Radhika Shah

Radhika Shah

Radhika Shah

Associate Solicitor (Supervisor) Qualified: November 2014

Radhika joined TV Edwards in 2015 and is a housing supervisor.

Before joining TV Edwards, Radhika trained at Hopkin Murray Beskine in housing, public and family law seats and then spent a year working as a solicitor in the housing and community care team at a West London law firm.

Radhika has experience in all areas of housing law. This includes possession proceedings (for rent arrears, anti-social behaviour, fraudulent statements, sub-letting and succession) and disrepair claims or counterclaims.

Radhika also represents clients in injunction proceedings and breach of injunction (committal) proceedings.

Radhika advises clients on all aspects of homelessness cases, including reviews and appeals of negative decisions from local authorities and challenges to local authorities’ failures to comply with their duties by way of judicial review.

Radhika draws on her knowledge in other areas of law to provide clients with thorough and effective advice.

Noted in the Legal 500 as a ‘key lawyer’.

Notable cases:

R. (on the application of Laryea) -v- Ealing LBC [2019] 8 WLUK 164

Case examples:

  • Radhika acted for a client who had very high rent arrears. Her social landlord sought possession on rent arears and a counterclaim was brought for disrepair. Radhika successfully negotiated an order for the possession claim to be dismissed, the works to be done and the client’s arrears to be cleared.
  • Radhika acted for a tenant of a private landlord where possession proceedings were brought on the basis of a Section 21 notice. The claim was successfully defended on the basis that the Section 21 notice was not valid as the landlord had not complied with all the legal requirements.
  • Radhika urgently assisted a client who was facing street homelessness as accommodation provided by the Home Office was coming to an end. The client was provided with temporary accommodation and Radhika assisted the client to overturn a decision that he was not in priority need. Ultimately, the local authority accepted a full housing duty to the client.
  • Radhika assisted a single mother of 2 young children who had no recourse to public funds to obtain assistance from children’s social services to be housed and receive subsistence payments to avoid destitution.
  • Radhika assisted a vulnerable tenant with mental health issues to defend possession proceedings based on anti-social behaviour. A defence and counterclaim were raised on the basis that the landlord was unlawfully discriminating against the tenant. Radhika successfully negotiated a suspended possession order.

Panel Memberships: Housing Law Practitioners’ Association and Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Radhika was very efficient and kept me updated while dealing with my case