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Ann Bevington

 

Ann Bevington is a solicitor dealing with all aspects of housing law. She qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and specialises in housing and public law. Ann has particular expertise in disrepair claims, unlawful eviction claims and possession proceedings. She acts in homelessness cases including judicial review claims and county court appeals. She also provides representation in anti-social behaviour cases.

Ann acts for tenants and leaseholders in a range of residential tenancy and leasehold disputes, including service charge cases and “shared ownership” lease disputes. She has considerable experience of advising on tenancy deposit issues and Rent Act tenancy disputes. She also acts for landlords in connection with residential landlord and tenant disputes.

She also acts in public law cases, including damages claims against local authorities relating to breach of human rights, and challenges to housing allocation schemes.

She frequently acts as a duty solicitor on the county court housing possession duty scheme.

Ann trained as a solicitor at Dowse & Co. Before joining Hopkin Murray Beskine in 2013 she spent several years in the housing team at Fisher Meredith LLP in south London.

Ann is recommended in the Legal 500 Guide 2016 and in the Chambers UK Guide 2017 where she is noted for her enthusiasm and empathy with clients and described as “very tactically aware”.

 

 

Recently reported cases

London Borough of Lambeth v Loveridge [2014] UKSC 65 – Supreme Court - establishing that statutory damages are available to an unlawfully evicted secure tenant.

H & Others v Ealing London Borough Council [2016] EWHC 841 (Admin) – High Court – provisions in Ealing Council’s housing allocations policy ringfencing 20% of lettings for working household and model council tenants found unlawful. See commentary here

 

 

Client feedback:


“My solicitor was the best I’ve had, she managed to make sure all my disrepair issues were dealt with”

“Excellent service by helpful top quality solicitor”

“Very friendly and supportive – many thanks for all your help”

“The advice I received was very clear and useful”

 



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