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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Dianne Cowie

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Director of Housing, Dianne Cowie specialises in acting for both landlords and tenants in housing matters including; disrepair, possession proceedings, injunction and committal proceedings, homelessness appeals, and judicial reviews. She has extensive experience handling cases that have been decided in the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Dianne has a niche specialism in housing disrepair matters, helping tenants and leaseholders ensure repairs are carried out to their properties and when possible, obtaining compensation for clients affected by disrepair. She is also highly experienced in possession matters and in particular, matters involving allegations of anti-social behaviour, often in respect of vulnerable clients.


Dianne worked at several firms before joining Duncan Lewis in 2015 as a partner-level director in the Croydon branch.


Dianne studied her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (LLB) at Nottingham Trent University and gained her LPC from the College of Law, London.

London: Real estate

Social housing: tenant

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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