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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

James de Vere Moss

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Housing director James has extensive experience in a broad range of social housing matters including; possession proceedings, unlawful eviction, homelessness reviews, disrepair and harassment claims. He represents both landlords and tenants and has further expertise in handling matters that involve allegations of sub-letting, allegations of anti-social behaviour and the service of notices. James frequently assists clients facing possession proceedings in his capacity as a duty solicitor at the Central London County Court.


James was admitted as a solicitor in 2006; he joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2007 and was appointed to partner-level director in 2015.


James was accredited as a commercial and civil mediator in 2007.


James obtained both his LPC and PGDL from the College of Law; prior to this he studied History at Southampton University.

London: Real estate

Social housing: tenant

Within: Social housing: tenant

'One of the most effective firms practicing social housing law', Duncan Lewis Solicitors has considerable expertise in Equality Act defence cases, unlawful eviction and possession claims, and homelessness appeals. The team also handles a considerable amount of pro-bono work, which has recently included representing a number of individuals in homelessness claims following the Grenfell Tower disaster. Bernadette Chikwe represented an individual in possession proceedings arising out of the client's inability to assume tenancy due to her immigration status, and Dianne Cowie has experience with disrepair claims. Subbiah Sivapunniyam has been called 'a legend among housing lawyers', and James de Vere Moss is also 'very good'. Chinedu Orogbu joined the team from Thomas Dunton Solicitors, and Manjinder Kaur Atwal was promoted to director.

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