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BPTC student who used legal skills to bring judicial review succeeds in having her dad’s benefits reinstated

27th February 2017 - Legal Cheek

A Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) student has successfully had her seriously ill father’s benefits reinstated after she brought a judicial review against the Department for Work and Pensions. A number of solicitors and barristers stepped forward to offer their services, some on a pro bono basis – including social housing solicitor Edward Veale.

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Strawberry Vale residents in East Finchley sue for compensation from Peabody Trust for failing to supply gas after unexpected shutdown in January

28th September 2016 - Hendon and Finchley Times

Residents of an East Finchley estate left without a gas supply for months are seeking compensation from the group managing supply for ‘considerable debts’ racked up at the time. Head of Social Housing Jayesh Kunwardia is helping five residents apply for a group litigation order (GLO) against Peabody for compensation and a successful application will allow 49 other residents to claim.

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Legal Hour on Betar Bangla community radio station (1503 am)

31st May 2016 - Betar Bangla radio station

This Thursday, presenters – Nina Ali and Daniel Fitzpatrick will welcome special guest Sadat Sayeed to focus on Immigration and EU issues.

Sadat is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers specialising in advice, representation and advocacy in all areas of;

  • Immigration
  •  Asylum
  • Nationality
  • Deportation
  • Detention
  • EU free movement
  • Human rights law

In 2015, Sadat acted for Dmytro Firtash in an historic victory against an attempt by the USA to extradite him from Austria. In a landmark decision, the Regional Court in Vienna refused to order Firtash’s extradition on the ground that the US request was politically motivated.

An opportunity for listeners to ‘Legal Hour’ to hear from a recognised legal expert and to call in with your own questions.

Legal Hour – Thursday, 2 June – 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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