Farzana Chowdhury > Hodge Jones & Allen > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Housing & Property Disputes
Farzana Chowdhury is a Partner in the Housing department at Hodge Jones & Allen. She has worked at Hodge Jones & Allen since 2001, specialising in housing law during that time.
Farzana has experience dealing with a broad range of social housing law cases including disrepair, possession proceedings, unlawful eviction, harassment, discrimination and homelessness. Her particular interests lie in complex anti-social behaviour, succession, tenancy fraud and sub-letting cases. She also frequently acts for tenants who are vulnerable or have mental health issues and have required a much higher level of care and attention as a result.
Farzana passionately believes in access to justice for all and works closely with several external organisations, providing advice and assistance to ensure their clients are able to access appropriate legal advice wherever possible.
Farzana has dealt with a number of group litigation cases for tenants of social landlords affected by disrepair to their homes. She has managed to achieve agreements for block works as well as significant settlements for damages for her clients in these cases.
Farzana joined HJA in 2001. She was promoted to Associate and Partner in 2010
Housing Law Practitioners Association
S.O.A.S, University of London (1997 LLB (Hons)), College of Law (1998 LPC)
Hodge Jones & Allen is ‘an industry leader in social housing law‘, representing clients across a broad spectrum of social housing matters, including possession, illegal eviction anti-social behaviour injunctions and disrepair claims, and provides ‘a valued service for legally-aided clients‘. The practice, headed by ‘exceptional lawyer‘ Jayesh Kunwardia, has a strong reputation for its work regarding the administrative law aspects of social housing, such as homelessness reviews, claims for judicial review and discrimination matters, and has a niche specialism in advising victims of domestic abuse and trafficking. ‘Exceptional‘ Farzana Chowdhury and ‘very well-regarded‘ Sophie Bell are both experienced in acting for vulnerable tenants and those with additional needs, such as those with capacity issues. Daniel Fitzpatrick has ‘extensive experience‘ in human rights and discrimination matters and is a lead housing solicitor in the Grenfell inquiry.
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- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)