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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.

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With 44 Partners, we are ranked 115 in the 2021 edition of The Lawyer ‘UK 200’ law firms and are recommended in all the major legal directories. We provide clients with innovative, tailored and integrated legal services and combine a highly personal and responsive service with industry leading expertise.

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