I joined Hodge Jones and Allen as a Senior Associate in November 2018. I was at my previous firm for over 8 years where I was a Partner at the firm and one of the Housing supervisors for both Social Housing, Property Disputes and Residential Conveyancing.
I litigate across a broad range of areas of housing and property law disputes ranging from disrepair claims, landlord and tenant disputes, judicial review, possession claims, review/appeals relating to local authority housing decisions.
I also have experience in property disputes to include disputes concerning freeholders or leaseholders, and Notices issued by the Local Authority.
I have been the Duty solicitor at Barnet County Courts where I have acted on behalf of Tenants in defending possession proceedings, as well as acting for Landlords on possession matters.
I enjoy defending possession proceedings particularly involving invalid notices and pursuing matters of disrepair within the same set of proceedings which would then enable me to negotiate and reach settlement for my clients.
- MA History and Politics, Birkbeck University, 2014 – 2016
- Legal Practice Course – College of Law, 2007 – 2008
- Law LLB (Hons) 2:1– Queen Mary University of London, 2004 – 2007
- Hodge Jones & Allen, November 2018 – Present
- SSP Law, April 2010 – 2018
- Trainee Solicitor at Baskin Ross and Co August 2008 – April 2010
- “Bahareh is always very helpful, efficient and lets us feel comfortable with what she is doing. Rather than using lawyer language, she speaks in a very easy-to-understand way and, furthermore, always wins the cases she is defending. Excellent professional!”
- “Our experiences with HJA to date have been very professional, efficient and pleasant. In particular the short time Bahareh has been with the firm she has demonstrated competence and effective turn around time of work given. I look forward to working with you more in the future.”
- Camden LBC v Tonello  All ER (D) 72 (Jan), March 2013 Legal Action
- Chalmiston Properties Ltd v Boudia 2015, Barnet County Court, Legal Action Dec 15/Jan 16
- Private landlord seeking possession against a tenant for arrears of rent, despite the tenant suffering with extremely poor conditions. Settlement was reached whereby the client received compensation, repairs to his property and a fixed term tenancy agreement for 3 years with the rent being fixed to below market rate for the duration of his tenancy.
- Acted for a client who was deaf and had secured arrears of rent on his social tenancy due to being unable to communicate with his landlord and no reasonable adjustments being made for him. The client was facing an eviction warrant the day after I was instructed. I was able to clear his arrears in full, dismiss the eviction warrant and set aside the possession order.
- Successful challenge to the local authority when seeking possession against non-secure tenants when their policies, or pre-action protocol has not been followed. Have been able to secure dismissal of the claim due to unlawful action being brought against the vulnerable tenant.
- Fluent: English and Farsi (Persian)
- Basic Introductory: French, German and Arabic
I enjoy travelling to different countries and continents and experiencing new cultures and languages, which I am always keen to learn. I am a passionate cook and enjoy hosting varied dinner parties and gatherings as well as eating out with friends and family.