Tel: 0161 832 4036
Fax: 0161 832 0370
DX: 718200 Manchester 3
maria@kenworthysbarristers.co.uk
Arlington House
Bloom Street
Salford
Manchester
M3 6AJ

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Local Authorities

We have extensive experience of acting for local authorities, right from the earliest response to a challenge all the way to representing in the higher courts.

Management of Council Housing

·        Allocation and Introductory tenancies, young and vulnerable tenants

·        Possession and Anti-social behaviour

·        Human Rights

Allocations and Housing Policy

·        Keeping your policy documentation up to date and compliant with the ever changing landscape.  We can review your policies or advise on how best to ensure that your processes and working practices comply

·        Complaints and ensuring that matters are dealt with creditably, minimising or better still avoiding embarrassing or costly ombudsman findings

·        Managing your relationships with social landlords, nomination and regulation

·        Managing your duties in the private sector, regulating and prosecuting ‘rogue’ landlords

Homelessness Duties

·        Temporary accommodation

·        Reviews and appeals

Information Law

·        Responding to FOI requests

·        Managing tension between confidentiality and duty to disclose

Commercial property

·        Managing your authority’s own property portfolio

·        Construction

·        Dilapidations and building disputes

Other areas of Local Government work

·        Judicial Review – see our pages on Administrative and Public law

·        Children – see our pages on family and finance, and children law

·        Court of Protection – best interests applications – see our pages on Court of Protection

·        Community Care – see our pages on Court of Protection and Administrative law

·        Education – see our pages on Schools and Colleges

Barristers

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