Following the recent victory in the Court of Appeal in the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames case, we have prepared a briefing note for local authority tenants to seek refunds from their council landlords. It is likely that all London councils are affected and possibly further...

A case in the High Court considers whether local authority tenants should benefit from discounts agreed between local authorities and water suppliers. A test case that will consider whether local authorities and housing associations have acted lawfully in failing to pass on to their tenants any...

The partners and everyone at DPG are today saying goodbye to Gareth Mitchell, one of DPG’s longest serving employees. Gareth joined Pierce Glynn in 2002 on qualification rising to partner. He then became a partner in Deighton Pierce Glynn when the newly merged firm began in...

BBC London have reported on Kingston Council taking one of its tenants to court to ensure it will not have to pay out water charge refunds. DPG act for Mr Moss who Kingston Council are actively pursuing a High Court claim against. The claim follows Mr...

On 18 January 2018, Mr Justice Walker sitting in the High Court declared as unlawful the requirement for a “nomination form” in order for cohabitees to secure survivor pensions under the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in England and Wales. The decision affects the position of...

One of DPG’s partners, Gareth Mitchell, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards. In announcing the award nominations today, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group’s director, Carol Storer, said: "It is such a privilege to be able to celebrate the ground breaking,...

DPG partner, Gareth Mitchell, has been shortlisted for the Solicitors Journal Legal Personality of the Year 2017 award. The shortlist for Legal Personality was not open to nominations but decided on by the Solicitors Journal editorial team, who considered lawyers that had performed exceptional case...