Keeping a complex and sensitive possession hearing on track

Sophie was instructed by a Local Authority in respect of obtaining possession of a property following complaints of anti-social behaviour. There had been a history of complaints by a number of neighbours, spanning several years, so the case required Sophie’s ability to condense vast amounts of information and ensure the relevant points were brought to the Court’s attention.

The tenant involved had significant mental health issues and was receiving assistance from Citizens Advice. Sophie was able to deal with the matter in a sensitive manner whilst protecting the position of her professional client.

Sophie’s advice in respect of procedure ensured that issues that arose on the day of the hearing were dealt with practically and effectively, so that the hearing could go ahead without the need for a further adjournment.