Repossession day in court: ten minutes with a lawyer, five before a judge | Jon Robins

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Legally-aided advice desk at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch county court is a vital service for clients who may lose their homesThere is something Dickensian about repossession day in our courts. Recently I spent a day Clerkenwell and Shoreditch county cou…

More must be done to help those facing house repossession

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Every two minutes, someone in the UK faces losing their home. Proper advice and support must be there for those who need itFather-of-three Peter Levenson is struggling desperately to hold on to his home. The former owner of a successful plumbing busine…