- Court of Protection and Mental Capacity
- Clinical negligence and personal injury
- Inquests and inquiries
- Discrimination and equality law
- Judicial review and public law
- Media and information law
- Extradition law
- Mental health
- Family Law
- Police misconduct
- Fraud Financial and Business Crime
- Prison law
- Professional Negligence
- Health and community care law
- Regulatory and public procurement law
- Right to protest
- Human rights
- Serious and Complex Crime
- Animal Welfare law
Bindmans has unrivalled expertise in the complex field of housing law. The firm has a strong commitment to social justice, and for over 30 years we have been protecting and extending the housing rights of ordinary people.
We act for individuals who are locked in dispute with their landlords – for example, where they are facing eviction, or repairs haven’t been carried out. We are also known for our group action work. We have acted for hundreds of Hackney and Westminster residents disputing service charges; and for tenants opposing a regeneration scheme in Southwark affecting thousands of local people. We are currently acting for two groups of elderly tenants challenging Camden and Westminster’s decision to forcibly remove them. We are expert at bringing test cases and also advise national and local voluntary agencies and social landlords.
Our expertise ranges from bringing cases in the county courts, up to the House of Lords. We have also taken cases to the European Court in Strasbourg. Whether it is a dispute between one tenant and their negligent landlord on a well-established point of law, or a group action which will lead to widespread changes in the law, we provide a high-quality service.
Our housing team is led by Paul Ridge, who writes and lectures extensively on housing law.
The quality of our service goes beyond our renowned legal expertise. Housing disputes can be hugely distressing for those involved and we work hard to get the best result as quickly as possible and to minimise the stress our clients face.
Where a case demands it, we can call on expertise from colleagues in other areas of law - such as immigration, personal injury, or mental health - to provide a seamless service to clients.
Internal reviews & county court appeals against homelessness
Judicial review of housing policies
Illegal eviction & harassment
Security of tenure
Squatters’ rights & adverse possession
Carbon monoxide poisoning claims
Asylum seekers’ support
Rent disputes at assessment committees