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Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors represents Grow Heathrow

Posted: August 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: legal, Media | Tags: | 1 Comment »

Good news on the court case front. Grow Heathrow now has one of the best legal firms in the country representing us in what is described as a “ground-breaking case” on the Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors website.

Assisting Lindsay Johnson of Doughty Street Chambers who has put in a tireless amount of work and effort on the case so far off his own back, Jayesh Kunwardia, partner  in the Housing team at Hodge Jones & Allen and who specialises in Housing Law said:

“This is a ground breaking case which will define whether every single possession claim in relation to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy or on a mandatory ground for possession will require a proportionality assessment.”

Although the owner’s possession claim has been accepted, Grow Heathrow, whose case was heard at the Central London County Court on 18th July, has been granted a stay of eviction and leave to appeal under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act by Judge Karen Walden-Smith, which guarantees the right to a home and family life. Walden-Smith stated that “the Supreme Court has so far shied away from reaching a determination as to whether Article 8 applies to private as well as public landlords”.

More information on the case can be found on The Guardian website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/18/heathrow-squatters-ruling-housing-law

One Comment on “Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors represents Grow Heathrow”

  1. 1 Transition Heathrow » Blog Archive » Grow Heathrow Court Date – 23rd October 2012 said at 12:38 pm on September 17th, 2012:

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