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Ms Manjinder Kaur Atwal
Housing director Manjinder Kaur Atwal has over 13 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 regularly features in the media, speaking to TalkRadio Live and RT UK News discussing her work. She recently discussed the government’s low levels of spending on social housing and the impact on landlords and tenants during the Covid-19 outbreak. She has also written numerous articles for media platforms on the current social housing issues.
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.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Led by Manjinder Kaur Atwal and based in Harrow, Duncan Lewis Solicitors‘ housing team boasts a wealth of experience acting for tenants on a wide range of matters. Atwal has expertise in disputes in areas including possession claims, evictions, disrepair and negligency, and homelessness, where she is supported by solicitor Daljit Singh. Sadaf Mir‘s practice often involves overlapping duties under the Children Act, Care Act, and Equality Act, while Vincent Davis has particular experience with vulnerable clients. In addition, the team is contracted with the Legal Aid Agency to provide subsidised services to social tenants in England and Wales, and handles pro bono and duty work.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors covers a broad range of social housing claims and ‘a high volume of legal aid cases‘ for tenants, including disrepair, homelessness and succession matters. The practice ‘shows strength in depth‘ and has a niche area of expertise in acting for tenants in urgent possession and unlawful eviction cases via the County Court Possession Duty Schemes in London, and has further niche expertise of assisting vulnerable clients through means of Equality Act defences as well as challenges against local authorities by way of judicial review proceedings. ‘Excellent leaders‘ Manjinder Kaur Atwal , Dianne Cowie, Bernadette Chikwe and David Head lead the London housing offering and are ‘highly experienced in all areas of housing law‘.
- Leading individuals - South East > Real estate > Social housing
- Social housing - South East > Real estate
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
- Real estate > Social housing
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate