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Ann Bevington

 

Ann Bevington is a solicitor and a director of Hopkin Murray Beskine. She qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and specialises in housing and public law. Ann has a broad housing law practice and 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 and in the Chambers UK Guide. The 2019 Chambers UK Guide states that she “offers extensive expertise in the full breadth of housing issues” and quotes sources as saying she “knows everything about the law and a case” and “is very good at negotiating with the other side”.

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 [2017] EWCA Civ 1127– Court of Appeal – whether provisions in Ealing Council’s housing allocations policy ringfencing 20% of lettings for working household and model council tenants were unlawful.

 

Client feedback:


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

“Ann was very professional, organised and made the process very clear”

“Very helpful and fought for our case – we felt valued”

“Ann listened and understood my needs and instructions and worked with me to achieve the desired outcome. Excellent service, highly recommended”.

 



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