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Housing & Social Welfare

We specialise in all areas of social welfare law

Housing And Social Welfare

Experts in Housing & Social Welfare

Edwards Duthie Shamash has a team of experienced and committed lawyers specialising in all areas of social welfare law. We can advise you regarding a wide range of housing cases including homelessness, repossession of both rented and mortgaged property, disrepair, unlawful eviction and cases concerning the allocation of social housing.  We also offer expert advice and assistance in community care and mental health cases.

Almost all of our work is funded by legal aid.  Please follow this link to establish whether you qualify for legal aid.

Approachable lawyers

We know that housing problems can be very worrying and stressful. Our approachable and knowledgeable housing lawyers have the skills and experience to guide you whatever the nature of the difficulties that you face.

Our dedicated team of lawyers work to the highest standards and are able to deal swiftly, sensitively and effectively with cases at all levels, from straightforward housing problems to complex cases in the Appeal Courts.

Strong community links

We have developed strong links with the community, including Citizens Advice, and are proud of the seamless referral systems that we have developed with these organisations. We are proud of the good working relationship we have developed over many years with local Councils including Newham, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Waltham Forest, Hackney and Epping Forest. 

We have contracts with the Legal Aid Agency to provide duty advice in relation to repossessions at the Edmonton and Romford County Courts and at the Stratford Housing Centre. 

Strong reputation

Our housing team has an excellent reputation and has conducted a number of leading cases in the field of housing law over many years.  The Team is recognised in the Legal 500 and by Chambers & Partners. Our lawyers are deeply committed to defending and supporting housing rights. Whether you need help with securing housing support from your local authority, challenging a homelessness decision, defending possession proceedings or ensuring that your home is repaired, safe and secure, our lawyers are on hand to give you the advice and assistance you need.

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