She is very approachable and very good with difficult clients. She's very good at putting things in layman's terms, and brilliant in the courtroom - a wonder to watch.

Overview

Laura practices the full range of housing law representing tenants and other occupiers. She specialises in acting for vulnerable tenants and is frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor for those without Litigation Capacity. She also has a practice in the Court of Protection specialising in section 21A applications.

Housing

Laura undertakes the full range of housing law, with a particular interest in homelessness, unlawful eviction and harassment, defending anti-social behaviour Injunctions and possession actions, discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, and rights to succeed.

Laura’s housing practice includes experience of challenging administrative decision making by way of judicial review.

Court of Protection

Laura has a practice in the Court of Protection, with a special interest in section 21A applications for those deprived of their liberty.

Injunctions and breaches of injunction

Laura also has experience of defending gang injunctions (“Gangbos”) and housing related injunctions.

Notable cases

Shields, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2008] EWHC 3102 (Admin); The Times January 14, 2009: Power to pardon under Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons 1983.

Recommendations

Well versed in all aspects of housing law, with particular experience in homelessness cases, unlawful evictions and antisocial behaviour injunctions. She is highly regarded for her in-depth knowledge of Equality Act appeals, possession orders and succession rights. Strengths: "Knowledgeable and has a pragmatic approach to cases and an excellent manner with clients. A safe pair of hands." "Tenacious and very able." Chambers and Partners 2018
Well versed in all aspects of housing law, with particular experience in homelessness cases, unlawful evictions and antisocial behaviour injunctions. She is also highly regarded for her in-depth knowledge of Equality Act appeals. Strengths: "She is very approachable and goes out of her way to make clients feel at ease." Chambers and Partners 2017
Experienced across all aspects of housing law, and has a particular interest in homelessness, unlawful eviction and the defence of antisocial behaviour injunctions. Strengths: "She is very approachable and very good with difficult clients. She's very good at putting things in layman's terms, and brilliant in the courtroom - a wonder to watch."  Recent work:  Regularly conducts housing trials, including possession proceedings and injunctions. Chambers and Partners 2016
Maintains an excellent reputation for social housing work including matters involving antisocial behaviour cases, homelessness, possession proceedings and disrepair claims.Chambers and Partners 2015
Offers broad social housing expertise, with a particular focus on antisocial behaviour cases, homelessness, possession actions and disrepair claims. Expertise: "Very good in court. She really fights for the client and is always accessible and responsive."Chambers and Partners 2014
...Laura Cawsey, who is noted for her work representing vulnerable clients and is "always well prepared and very good on her feet".Chambers and Partners 2013
Laura Cawsey of Garden Court North is noted by sources for the volume of social housing work that she undertakes. Her down-to-earth manner plays very well with her clients.Chambers and Partners 2012

 

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