Angela represents local authorities and tenants in Housing and Homelessness claims. Her practice includes the following key areas:
- Anti-social behaviour
- Illegal subletting/ Only or principal home
- Leasehold disputes
- Judicial Review
- Interim Housing
- Appeals under the Housing Act 1996
All aspects of Housing Law, mainly representing the Local Authority, but on occasion taking instructions from tenants.
In Homelessness cases, representing both local authorities and tenants in Homelessness Appeals and Judicial Review Claims including advice upon the merits and drafting Grounds.
Acting on behalf of local authorities in the First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tier Tribunal on matters related to service charges and benefits assessments.
Related professional memberships
- Property Bar Association
- Social Housing Law Association
Related selected cases
- A judge dismissed the application to set aside judgment made by the tenant of a local authority property. In a possession claim, the tenant’s defence and counterclaim had been struck out and possession of property granted to the local authority. The local authority argued that the tenant had sub-let the whole of his property without permission, and relied upon a Judicial Review claim made by the sub-tenants in which their occupation of the property was documented.
- R. (on the application of Eteiwy) v City of Westminster Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court), 31/08/2016
Where Reported:  EWHC 3743 (Admin); Official Transcript
News & events
In this bulletin Angela Piears looks at this recent Court of Appeal decision that considers whether, if a social landlord breaches its Public Sector Equality Duty (“PSED”) under section 149 Equality Act 2010 (“EA”), a court will assess if it would have made any difference had the social landlord in fact complied with its duty.1st August 2019 Read more18th December 2018 Read more
Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation During April and May 2017, we ran a 2-part workshop in Chambers exploring the law and procedure on dealing with mental health issues in housing cases. This Bulletin is intended as a follow-up note for those of you who attended, and as a general practice note for those of30th May 2017 Read more
Welcome to this, the 18th bulletin from the Housing Team. We hope that you will find the content of interest: if you wish to receive further updates you can subscribe by replying to email@example.com Forfeiture for non-payment of service charges Last month, we ran a workshop in Chambers exploring the law and procedure of forfeiting a9th January 2017 Read more
Welcome to this, the fourteenth bulletin from the Housing Team. We hope that you will find the content of interest: if you wish to receive further updates you can subscribe by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org On 13th July 2016 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in this case where a tenant (Mr Edwards) in a block of21st July 2016 Read more
Topic: “How should the courts assess whether a homeless applicant is vulnerable and in priority need of housing, with reference to the Housing Act 1996 s.189 (1)(c)?”2nd July 2015 Read more