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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

SPENCER HOUSE, 29 GROVE HILL ROAD, HARROW ON THE HILL, HA1 3BN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 033 3772 0409
Fax:
Fax 020 7923 3320
DX:
4216 HARROW
Email:
Web:
www.duncanlewis.com

Manjinder Kaur Atwal

Tel:
Work 020 3114 1269
Email:
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Housing

Position

Housing director Manjinder has over 10 years’ experience in housing and property litigation law. She litigates and deals with 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, review/appeals relating to local authority housing decisions, bringing and defending injunctions, boundary disputes, property nuisance/negligence claims, consumer and contractual matter, debt recovery and enforcement. She also has considerable experience dealing with small claims cases to 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 that no-one thinks can succeed, going on to obtain excellent results for clients.

Her most notable recent undertakings has been her work with the Grenfell Tower victims. 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. She was part of a team of solicitors from Duncan Lewis who set up two drop-in pro bono clinics at Al Manaar Mosque and Westway Sports Centre. The team was quick to liaise with housing officers present at the hotels and Westway Sport Centre to ensure the victims were accommodated adequately, in their preferred hotels with their family and friends.

She has appeared on TalkRadio Live and RT UK News Live discussing the needs of the victims of the 2017 Grenfell disaster and how the cuts to legal aid for housing disrepair have impacted vulnerable tenants.

Career

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

Member

Manjinder is an ADR Group Accredited Mediator.

Education

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: Social housing: tenant

'One of the most effective firms practicing social housing law', Duncan Lewis Solicitors has considerable expertise in Equality Act defence cases, unlawful eviction and possession claims, and homelessness appeals. The team also handles a considerable amount of pro-bono work, which has recently included representing a number of individuals in homelessness claims following the Grenfell Tower disaster. Bernadette Chikwe represented an individual in possession proceedings arising out of the client's inability to assume tenancy due to her immigration status, and Dianne Cowie has experience with disrepair claims. Subbiah Sivapunniyam has been called 'a legend among housing lawyers', and James de Vere Moss is also 'very good'. Chinedu Orogbu joined the team from Thomas Dunton Solicitors, and Manjinder Kaur Atwal was promoted to director.

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South East: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

Duncan Lewis Solicitors attracts praise for its 'robust practical approach to case management and client management'. The sizeable housing law team regularly acts for social tenants in defending against possession and unlawful eviction cases, with housing law specialists who are 'at the top of their game'. Key figures include Manjinder Kaur Atwal, whose expertise encompasses landlord and tenant disputes, housing disrepair, homelessness, and bringing reviews and appeals relating to local authority housing decisions.

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