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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

James de Vere Moss

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Housing director James has extensive experience in a broad range of social housing matters including; possession proceedings, unlawful eviction, homelessness reviews, disrepair and harassment claims. He represents both landlords and tenants and has further expertise in handling matters that involve allegations of sub-letting, allegations of anti-social behaviour and the service of notices. James frequently assists clients facing possession proceedings in his capacity as a duty solicitor at the Central London County Court.


James was admitted as a solicitor in 2006; he joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2007 and was appointed to partner-level director in 2015.


James was accredited as a commercial and civil mediator in 2007.


James obtained both his LPC and PGDL from the College of Law; prior to this he studied History at Southampton University.

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Social housing: tenant

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors is β€˜clearly a major player’ in the space and β€˜each practitioner excels in their area’. Dianne Cowie is the β€˜go-to’ name for housing disrepair matters, Subbiah Sivapunniyam regularly challenges local authorities in judicial reviews, and β€˜talented and insightful solicitor’ James de Vere Moss acts for vulnerable clients, including homeless people. The group recently defended an individual in possession proceedings brought by a registered social landlord, and advised a vulnerable client with mental health issues in the defence of possession proceedings brought by a local authority. Bernadette Chikwe was promoted to director in late 2016 and solicitor Manjinder Kaur Atwal, who β€˜clearly knows her stuff’, is β€˜incredibly bright, conscientious and pragmatic with excellent analytical skills’.

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