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Housing and human rights support offered to Grenfell Tower survivors

20th June 2017

London law firm, Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA) has been instructed by a number of former residents of Grenfell Tower. “Our teams are working together to provide full coordinated legal advice on housing, the inquiry, human rights and personal injury matters,” said Jocelyn Cockburn, partner and joint head of the firm’s civil liberties team. “Our…

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Successful appeal ends two-year battle to force Westminster Council to accommodate homeless man suffering from mental health issues

23rd February 2017

London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen has won an appeal against Westminster Council following its refusal to accommodate a vulnerable homeless man suffering from mental illness, following a two-year battle. Highlighting compelling medical evidence, the firm challenged the council through two reviews and two appeals on behalf of its client whom the council deemed…

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Housing White Paper offers some hope to renters in insecure and unaffordable accommodation, but little detail on how aims will be achieved

7th February 2017

Today the Government unveiled its new housing strategy for England in a White Paper presented to the House of Commons. The communities secretary, Sajid Javid, vowed to build more affordable houses and help people buy and rent, after admitting the current market is “broken”. Sophie Bell, specialist housing lawyer at London law firm Hodge Jones…

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COMMENT: MPs have a huge opportunity to reverse shocking homelessness figures

27th January 2017

Today, the Homelessness Reduction Bill reaches report stage in Parliament giving MPs the opportunity to table any amendments to the Bill. Daniel Fitzpatrick, a lawyer dedicated to helping individuals facing homelessness at London law firm, Hodge Jones & Allen, says: “MPs have a huge opportunity to reverse the shocking homelessness figures that were released this…

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