News from NWL Legal

Latest updates and opinions from the team

A blog from our newest member of the team!

by Emma Lant, Generalist Solicitor I am delighted to have recently accepted my offer of employment with North West Leicestershire District Council (NWL Legal), and am already nearly a week into my new career! I am undertaking the newly created role of Generalist Solicitor, where I will be providing assistance to the Legal Team on […]

Six months with NWL Legal

by Claire Reeves, Legal Assistant As I come to the end of six months working within the NWL Legal Team as a Legal Assistant, I have taken time to reflect on my experiences so far. My primary responsibility within the team is to handle all new and existing Housing Disrepair claims received by North West […]

Charging Orders and Orders for Sale

by Kerrie Culverwell, Senior Property Solicitor A Charging Order can be sought to secure a charge in favour of a Creditor over the Debtor’s property. This method is most effective where there is substantial equity in the land or property and where the Debtor is the sole owner. This is because a charging order takes […]

Granting Rights of Way over Council Land

by Helen Lisney, Legal Officer Often Council’s will be asked to grant rights of way over their land.   Below are the two main ways of granting such rights and the implications for each of them. Easement An easement is a right benefitting a defined area of land.    An easement of right of way is a […]

When are a Local Authority’s resources relevant to carrying out a statutory duty?

by Kerryn Woollett, Senior Solicitor Rex (Imam) v Croydon London Borough Council [2023] UKSC 45 The Appellant was a full-time wheelchair user. Since September 2014, Croydon London Borough Council provided her with temporary accommodation under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996. The accommodation consisted of a two-storey property with a through floor lift. The […]