application of Kukhtyak) -v- London Borough of Hounslow [2023] EWHC 2914 (Admin) This sad case concerned an elderly couple...

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  5. housing discussions

    Supreme Court sets High Threshold for Local Authorities...

    Judgment was handed down on 28 November 2023 by the Supreme Court in an important case regarding the main housing duty. The...

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  6. 28.9.2023

    Gatekept homeless teenager accommodated by local housing authority

    Miss X, a 17 year old whose details are anonymised to protect her privacy, left her family home in March 2022 following...

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  7. 28.9.2023

    Homelessness case successfully settled for elderly disabled lady

    Ms X, whose details are anonymised to protect her privacy, had been living in a privately rented one-bedroom flat for...

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  8. 28.9.2023

    Disrepair case against Landlord and Freeholder successfully settled

    Osbornes Law represented a private tenant who lived with his young son. The property suffered from severe disrepair including leaking/...

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  9. 28.9.2023

    Client successfully rehoused following refusal by local authority

    Osbornes Law represented a client who had been found intentionally homeless by his local authority. He was extremely vulnerable and...

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  10. 28.9.2023

    Client rehoused and £16,000 arrears cleared

    Osbornes Law were instructed to assist a client to suspend a warrant for possession. The client had fallen into arrears...

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  11. 26.9.2023

    Victory for Homeless Victim

    Mr X, whose details are anonymised to protect his privacy, fled his home country due to severe persecution from the...

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  12. 13.9.2023

    Successful homelessness judicial review case against Redbridge Council

    This matter involved a claim in the High Court for judicial review against Redbridge Council for failure to comply with...

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  13. Renters Reform Bill

    The Renters (Reform) Bill – Will it have the...

    There has been much publicity recently over the Renters (Reform) Bill, the assumption being that the government have their eye...

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  14. 13.7.2023

    Family Unlawfully Evicted Receives Damages of £22,000

    This matter involved an unlawful eviction claim brought by our clients against their private landlord (“the Landlord”). Our clients were...

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  15. Man is making audit of household expenses

    Success in Court of Appeal in child disability...

    The Court of Appeal has today handed judgment in the case of Harrington v Secretary of State for Work and...

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  16. Churchill Gardens neighborhood in Pimlico

    High Court finds Westminster Council’s Housing Scheme...

    Westminster City Council’s housing allocation scheme found to be unlawful The High Court has today handed down judgment finding...

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  17. High Court of Justice, London, UK

    Court of Appeal Dismisses Legacy Benefits Claim

    The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the legacy benefit Claimants’ appeal of the decision of the High Court dated 18...

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  18. East London aerial view

    Housing allocation case questions lawfulness of council’s...

    Until February 2022, the social housing allocation scheme for the London Borough of Newham allowed people who lived outside the borough...

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  19. High Court of Justice, London, UK

    Legacy benefits uplift: appeal granted by Court of...

    On 18 February 2022 the High Court dismissed the case brought by Osbornes on behalf of 4 claimants challenging the governments failure to...

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  20. london house

    Immediate, Non-Deferrable and Unqualified

    Judgment was handed down on 04 May 2022 in the Court of Appeal in an important case regarding the main housing duty....

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  21. DATE OF BIRTH close up on a printed form

    Vulnerable child wrongly assessed to be an adult

    Upper Tribunal finds a vulnerable child to be 17 years old despite two flawed local authority age assessments which led to...

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  22. Homeless Teenager

    Council overturns unlawful housing policy

    Homeless teenager claims victory for more than 1,200 homeless people after forcing council to overturn unlawful housing policy A homeless teenager...

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  23. shoreditch london

    Homeless Teenager takes London Council to High Court

    A homeless teenager is taking a London council to the High Court for ‘unlawfully’ banning hundreds of homeless people from...

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  24. mould

    Housing Disrepair Scandal in South London

    Following an investigation by ITV nearly 500 homes in the Eastfields Estate in Mitcham, south London, owned by the housing association...

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