Emilie Pownall

Emilie Pownall

Senior Associate

Areas of Expertise

Emilie provides advice and support to social landlords in relation to a wide range of housing issues.

Emilie assists landlords with drafting and issuing possession proceedings, unauthorised occupation issues, failed succession matters, anti-social behaviour injunction and access injunctions applications, shared ownership possession and tenancy fraud.

Emilie also specialises in disrepair and EPA claims.


Emilie qualified as a Solicitor in 2014 and prior to joining Devonshires in 2023, worked for Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP specialising in housing litigation.


Emilie enjoys travel, cooking (when she has time) and spending time with her family.

Get in touch

020 3815 2654
Birmingham Office
Devonshires Solicitors LLP
Somerset House, 37 Temple Street
B2 5DP

Notable Cases

Obtained an outright possession order in a case where a tenant had died leaving his adult son in occupation. The son failed to engage with the landlord or provide any information to enable them to assess his claim to succeed.

Obtained an ASB Injunction against a Housing Association tenant who had terrorised multiple private tenants living in a neighbouring flat. This issue had also impacted the private landlord who owned the flat and had to deal with a high turnover of tenants moving out of his property because of the perpetrator.

Settled a disrepair claim where the damages originally sought totalled £9,500 and proceedings had been issued. Claim settled for £3,850 with any works to be completed within 80 days.


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