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HS2 Faces Legal Action Over Breach of Human Rights and Risk to Life

1st July 2019

A homeowner is taking legal action against HS2 as she believes the multi-million pound scheme breaches her human rights and could endanger lives. Hero Granger-Taylor, 65, has received an engineer’s report that claims planned tunnels close to her home could cause a 120-year-old 10 metre high wall to collapse ‘with catastrophic consequences’. The report looked…

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Public Law Partner Joins Hodge Jones & Allen

12th April 2019

Hodge Jones & Allen has bolstered its public law expertise helping clients challenge government decisions with the appointment of a public law specialist Adam Tear. Adam, who is a solicitor advocate able to represent clients in the higher courts in the UK, has joined as a partner to build the public law capability at the…

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Developers wipe out another piece of Soho’s past

23rd July 2018

In a further blow to the disappearing history of London’s Soho, a long-term resident who founded and ran the club ‘Les Cousins’ with her husband in the 1960s is being forced to leave the flat she has lived in for nearly 50 years as a protected tenant. Diana Matheou’s family created the iconic folk and…

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Too many evictions could be avoided, says housing lawyer

7th June 2018

A recent report (April 2018) by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee highlighted the shocking imbalance of power between tenants and landlords. Nearly half of tenants (44%) interviewed said that fear of eviction prevented them from raising issues with their landlord, such as disrepair to the property. Social housing lawyer Farzana Chowdhury from…

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Frailty of the Homelessness Reduction Act without proper funds

17th April 2018

Despite the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act earlier this month, social housing lawyer Farzana Chowdhury of London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen says that without the funds and more social housing to accompany it, the legislation will have little impact. The aim of the Act is that early intervention by local authorities and…

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