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Social Welfare department wins praise again

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The Social Welfare department is delighted to be highly rated once again in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories.

In the Legal 500, our housing team is ranked in Tier 3 and we are noted to have ‘really outstanding individuals’ and that we ‘frequently advise really vulnerable clients on homelessness, possession and anti-social behaviour issues’.

Other key lawyers mentioned are: Jenny Hunt, Amanda Ford, Jenny Mansell and Radhika Shah.

Our joint head of department, Katie Brown, is described as ‘highly active in migrant support matters; she represents migrant families with children and adults with care needs in both housing and community care context’.

Testimonials mentioned in the Legal 500;

TV Edwards has an excellent team representing social housing and private tenants, which includes some of the best solicitors I have worked with (see below). They are fairly uniquely well-placed to deal with difficult cases for clients with complex needs given not only the strength of their community care, mental health and Court of Protection teams, but also the fact that many members of the housing team also work in these areas. This means that they are able to provide a truly holistic service to some of the most vulnerable clients, as a result of which they are often instructed by the Official Solicitor.’

Thorough and detailed work with exceptional expertise within the team.

‘Katie Brown, Jenny Mansell, and Jackie Starling are particularly recommended, but the team has many very good lawyers, e.g. Jenny Hunt and including ‘up and coming’ new solicitors like Hannah Rondel. Each is a recognised expert in the area with considerable cross-over experience in mental capacity and community care and excellent client skills.’

In Chambers and Partners, our housing work is ranked in Band 2. Jenny Hunt is recognised for her work in advising clients on a broad range of housing matters, ranging from possession claims and unlawful evictions to homelessness appeals and leasehold disputes. Katie Brown is recognised for her work in advising clients on homelessness applications, defence of possession proceedings and disrepair cases. Jenny Mansell is recognised as an ‘associate to watch’, including for her work in acting for clients who lack capacity on homelessness applications.

TV Edwards have, for the first time, been listed in the Times Best Law Firms 2021 Guide. We are ‘commended’ for our landlord & tenant work.

If you would like our team to represent you in housing or community care matters please contact us on 020 3440 8100 or a_housingreferrals@tvedwards.com.