Monday, April 28, 2014
Susan Bright (Oxford) and Lisa Whitehouse (Hull) have released a report looking at housing possession cases in England and Wales. It is available here. Here's the abstract:
The report presents the findings of one aspect of a project which explores how non-financial considerations become known to key actors involved in the possession process, and in particular the judge. Over the last two years, they have conducted interviews with key actors and distributed surveys to court delivery managers and housing possession court duty schemes. These surveys sought detailed information about the legal process of possession including case management and the amount of advice and support available to defendants at court premises. The report focuses upon the outcome of these surveys, but also draws on the interviews, and other sources.