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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

UNIT 6, GROUND FLOOR, LONGCROSS COURT, CARDIFF, CF24 0AD, WALES
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Lynda Reid

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Work 020 7275 2574
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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Housing

Position

Solicitor, Lynda Reid, has over 25 years of post-qualification experience and litigates across a broad range of housing law matters, in particular where the client has Equality Act defences. She regularly acts for vulnerable clients with mental health difficulties.

Committed to the vulnerable in the community, Lynda ensures that they have access to advice and provides pro bono advice both in Cardiff and the Blaenau Gwent area ensuring that access to justice is readily available to those living in legal aid ‘deserts’. Lynda has significant advocacy experience and is currently on a duty rota at Cardiff County Court along with a free legal advice rota in a local Citizens Advice.

Lynda has been influential in many complex cases including providing assistance on the case of Lee-v-Cardiff City Council which clarified the position with regards to permission prior to an application for a warrant.

Lynda has been a keynote speaker for a national charity event and was a legal consultant to the producers of BBC Raw. She also attended a forum with the shadow chancellor on debt.

Career

Lynda has 25 years of post-qualification experience. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1990 and worked in several firms prior to joining Duncan Lewis in November 2015.

Education

LLB (Hons) Law


Wales: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

Duncan Lewis Solicitors provides 'thorough, clear and concise advice' to tenants across a broad array of contentious work including reviews, appeals and judicial review proceedings relating to homelessness, disrepair, succession for tenants and neighbourhood disputes. 'Highly motivated' team head Heather Iqbal Rayner provides an 'excellent service' to individuals, many of whom are vulnerable (including those with mental health and learning conditions) and is praised for 'her willingness to go the extra mile for her clients'. Rayner is currently representing a defendant (as one of a group of defendant travellers) in a defence to possession proceedings brought by the local authority arguing that they unlawfully trespassed on the land. Relying on human rights defences, the case is set for trial in 2018 and could bring important clarification defining the status of new age travellers - so far undefined in law - and confirm the status of trespassers. Lynda Reid is also recommended.

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