Once again, the Social Welfare Department is highly rated in the Legal 500. We are delighted to have these high rankings and are grateful to our clients and colleagues who provided the excellent comments.

The Housing team is ranked in tier 3 where it is recorded that TV Edwards “provides an excellent service to its clients in possession, discrimination and homelessness matters”. “Gifted” Jacky Starling is “particularly experienced defending possession proceedings” and Katie Brown has “expertise in defending clients facing eviction due to benefit issues”.

The firm is ranked in tier 5 for Administrative and Public Law “in relation to community care, housing and Court of Protection issues”. Areas that “valued associate” Monica Kreel specialises in include “community care, discrimination and human rights”. Jenny Mansell is noted to have extensive experience in community care work, as well as helping clients with Care Act assessments.

Testimonials in the Legal 500 include:

‘This firm is able to offer exceptional expertise in cases which overlap housing, community care, mental capacity and related areas.’

‘TV Edwards has a number of offices, and consistently good solicitors across the board. They are thorough, committed, and always willing to run innovative points of law.’

‘The social housing team at TV Edwards are absolutely brilliant. Meticulous, highly capable, and with excellent levels of client care, they inspire confidence and are a pleasure to work with.’

‘The exceptional feature of this firm is that it operates at the apex of public law matters – Court of Protection, community care, health care, housing, and is able to offer crossover expertise rather than being limited to a particular domain.’

‘Excellent responsiveness, willingness to go the extra mile, particularly when dealing with non-English speakers and very complex matters. Also particularly sensitive to the needs of the client – took time and made effort to explain, communicate consistently and ensure understanding.’

‘My primary involvement with TV Edwards’ public law work has been through its housing, community care and Court of Protection teams. Their strength across these areas means that they are almost uniquely well-placed to deal with difficult cases for clients with complex needs spanning these areas, to provide a truly holistic service to some of the most vulnerable clients.’

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