Shereen accepts instructions to act and advise in all areas of anti-social behaviour, including anti-social behaviour injunctions, power of arrests, urgent without notice applications, committals, public law defences, discrimination and legal capacity issues.
She has spent time on secondment with a large local authority and a charitable housing association where she dealt with the preparation and conduct of anti social behaviour cases.
Community Care / Court of Protection
Shereen accepts instructions in all areas of community care and is keen to expand her practice in the Court of Protection. She has written on the issue of best practice in regards to what constitutes ‘relevant information’ in professional decisions as to the capacity of an assessed individual.
Shereen has been instructed in cases concerning issues of mental capacity and is particularly interested in Court of Protection cases concerning housing, community care and property.
Shereen accepts instructions in all areas of education law.
Shereen advises and acts on behalf of both landlords and tenants on all aspects of housing law, including possession claims, injunctions to restrain anti-social behaviour, disrepair, harassment, unlawful eviction, allocations, succession and homelessness. She has particular experience of the preparation, trial and settlement of disrepair and possession claims. She is particularly interested in public law defences (including unlawful discrimination), issues relating to capacity and tenancy fraud.
She has participated in a regular secondment scheme to a Midlands local authority advising on various aspects of homelessness, allocations, assignment and succession and other housing-related disputes.
Planning & Compulsory Purchase
Shereen accepts instructions in all areas of planning control and disputes. As a pupil, she assisted in the preparation and trial of several major planning inquiries and contested applications, including applications arising out of HS2 and schemes for over a hundred new-build housing units.
Shereen accepts instructions from both social and private landlords and tenants in all matters relating to commercial and residential property. She has dealt with cases involving contractual tenancies, tenancy deposits, mortgages, trusts and guardianship, leasehold enfranchisement and forfeiture, boundary disputes and party walls.
Shereen maintains a keen interest in public law, equality and human rights. As a pupil, she assisted on several major judicial review challenges, including litigation arising out of alleged human rights abuses by British armed forces in Iraq, and the Chilcott Inquiry. She is thoroughly familiar with the law relating to judicial review and keen to expand her practice to address issues of public law import within the housing, local government and property and planning sectors.