Ms Sadaf Mir > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Luton, England > Lawyer Profile

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
THIRD FLOOR REAR, AW HOUSE, 6-8 STUART STREET
LUTON
BEDFORDSHIRE
LU1 2SJ
England

Work Department

Housing

Position

Sadaf  has extensive experience in possession, homelessness, disrepair, and judicial review matters. Many of the housing cases she deals with concern overlapping duties owed under other legislation including the Children Act, Care Act and Equality Act. She frequently assists those with no recourse to public funds, asylum seekers and victims of trafficking with accessing suitable accommodation.

Sadaf has a particular interest in the area of homelessness and obtains successful outcomes in many such cases at the review or appeal stage. A case where she successfully challenged a negative review decision which found her client, a domestic abuse survivor to be intentionally homeless concerned the local authority’s failure to follow its own policies and the national strategy on domestic violence. The local authority overturned its decision in September 2018, and on 12 September 2019 the local authority apologised to her client on a BBC show for the delay in accepting the full homelessness duty towards her client.

Career

Safad qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2020.

Education

  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test – BPP Law School, London
  • Bar Vocational Course – BPP Law School, London
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) – University of Keele, Staffordshire
  • Awarded Blackstone Exhibition Scholarship by Middle Temple Inn

 

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Social housing

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.