Mr Simon Mullings

Housing and Social Welfare Department

Simon has specialised in Housing and Social Welfare Law since joining the firm in 1998.

Over his career Simon has acted as housing possession court duty adviser across five east London County Courts and is co-author of a forthcoming Legal Action Group book on duty desk advice and representation. He is also a contributing author of the Legal Aid Handbook and writes regularly for the Legal Action magazine.

Simon won the Social Welfare Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award in 2020 and is co-chair of the Housing Law Practitioners’ Association.

Notable cases include

  • Rikha Begum v Tower Hamlets London Borough Council [2005] 1 WLR 2103
  • R(Cali and others) v Waltham Forest LBC [2006] EWHC 302 (Admin); [2007] HLR 1;
  • Francis v Brent Housing Partnership Ltd and others [2013] EWCA Civ. 912 [2013] All ER (D) 348 (Jul)
  • Panayiotou v Waltham Forest London Borough Council, Smith v Haringey London Borough Council [2017] EWCA Civ. 1624, [2017] HLR 48
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