Manjit Mandair > Osbornes > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Housing and Social Care


Associate Solicitor


Manjit is recognised as a leading individual in Social Welfare Law, ranked by her peers in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories. She was a finalist for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in the Social and Welfare category. Manjit has over 10 years’ litigation experience. Her case work involves complex fast track and multi-track trials.

You can rely on Manjit to provide clear concise advice from the outset and throughout your matter, she is straight talking and has a no nonsense and pragmatic approach to litigation and is always mindful not to incur unnecessary litigation costs.

Possession issues

She represents clients in possession proceedings (all types) including: antisocial behaviour, rent arrears, mortgage possession, allegations of fraud, declarations for a right to succession of a tenancy, eviction, including illegal eviction, harassment and enforcement of legal charge issues. She has a keen interest in pursuing the cross over between housing and public law, human rights and discrimination issues in possession proceedings.


Manjit has extensive experience in dealing with disrepair matters, including advising leaseholder tenants. She has settled cases involving significant damages and is experienced in handling disputes at mediation.

Public law

Her casework includes judicial review of local authority decision making. Manjit can quickly identify the cross over between Children Act and Housing Act duties, having volunteered within the legal team at the Howard Legal for Penal Reform. She advises on issues of access to accommodation and support for young people. Manjit also accepts instructions in relation to adult social care issues. She has been instructed by the Official Solicitor in a number of cases on behalf of clients who lack litigation capacity and by Lasting Power of Attorneys.

Professional commitments

  • Manjit has provided expert training to external organisations and to other lawyers on behalf of HLPA in relation to antisocial behaviour issues.
  • Manjit is a member of the Housing Lawyers Practitioners Association (HLPA) and was instrumental in setting up and sitting on the junior HLPA committee.
  • Manjit is a member on the Community Care for Children and Young People (CCCYP)
  • Manjit is an advocate for the possession, duty desk scheme at Court.