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Court orders council to rehouse family

Jayesh Kunwardia, 41, social housing and property litigation partner at London firm Hodge Jones & Allen.

Why is he in the news? He acted for a mother of five children, including twins, in her Supreme Court appeal against a local authority’s decision to make her homeless.

Westminster Council made Titina Nzolameso homeless after she declined to move with her family from London to Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. The council put her children in care homes.

Nzolameso argued that the council had not examined all the available housing in the borough or nearby, and so had acted unlawfully under the Housing Act 1996.

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Education Law: Helping families of children

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Health Care Law: Various legal services for doctors, hospitals and medical practices (other than defense litigation). Construction Litigation: Defense of general contractors

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New York Speedy Trial Time for Violations, Misdemeanors & Felonies

NY Speedy Trial Rules
NY Speedy Trial Rules

New York Speedy Trial Time for Violations, Misdemeanors & Felonies

A defendant charged in a criminal case is entitled to what is called a “speedy trial” under the NY criminal procedure law.  The underlying reasoning is that it is unfair to have the burden of criminal charges pending against you indefinitely and criminal defendants have the right to a trial to resolve the issues. The statute is designed to prevent unreasonable and excessive prosecution delay. The general speedy trial provision can be found in CPL 30.20,