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...

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...

Sadaf Mir of DPG explores the difficulties faced by victims of trafficking seeking housing assistance from the council in an article published in LAG magazine. Given the government’s stated commitment to fight against modern slavery and trafficking and the issue of lack of adequate social...

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,...

BBC London has reported on the further developments in DPG’s Southwark water overcharging case in their evening and late TV news bulletins on 23 August 2016. Southwark Council is now in the process of paying back £28 million to 74,000 tenants who were overcharged. However, in...

Following a decision on 7 June 2016 that it would pay to tenants refunds of water and sewerage charges totalling £28.6 million, Southwark Council has notified Lambeth County Court that it will be seeking to adjourn all possession claims affected by this decision. The refunds relate...