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Lesley Curtis
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Lesley Curtis is a director of Hopkin Murray Beskine and a solicitor dealing with all aspects of housing and related social welfare law. She qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and specialises in housing and public law. Lesley has a particular interest in disrepair and property litigation.

She is developing the commercial department and also represents landlords in connection with both commercial and residential property. In addition Lesley is part of the management team at Hopkin Murray Beskine. She is also involved in the innovative online diary referral system called Nellbooker.

She is a graduate of Middlesex University and trained as a solicitor at Lawrence & Co. For several years she worked as a solicitor within the Tower Hamlets area for McMillen Hamilton McCarthy.

Lesley is recommended in both the Legal 500 and the Chambers UK Guide for her expertise, experience and her commitment to her clients. She is described in the 2018 Legal 500 Guide as “an indefatigable advocate for her clients”, and in the 2019 Chambers UK Guide as “very experienced” and “extremely knowledgeable and thorough”. The 2018 Chambers UK Guide stated that her “greatest strength is her empathy for clients and the resulting drive to get what they deserve”.


Significant cases in which she has acted:

Rogan v Woodfield Building Services [1995] 20 EG 132, CA

R v Tower Hamlets LBC ex parte Begum (CA)

R v Tower Hamlets LBC ex parte Uddin (2000) 32 HLR 391, QBD

R v LB Tower Hamlets ex parte Von Goetz (1999) 31 HLR 669, CA

R v Haringey LBC ex p PB (High Court)

Levi v Levi (2008) (Chancery Division)

Dawoodi v Zafrani (2015) (Chancery Division) – damages for trespass and nuisance caused by building works

Uddin v London Bough of Islington [2015] EWCA Civ 369 – Court of Appeal – concerned disrepair and liability for damp where there is an absent or defective damp proof course.


Client feedback:

“Friendly attitude and helpful… All spoken in layman’s language so I could understand everything”

“Upfront and straightforward with the costs… prompt and reliable”

“Very friendly and helpful; very useful and clear advice.”

“Very helpful, and easy to talk to about all my problems.”


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