Admission date: April 1998
Shazina is a specialist housing and public law solicitor, who is committed to legal aid work. She undertakes work in all areas of housing and housing related public law, including:
- Defending possession proceedings (rented and mortgaged properties)
- Disrepair claims- both freestanding and by way of counterclaims in possession proceedings
- Evictions and emergency applications for re- entry
- Homelessness including reviews, county court appeals and judicial review
- Illegal eviction claims with application for injunction and damages
- Defending anti- social behaviour injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance (Part 1 injunctions) and related committal proceedings
- Judicial review proceedings in housing related community care cases
Shazina is a skilled advocate and member of the court (possession) duty schemes at the Stratford Housing Centre and Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court. She is also a member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association.
With her extensive litigation experience, Shazina can conduct proceedings from commencement to conclusion (excluding trial), including representing clients at interim hearings and case management conferences. She undertakes complex work such as drafting pleadings; is an experienced negotiator and works tirelessly with a view to achieving the best possible result for her clients.
The official solicitor regularly instructs Shazina to represent clients who lack capacity in possession claims and judicial review proceedings.
Clients often comment on Shazina’s professional yet down to earth approach which instantly puts them at ease.
- Housing Law Practitioners’ Association
- Fluent Bengali
Housing problem. I was in a hostel for 8 months. I was a victim of domestic violence also my daughter was autistic. At the beginning council provided me a hostel for me and my autistic child. It was shared kitchen. Then council stopped Contacting with me .I called them send them messages but they didn’t reply at all. Then after 6 months they sent me an email that they don’t have anything suitable for me. That crucial time I found Shazina Hussain number. I contact with her. She make an appointment with me. From that time she constantly send them letter. After receiving her letter straight away council contact with me and send me another hotel. That hotel wasn’t suitable for my child so Shazina sent them another letter. After receiving that letter they provided me a temporary house but it wasn’t near to my support system. That time council behaved so badly with me. Then Shazina Hussain did judicial review for my housing situation. After applying judicial review straight away council provided a flat from housing association. It’s a 2 bedroom flat .finally I got something suitable for my child. I don’t how to describe how much she has done for me. Thank you so much Shazina Hussain. Thanks a lot for everything.
Thank you so much for helping and putting smile on me and my kids face.
Professional, and concise Amazing, really helped us in court when we needed advice and helped alleviate stress and was a pleasure to speak to. I was really happy with Shazina with the support given and the advice was professional and efficient. An excellent lawyer!
Shazina quickly understood my situation and the options available to me. In front of the judge, she was very effective and achieved the best possible outcome.
Shazina, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable… professionalism was above par…I could see the passion and determination in her to carry her work out with due diligence and emotional intelligence. Thank you Shazina for representing me during a difficult time, I will not forget the huge impact you made on me in such a little timeframe.
She was a great support and got me through a very stressful time … it was causing me to thinking of suicide if it wasn’t for her I probably would still be fighting for repairs or dead… she got my repairs done… and rent arrears got cleared.
Shazina Hussain was excellent in her professionalism and warmth in dealing with a case which had caused me extreme and ongoing distress.
Shazina was very supportive.
I am well amazed and very grateful for the way Shazina dealt with my matters. Her tenacity is one out of a million, she was on top of everything, very approachable, very understanding of the entire situations, Great emotional intelligence second to none. She picked up my messy situations, made sense of it and got the desired positive outcomes. Shazina is a great problem solver and very sensitive and aware of my circumstances and was able to factor these into planning, processes & approaches. I couldnt be more grateful to Shazina for these. She gave me hopes & assurances missing all along. I very much appreciate all her hard work on my matters and very much so the flexibility she afforded me. She made the entire journeys seamless.
Shazina Hussain was very professional,extremely knowledgeable and helpful regarding my hearing.
My landlord tried to take advantage and I would have gone along with this if Shazina wasn’t available to speak through my options with. She was incredibly understanding, advocated for me in court and is extremely knowledgeable. I’m very happy to have had her help with my case.