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Housing law reform and legal aid

Its always the tenants who suffer

There have been a lot of announcements recently from the government about housing law reform, and what they intend to do in the private rented sector.   Whether any of these proposals will actually come to pass is not certain.  However I (along with many others) am concerned about the approach taken by this government, both…

Can agents ever sign possession claims?

We all know, or those of us who do possession proceedings know, that only the landlord (the claimant) or his solicitor can sign the court paperwork for issuing a county court claim for possession.  Claim forms being signed by letting agents is one of the top reasons why cases get chucked out by the court.…

Becoming a lawyer

The stereotype image of a lawyer

Like many people I suspect, I was concerned to read the recent BBC report about glass ceilings which, the report said, means that “top professions such as medicine and law are increasingly being closed off to all but the most affluent families” However I am not sure I entirely agree with that. I don’t know…

The Law Bazaar

If you are looking for a lawyer, there is a new option available now. This is the Law Bazaar (reported by the Guardian here). Set up by solicitor Costas Andrea, fed up with the huge sums made by claims companies just for referring work to solicitors, this allows clients and lawyers to make contact direct.…

Susskind – the end of lawyers?

Richard Susskind

I have just listened to an interesting webcast of an interview of Richard Susskind here. Susskind is promoting his new book, The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the nature of legal services, having written several groundbreaking books on the use of IT and technology in the internet in the past. Susskind covers quite a wide range…



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Tessa is an English lawyer specialising in residential landlord and tenant law.


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