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Welcome Kevin and Jamille!



HCLC is delighted to welcome two new housing solicitors to the team!


Jamille Mohammed (pictured) joined Hackney Community Law Centre as a housing solicitor and supervisor in November 2016. He graduated in 2002 with an honours degree in Law and completed his Legal Practice Course in 2007.


Jamille has practised in housing law ever since, specialising in all aspects of housing law. Jamille is also an experienced advocate and regularly represents clients as a duty solicitor at Central London County Court and Clerkenwell & Shoreditch County Court. Prior to joining the Law Centre, Jamille worked in private practice at a firm where he was joint director of a busy housing department. He previously also worked in the city.


Jamille is strongly committed to providing access to justice and has acted pro bono in cases where clients have needed immediate representation. He believes in exploring all options possible to assist those at risk of losing their homes. In his spare time, Jamille is an active political campaigner, lobbying the Government and his local MPs about access to justice and the importance of legal aid. He is also a school governor, plays badminton and enjoys going on long walks.


Kevin Long (pictured) also joined the Law Centre in November 2016. He has worked in social welfare law for 15 years beginning as an advisor at Brent Private Tenants’ Rights Group before joining Lambeth Law Centre in 2006 where he qualified as a solicitor. In this time he has practised in immigration, employment and benefit law, but housing has remained his core area of expertise. He has experience of representing tenants and homeless applicants in all fields of housing law, but particularly enjoys public law possession cases.


At Lambeth Law Centre he successfully acted in a series of cases where groups of social housing tenants subject to local regeneration schemes were facing eviction. In 2012 he was nominated in the Guardian’s ‘Lawyer to Watch’ series. Since 2013 he has been a contributing author for LexisNexis PSL on social housing, is a regular commentator for PSL News Analysis, and was a co-author of LexisNexis ’Social Housing Law in Practice (2015)’. He has also written for other publications in the advice and welfare sector (see Advisor 166 ‘Keep it in the Family’ (2014)).


In his spare time, Kevin enjoys walking on Hackney Marshes, cycling the Lea Valley with his children, and long distance running. He has started and finished numerous marathons and ultra-marathons. In April 2017, he will be running the London marathon to raise funds for his former workplace Lambeth Law Centre. Welcoming Kevin and Jamille to the team HCLC Chair Ian Rathbone said: "We are very pleased to have two experienced housing specialists joining the team. We are in the worst housing crisis of recent times and many people are suffering, so strengthening our team will, I hope, expand our offer of help in times of trouble for Hackney residents".


Welcome Jamille and Kevin!