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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Manjinder Kaur Atwal

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Housing director Manjinder Kaur Atwal has over 10 years’ experience in housing and property litigation law. She handles a wide variety of housing and property law dispute cases including possession claims and eviction matters, landlord and tenant disputes, homelessness, housing disrepair, bringing judicial review matters, reviews and appeals relating to local authority housing decisions, bringing and defending injunctions, boundary disputes, property nuisance/negligence claims, consumer and contractual matters, debt recovery, and enforcement. She also has considerable experience dealing with small claims cases and multi-track cases, and undertakes her own advocacy at court and tribunals on behalf of her clients.

Manjinder is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients and has earned a reputation for taking on difficult cases  deemed without merit, going on to obtain excellent results for clients.

Her most notable recent undertaking is her work assisting victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. As well as assisting victims with their immediate housing needs, she is heavily involved in negotiations and raising awareness for those who have been impacted. Manjinder and her team were amongst the first lawyers to assist the victims and was part of a team that set up two drop-in pro bono clinics at Al Manaar Mosque and Westway Sports Centre. She has appeared in the media on multiple occasions, discussing the needs of Grenfell victims and how the cuts to legal aid for housing disrepair have impacted vulnerable tenants.


Manjinder was admitted as a solicitor in 2001 and joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2012. She was promoted to partner-level director in 2017.


Manjinder is an ADR Group Accredited Mediator.


Manjinder studied Information Technology with Multimedia at Middlesex University in 2004 before completing her Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at Brunel University. In 2006, she successfully completed her LPC at the College of Law.

London: Real estate

Social housing: tenant

Within: Next Generation Partners

Manjinder Kaur Atwal - Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Within: Social housing: tenant

Duncan Lewis Solicitors' social housing team is mainly spread across offices in Croydon, Dalston, Harrow and Lewisham. It covers the full range of housing disputes, including disrepair cases, possession proceedings involving Equality Act defences, homelessness appeals and judicial reviews. The firm's commitment to access to justice is reflected by its significant involvement in pro bono work, and it is also acting for a number of participants in the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Manjinder Kaur Atwal is assisting an assured tenant with defending a possession claim and bringing a counterclaim against a landlord property development company, as well as the sole director of and shareholder in the landlord. Atwal is also defending a client against a possession claim concerning a shared ownership property under Article eight and Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights in a potentially precedent-setting case concerning the role of social landlords in possession proceedings for shared ownership property brought by a mortgagee. Other recommended individuals are Dianne Cowie, James de Vere Moss, Chinedu Orogbu, Bernadette Chikwe and Subbiah Sivapunniyam.

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South East: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Leading individuals

Manjinder Kaur Atwal - Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Within: Social housing

Manjinder Kaur Atwal leads the housing and property litigation group at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. The firm, which is the largest supplier of legal aid in England and Wales, primarily acts for vulnerable tenants. Its team handles the entire gamut of contentious social housing issues, with particular expertise in possession and unlawful eviction, judicial reviews challenging local authorities and Equality Act defence cases. Solicitor Adrian Smith  is recommended for homelessness issues and unlawful evictions.

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