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Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors, Jayesh Kunwardia, London, ENGLAND

Jayesh Kunwardia

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Work 020 7874 8430
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Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors

Work Department

Social Housing and Property Litigation.

Position

Jayesh Kunwardia is the Head of the Social Housing & Property Litigation team at Hodge Jones & Allen. He became a Partner in 2008 and joined the Management Board in 2015. He litigates across a broad range of areas of housing and property law disputes ranging from disrepair claims, landlord and tenant disputes, judicial review, possession claims, review/appeals relating to local authority housing decisions to matters concerning freeholder or leaseholder disputes, injunctions, boundary disputes, property nuisance/negligence claims, rights of way, planning and party wall disputes. Jayesh has extensive experience of cases decided in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), County Court, Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and in The Supreme Court.Award Winner of the 2015 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award (Social Housing Law Category). Most recent reported cases (1) Nzolameso v City of Westminster [2015] UKSC 22 leading authority on the question of whether it is lawful for a Council to accommodate a homeless person a long way away from the authority’s own area where the homeless person was previously living. (2) Regina (Eatherly) v LB Camden [2016] EWHC 3108 (Admin) Planning challenge to the excavation of a basement which was not authorised under “permitted development” rights.

Career

Qualified 2000; Partner at Hodge Jones & Allen in 2008 and joined the firm’s Management Board in 2015.

Languages

Gujarati.

Member

The Housing Law Practitioners Association; The Property Litigation Association

Education

LLB Honours Degree, London 1996; LPC College of Law, Guildford 1997.

Leisure

Enjoys spending time with his family, gardening and playing tennis.

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