- Called: 1990
Josephine has been a housing specialist for more than 20 years, formerly practicing from Arden Chambers. She has considerable experience in the field of homelessness and allocations with a particular interest in human rights, children, administrative and EC law. She has a mixed practice, representing applicants, tenants, landlords and local authorities. Josephine worked part-time while looking after children and recommenced full-time practice in 2014. She also contributes to the Asylum Support Appeals Project providing Tribunal representation.
Social housing, homelessness and allocations, local government taxation, welfare benefits, judicial review, anti-social behaviour, landlord and tenant.
- BSc (hons) 1983
- Dip Law 1989
- Bar Vocational Course 1990
Huda v London Borough of Redbridge  EWCA Civ 709
Court of Appeal successfully responding to appeal on issue of intentional homelessness and discharge of duty to the homeless.
Ersus v London Borough of Redbridge  EWHC 1025
High Court costs decision following settlement of appeal on suitability of accommodation offered to homeless family
R (on the application of Sarbpreet Daudhar) v Oxford City Council  EWHC 1871 (Admin)
Homelessness and children
R (on the application of Paul Nicolson) (Claimant) v Tottenham Magistrates (Defendant) & Haringey London Borough Council (Interested Party)  EWHC 1252 (Admin)
Council tax costs
R (on the application of Leticia Mckenzie) v Waltham Forest London Borough Council  EWHC 1097 (Admin)
Homelessness and pregnant women
R(o/a Mangion) v London Borough of Lewisham  EWCA Civ 1642
Social housing homelessness, administrative law, duty to give reasons.
Mansfield District Council v Langridge  EWCA Civ 264 Court of Appeal.
Landlord and tenant, security of tenure, distinction between licences and tenancies.
Barrett v Southwark LBC  EWHC 1568
Social housing, homelessness Lawtel AC0117804
R(o/a James Casey & ors) v Crawley BC & ODPM (interested party)  EWHC 301.
(Admin) judicial review, Gypsies and Travellers, eviction, inquiries, planning, human rights.
Martin v UK (2003) ECHR Application No. 63608/00
Declared admissable on 27 March 2003. Privacy, covert surveillance by local authority in nuisance proceedings. Acted for applicant.
Smith v Paul  1 All ER 509 Court of Appeal.
Forfeiture, mortgages – pro-bono.
R (o/a Reiner) v LSC, Claim No. 1600/02 Legal Action Nov 2002
Human rights, discrimination, access to legal aid for large family. Acted for applicant – claim resulted in change of legislation.
R (o/a Ibrahim) v Redbridge LBC  EWHC 2756.
Social housing, allocations. Acted for local authority.
Norwich CC v Stringer (2001) 33 HLR 15, CA.
Local government, housing benefit, restitution.
R v Southwark LBC, ex p. Campisi (1998) 31 HLR 560.
Social housing, homelessness.
R v Southwark LBC, ex p. Hughes (1998) 30 HLR 1082.
Social housing, homelessness.
Baxter v Camden LBC (No.1) (1997) 30 HLR 501.
Subject/areas of law Social housing, landlord and tenant, noise nuisance.
R v Southwark LBC, ex p. Bediako (1997) 30 HLR 22.
Subject/areas of law Social housing, homelessness, asylum seeker.
Children and Housing (2000) Lemos & Crane Arden’s Housing Library.
Rights to Buy and Acquire (1997) Lemos & Crane Arden’s Housing Library.
Contributor to The Human Rights Act 1998: A practitioners Guide, Sweet & Maxwell (Baker ed).
On-line commentary for Lawtel on housing cases, articles in Journal of Housing Law.