Edwin Coe, the UK’s leading collective action litigation firm, is pleased to conclude the successful resolution of LSE students’ claims that they were subjected to appalling living conditions in accommodation they rented from LSE at Sidney Webb House in south London which was managed by Unite Housing.

David Greene, Edwin Coe’s Senior Partner and Head of Litigation, said: “Post graduate students from abroad rented accommodation at Sidney Webb House from the LSE paying £9,000 a year. The accommodation was damp, unheated and lacked hot water for extended periods causing students to fall ill. Complaints made by students fell on deaf ears. Eventually students came to us and we worked with them to crowd fund a small amount to pay for experts to examine the mould that was caused by the conditions. We helped the students to engage with the LSE and to pursue their claim. I am pleased that we have been able to resolve the complaints with a small payment by the University but more importantly the University and Unite have issued apologies and undertaken to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

Edwin Coe’s litigation team has been undertaking collective actions for over 25 years and acted in many of the major group actions over those years. It also acted for the Claimants in the Article 50 litigation and the recent Tory/DUP Agreement challenge.

Edwin Coe LLP is a commercial law firm based in the heart of London’s historic legal district in Lincoln’s Inn. Founded in 1913, it has grown from its litigation origins to become a thriving and dynamic practice, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet the needs of a wide variety of businesses, individuals and organisations based throughout the UK and overseas.

The firm consists of 38 partners and is ranked 104 in the latest edition of The Lawyer ‘UK 200’ law firms. It provides legal services to an international and UK client base which includes public and private companies, multinationals, charities and not-for-profit organisations, as well as private clients. As a traditional, high-quality law firm, it provides a personalised and integrated service across a wide range of commercial practice areas.

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