Young mother saved from homelessness

//Young mother saved from homelessness

On an evening in June, Truth Legal received a phone call from the relative of a young mother who was facing eviction from her Housing Association flat at 11am the following day.

Following a series of errors by benefits agencies she was forced into rent arrears. The young mother had managed to secure an urgent hearing in the County Court at 10am the following morning but had no representation or statement.

Andrew Gray agreed to represent the mother for free, as eviction would have left her and her eight year old daughter homeless.

At 10:30pm Andrew and Robert Darlington of Truth Legal travelled to the young mother’s home and stayed up long into the early morning preparing her statement and gathering evidence.

Martin Knight was in the office early to check the paperwork and prepare for the hearing at 10am – the locksmiths had been booked for 11am.

At the hearing we were successful in obtaining a suspension of the eviction order. The Housing Association were ordered by the Judge to call off the locksmiths. The upshot was that the young mother could stay in her home and her eight year old daughter did not have to change schools.

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About the Author:

Andrew Gray
I launched Truth Legal in 2012 to provide the most caring, ethical and brilliant personal injury law representation. Usually personal injury claims are a good thing, modifying negligent behaviour, shifting the financial burden off the state and reducing future injuries. I also represent people who have been poorly treated at work. I’m proud that my team give away countless hours of free legal advice.