‘Money for lawyers’ triggers jump

The number of people returning to the courts to boost their divorce settlements doubled last year – partly because there is more money around to spend on lawyers, according to new data. Cardiff-based Hugh James, which compiled the figures, explained that many couples fail to obtain a court order to formalise their financial agreement when they divorce. Without such an order severing respective...

Court orders council to rehouse family

Jayesh Kunwardia, 41, social housing and property litigation partner at London firm Hodge Jones & Allen. Why is he in the news? He acted for a mother of five children, including twins, in her Supreme Court appeal against a local authority’s decision to make her homeless. Westminster Council made Titina Nzolameso homeless after she declined to move with her family from London to Bletchley,...

Group claim against London estate agent Foxtons

Who? Chris Haan, 36, senior international and group claims solicitor at London firm Leigh Day. Why is he in the news? He is bringing what is expected to be a multimillion-pound group claim against a London estate agent. The claim is on behalf of private landlords using Foxtons to let, or to let and manage, their properties. It is alleged that the estate agent, without the landlords’ consent,...

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