Joanne Wong

Associate Solicitor
Housing & Social Care
Property Litigation

  • “It is always a pleasure to be instructed by Jo. Her cases arrive prepared to a very high standard, making it clear where one’s input is required. Her thorough trial and mediation preparation and client care smoothen the litigation process, whilst her constructive attitude and tactical awareness ensures that her clients receive fantastic representation.”

    Morayo Fagborun Bennett, Barrister from Hardwicke Chambers

  • “I found out about Osbornes after attending their free legal advice clinic at St Michael’s Church. From the start, I was given an excellent service which I would rate as 100%. If it was not for Joanne I would have lost my home and would be sleeping on the streets right now. I found all the staff members very nice, friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Osbornes to my friends.”

    Dominic Gallagher, possession client

  • “I found it all very professional and friendly at Osbornes. I am extremely happy with the outcome; my solicitor took away the stress of my case. I received a significant damages settlement from my Landlord (£28,500.00), which has really helped me in my new home. I would definitely recommend Osbornes in the future.”

    Eileen Burke, disrepair client

Joanne's testimonials

“It is always a pleasure to...

“It is always a pleasure to be instructed by Jo. Her cases arrive prepared to a very high standard, making it clear where one’s input is required. Her thorough trial and mediation preparation and client care smoothen the litigation process, whilst her constructive attitude and tactical awareness ensures that her clients receive fantastic representation.”

Morayo Fagborun Bennett, Barrister from Hardwicke Chambers

“I found out about Osbornes after...

“I found out about Osbornes after attending their free legal advice clinic at St Michael’s Church. From the start, I was given an excellent service which I would rate as 100%. If it was not for Joanne I would have lost my home and would be sleeping on the streets right now. I found all the staff members very nice, friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Osbornes to my friends.”

Dominic Gallagher, possession client

“I found it all very professional...

“I found it all very professional and friendly at Osbornes. I am extremely happy with the outcome; my solicitor took away the stress of my case. I received a significant damages settlement from my Landlord (£28,500.00), which has really helped me in my new home. I would definitely recommend Osbornes in the future.”

Eileen Burke, disrepair client

Joanne’s notable cases

  • Joanne acted for a mother with a young family who had been evicted from her property and was not offered emergency accommodation that night. She made urgent representations to the Council and threatened Judicial Review proceedings against the Council over their failure to accept a homelessness application and to provide temporary accommodation.
  • Joanne secured a settlement of £11200.00 plus costs on behalf of a tenant where the Housing Association failed to carry out repairs relating to damp and mould within reasonable time
  • Joanne has made urgent applications to suspend warrant of evictions on behalf of Council tenants who have found themselves in difficulties with rent arrears and Housing Benefit.

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  1. 5.8.2022

    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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  2. 14.7.2022

    20 Years of Celebrating Legal Aid Lawyers

    This year the litigation team at Osbornes attended the 20th anniversary of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2022 (“LALY 2022”)...

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  3. london house
    16.5.2022

    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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  4. 5.11.2021

    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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  5. shoreditch london
    3.9.2021

    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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  6. 19.8.2021

    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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  7. anxious woman
    14.5.2021

    Possession Claims Amends Due to Pandemic

    Last year I set out in two blogs the amendments implemented by the Government in the procedure for residential possession ...

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  8. 14.5.2021

    Possession Proceedings Update During Covid-19

    On 04th May 2020 I posted a blog about tenants’ rights during the pandemic. Since then there have been a number...

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  9. 29.4.2021

    High Court challenge the denial of benefit increases...

    The High Court is to decide whether it was lawful of the Government not to give nearly 2million people on...

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  10. 8.4.2021

    Council to amend unlawful housing allocation banding process

    For the last 8 years Brent Council has stopped the majority of homeless applicants from bidding for rehousing, treating them as ‘...

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  11. 22.2.2021

    Trapped in your Home Lockdown or Not! – The...

    Thousands of leaseholders are facing huge bills for safety improvements to their building after the Grenfell disaster. As a result...

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  12. 29.1.2021

    What does the national lockdown mean for possession...

    The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption to all elements of life, and possession proceedings are no exception. The number of...

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  13. 25.1.2021

    Teenage asylum seeker wins legal battle against Council...

    Vulnerable teenage asylum seeker wins age case against the council which unlawfully assessed him A vulnerable teenager who sought asylum...

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  14. 25.1.2021

    Hackney Council ignore vulnerable resident’s request

    Paranoid schizophrenic ignored by Hackney Council for four years wins legal battle over unsafe front door A man who suffers...

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  15. 24.12.2020

    Is Overlooking a Nuisance? Supreme Court to Decide

    Is overlooking a nuisance? The Neo Bankside residents granted permission to go to the Supreme Court In February 2020 the Court...

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  16. 23.12.2020

    EU Nationals with Pre-Settled Status entitled to benefits...

    Court Judgment means EU Nationals with Pre-Settled Status can access benefits and housing On 18 December 2020 the Court of Appeal handed...

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  17. 2.12.2020

    Education provision to age disputed migrants

    The thorny issue of education provision to age disputed migrants There was an interesting article in The Guardian last week...

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  18. 24.11.2020

    Is the delay in the Renters Reform Bill...

    There have been issues tenants have faced for a long time before pandemic; namely no fault evictions and the other...

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  19. 20.11.2020

    You are homeless because you are in shared...

    It is well established that shared facilities are not suitable for families with children as long term accommodation. The client...

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  20. 20.11.2020

    Up Up and away to the First Tier...

    This year we assisted in written representations for a welfare benefit case in the Upper Tribunal. This is a Housing...

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  21. 24.8.2020

    Housing Lawyer at Osbornes comments on the government’...

    Alex McMahon, expert housing lawyer in the housing and community care department at Osbornes has been quoted in various publications...

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  22. 13.8.2020

    Judicial review – friend or foe?

    The Government announced on 31st July 2020 that an independent panel has been asked to look at judicial review to consider...

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  23. 24.7.2020

    Rejecting tenants on housing benefit deemed indirect discrimination

    In a recent decision in the County Court at York it was held that a letting agent’s policy of...

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  24. 17.6.2020

    Refugee Week: Support for age disputed migrants during...

    As I reflect on refugee week, I thought that I would contact a previous client, “H”, to see how he...

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