Bill Parry-Davies - Joint Managing Partner



Specialisation: civil litigation particularly disputes arising out of ownership of land including housing and commercial landlord and tenant disputes; planning law; construction disputes; rights to light; party wall & neighbour disputes; adverse possession; public authority law including licensing, social provision and environmental health; employment law particularly discrimination & victimisation; general common law litigation

Career: Bill graduated with Honours degree in Law . He began practising as a solicitor at Hackney Law Centre in 1982 and in 1989 he moved to Dowse & Co. where he became a partner in 1994. Bill advises and acts for legally aided and private clients including businesses and community organisations. His work has included judicial reviews and cases in the Court of Appeal, Chancery Division and Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Reported cases:

Grant v Broadway Investments (Hackney) Ltd: Court of Appeal: the Court's limited discretion to postpone forfeiture of mixed use commercial/residential tenancies.

OPEN v Hackney LBC: judicial review: injunction & costs awarded following an apparent attempt to demolish without full planning permission

Deutsch v Hackney LBC: Judicial review: time limit to challange a controlled parking designation governed by Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984

Ibrahim v Dovecorn Reversions Ltd.: Chancery appeal: the liability of freeholders for the repair of shared building structures

Parmar & Nagra v Ford Motor Company (Dagenham): race discrimination and victimisation resulting in total compensation of £500,000 and pension benefits

Louis v Sadiq: Court of Appeal: liability of house owner for damages arising from party wall works causing trespass and nuisance

Mullen v Hackney LBC: Court of Appeal: a judge's entitlement to rely upon his own knowledge of earlier breaches when imposing a fine for contempt of an undertaking given to the Court

C (a minor) v Hackney LBC: Court of Appeal: the independent rights of children to compensation for personal injury arising from landlord's failure to repair

Edwards v Highbury Corner Magistrates: judicial review: entitlement to prosecute under Environmental Protection Act 1990 despite existence of  related civil proceedings

Barratt v Lounova (1982) Ltd: Court of Appeal: landlord’s duty to repair absent express obligation and establishing a fund to meet the costs of works in default