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Elizabeth England

Employed as a housing case worker in 2015 at award winning legal aid practice Turpin & Miller Solicitors in Oxford, trained and later became head of the housing team. After a series of high-profile cases, she moved to north-west specialist housing firm Pearson & Johnson Solicitors advising and representing local authorities and registered social landlords. Whilst there she obtained Higher Rights and conducted advocacy on behalf of the firm in the range of housing law issues. In 2014 was invited to join London chambers 42 Bedford Row to work with a specialist housing law team. Now represents a range of clients from inner-London borough councils to private clients in the full spectrum of housing law. Elizabeth provides regular training to the London Borough Legal Association. Recent cases include
    Obtaining and enforcing possession orders for landlords
    Defending possession claims for tenants
    Dealing with Human Rights defences
    Dealing with Equality Act defences
    Dealing with unlawful occupiers and squatters
    Unlwaful eviction and harassment
    Disrepair, nuisance and statutory nuisance
    Homelessness reviews and appeals in County Court
    Injunctions to prevent anti-social behaviour and other orders available under he ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014 including committal applications
    Service charge claims
    Leasehold management issues
Contributed to


Homelessness—assisting the homeless post-3 April 2018
Homelessness—assisting the homeless post-3 April 2018
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers the main homelessness duties owed by local housing authorities (LHAs) in England post the coming into force of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. It discusses the duties imposed on local authorities by the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996) including the prevention duty (HA 1996, s 179), the relief duty (HA 1996, s 189B), the interim duty (HA 1996, s 188) and the main housing duty (HA 1996, s 193).

Practice Area


  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author


  • Admission to Rolls 2008
  • LPC (College of Law) 2015
  • LLDip (College of Law) 2014
  • BA(Hons) History (Bristol University) 2013
  • Higher Rights of Audience 2012
  • Call to Bar 2014

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