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Rosie Gibbs

Rosie Gibbs is a solicitor in the housing and public law team.

Rosie joined Hopkin Murray Beskine in 2016 and qualified as a solicitor in 2019. Since qualification Rosie has specialised in housing and public law and is gaining a reputation as a skilled litigator.

Rosie has particular expertise in discrimination and judicial review. She has considerable experience of working on complex judicial review claims involving local authorities and central government departments. Her clients include vulnerable homelessness applicants, refugees, victims of trafficking and families with disability-related needs.

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Rosie also has broad housing law expertise. She is very skilled in advising on homelessness duties and acts in homelessness appeals in the county court. She also acts in disrepair claims and advises tenants facing possession proceedings.

Rosie is a highly effective, practical and creative adviser and a determined litigator. She adopts a collaborative approach to problem solving, ensuring that decisions about how to achieve the best outcome are made with her clients. She is thorough, determined and efficient.

Rosie has been a key part of the team running a number of large, high profile cases including:-

DA v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – [2019] UKSC 21 – Supreme Court decision in judicial review challenge to reduced “benefit cap” brought on behalf of several lone parents and their children under the age of two.

R (Z) v Hackney LBC & Agudas Israel Housing Association Limited – [2020] UKSC 40: appeal to the Supreme Court in a discrimination challenge to a housing association’s lettings policy.

R (T & Others) v Secretary of State for Education [2018] EWHC 2582 (Admin) Judicial review challenge to the secretary of state’s policy granting additional free childcare to working parents, under which lone parents unable to work due to disability or caring responsibilities were not eligible for additional childcare.

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