Emma advises and appears in court on a wide range of housing matters. She regularly represents clients in possession claims, including those involving anti-social behaviour, unlawful occupation/subletting, Article 8/public law defences and disrepair defences. Emma has significant experience in relation to anti-social behaviour injunctions, committal hearings and applications to suspend warrants.
Emma also has experience in the field of homelessness and has acted on behalf of the appellant in appeals under s.204 and s.204A of the Housing Act 1996. She is keen to further develop her practice in this area.
Emma has previously worked as an appeals officer in the housing benefit department of a south coast local authority and has also prosecuted benefit fraud cases. As such she is familiar with the rules of entitlement and the issues that can arise in housing cases where benefits are in payment.