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Lee Russell

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Lee Russell

Co Chair of SHLA

London Committee Member
Partner at Devonshires Solicitors LLP

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Lee is a Solicitor in one of the largest housing management teams with Devonshires Solicitors LLP in London. Lee advises on all aspects of housing management with particular specialism in litigation involving mental health aspects.

Katrina Robinson MBE

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Katrina Robinson MBE

Co Chair of SHLA

London Committee Member
Partner at Capsticks Solicitors LLP

EXPERTISE

A Partner, Katrina specialises in advising on a range of housing management matters including tenancy fraud, anti-social behaviour, disrepair, and access. Highly respected within the industry, Katrina has held a number of influential roles, including founding and chairing the Tenancy Fraud Forum, founding the Disrepair Focus Group, and was the Chair of the Law Society’s LGBT+ Division and the Independent Adjudicator for Grenfell.  In 2016 she was honoured with the MBE to services to Social Housing.

Katerina Birkeland

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Katerina Birkeland

Co Vice Chair of SHLA

London Committee Member
Home Ownership Manager at Hyde Housing

EXPERTISE

Katerina joined Hyde in June 2014 and is responsible for the management of homeownership and leasehold services for the organisation; ensuring that both Hyde and our residents comply with statutory obligations in a changing sector. Whilst overseeing the legislative procedures relating to consultations, lease extensions, right to buy/acquire, the variation of lease terms, alterations and all things leasehold.

Mark Cooper

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Mark Cooper

Co Vice Chair of SHLA

London Committee Member
Assistant Head of Law, Communities & Environment at South London Legal Partnership

EXPERTISE

Mark is responsible for Litigation matters on behalf of the five south London Boroughs that SLLP serves, specialising in Housing & Anti-Social Behaviour. He started his career as an outdoor clerk and, with four authorities, worked in conveyancing and child protection before returning to litigation.

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Sarah Salmon

Immediate Past Chair of SHLA
Barrister at Cornerstone Barristers

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Sarah practices in housing, property and local government. She is ranked in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. She regularly appears for, and advises, social landlords on all aspects of housing. She joined the SHLA committee in 2014.

Dorota Pawlowski

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Dorota Pawlowski
London Committee Member
Senior Associate Solicitor at Trowers & Hamlins LLP

EXPERTISE

Dorota started her housing career at Birmingham City Council before moving into private practice. She is Senior Associate at Trowers and Hamlins LLP in Birmingham, where she advises on all aspects of housing management.

Andrew Atkinson

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Andrew Atkinson
London Committee Member
Solicitor at Runnymede Borough Council

EXPERTISE

(coming soon)

Elizabeth England

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Elizabeth England
London Committee Member
Barrister at Five Paper

EXPERTISE

Elizabeth is an established property practitioner, with particular expertise in the fields of residential landlord and tenant, and social housing law.

Nick Grundy QC

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Nick Grundy KC
London Committee Member
Barrister and Head of Chambers at 5 Paper

EXPERTISE

Nick is an experienced property and public law barrister. He is instructed by local authorities and housing providers to deal with complex property and social housing matter. He has particular interest in covenants and estoppel.

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Elaine Marshall

London Committee Member

EXPERTISE

(coming soon)

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