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Edward Sharp

Edward Sharp | Solicitor

esharp@hja.net 020 7874 8563

I am a solicitor working in the areas of Housing Law and Property Disputes. I have experience in a broad range of case types within these areas including disrepair and nuisance claims, freehold/leasehold disputes, homelessness review/appeals, landlord and tenant obligation disputes, waiver of occupancy negotiations, social housing succession and allocations advice, ownership disputes, trespasser/protest cases, tenancy deposit protection claims, planning consultation, judicial review, human rights and Equality Act cases, and injunction and possession claims.

I have experience conducting cases in the County Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, and through various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

I frequently act in cases involving complex medical evidence relating to mental health issues, and for parties who need a high level of support or who lack capacity to conduct legal proceedings.

Education

  • LPC at College of Law (Distinction)
  • GDL at City Law School (Distinction)
  • B.A. Philosophy and Psychology at Trinity College, Oxford University (2.1)

Career

  • Solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen in the Housing and Property Disputes departments, September 2014 to date
  • Trainee solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP (seats in Personal Injury, Family and a double seat in Housing), September 2012 – September 2014
  • Housing and Mental Health Law Paralegal at Burke Niazi Solicitors, August 2011 – September 2012

Client comments

  • “Edward Sharp took over our case and was absolutely amazing. We cannot thank him enough Edward was highly skilled and professional and did know best outcome for us. Thank you Edward for everything.”
  • “Thanks for everything, you have been a great support.”
  • “I am now fully settled in my new home. Thank you for your effort, I will definitely recommend you.”
  • “Thank you for all your help and for your kindness.”

Notable cases 

  • London Borough of Wandsworth v Matty [2016] County Court at Wandsworth: a successfully defended claim to a possession claim against a successor tenant on the grounds that he was over-occupying, won on the basis that it would not be reasonable to make a possession order against him in view of his vulnerability and the length of time he had lived at the property.
  • Nzolameso v City of Westminster [2015] UKSC 22: this is the leading Supreme Court decision on the question of whether it is lawful for a local housing authority to accommodate a homeless person in another area.
  • London Borough of Southwark v Dennis and persons unknown [2015] County Court at Central London: an appeal against an interim possession order made in respect of a protest group campaigning against the planned Aylesbury Estate demolition, who had occupied a derelict council-housing block there.

Membership and appointments

  • The Housing Law Practitioners’ Association (HLPA)

Personal interests

I enjoy reading and music, and spending time with family