Nilima joined GT Stewart in 2016 and is a housing supervisor. Nilima is experienced in all areas of housing law including: defending possession proceedings (rent arrears, and anti-social behaviour); applications to set aside or appeal possession orders; applications to suspend warrants of eviction; anti-social behaviour injunctions; representing clients who are homeless (from obtaining accommodation to challenging negative decisions and unsuitable accommodation through internal reviews, county court appeals and Judicial Review proceedings), and disrepair claims.
Nilima is particularly interested in representing vulnerable clients in defending possession claims based on allegations of anti-social behaviour as well as representing clients with disrepair counterclaims within rent arrears possession proceedings.
She also specialises in community care cases where there is an overlap with housing such as homeless families where the local authority’s duty has ceased and accommodation is being provided by social services.
Nilima has worked with the Official Solicitor on cases where clients lack capacity to provide instructions. She undertakes complex cases for clients defending possession proceedings who also have care and support needs, and this enables her to provide holistic advice and representation.
Nilima has used her advocacy skills to represent tenants and occupiers as Duty Solicitor at Lambeth, and Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Courts.
Before joining GT Stewart, Nilima volunteered at Tower Hamlets Law Centres, then in the housing department at a busy inner city legal aid law firm.
Education and Qualifications:
Law Degree – London School of Economics and Political Science
Post Graduate Studies at the College of Law