Vilma has a well-established practice in all areas of housing law both within the social and private sectors acting for landlords and tenants in all manner of housing related disputes ranging from possession, unlawful eviction, injunctions, committals to homelessness, disrepair, etc.
She is equally at ease with dealing with registered social landlords and their complainant witnesses as she is with tenants and their various complexities. She has over the years dealt with all types of tenancies (assured, secure, assured shorthold, introductory, starter, demotion, etc) but also mere licensees and trespassers.
Vilma has extensive experience of dealing with tenants with mental health issues and other disabilities, whether acting for landlords who are trying to evict those tenants or the tenants themselves. She is regularly called upon to plead Equality Act 2010 and public law defences and has successfully argued these on numerous occasions in Court also.
Vilma’s areas of practice include:
Vilma regularly lectures on housing law issues, her most recent being in relation to disrepair and the provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 relating to injunctions.
‘She has formidable advocacy skills and comprehensive legal knowledge.’Legal 500 (2017)
'A robust barrister who relishes a challenge’Legal 500 (2019)