Owusu Emmanuel Abebrese
Year of call: 1985
Owusu, has substantial experience in Civil and Immigrations and Asylum. He has appeared in Tribunals, County Court and High Court. Recently, he was retained as in house Counsel for the London Borough of Redbridge appearing in housing matters including defending applications for Judicial Review, appeals under Housing Act 1996 and Possession.
He also sits as a First Tier Tribunal Judge in the Residential Property Tribunal and Immigration and Asylum Chamber having being appointed in 2004.
Owusu, is also a former Head of Law School at London Metropolitan University. Areas of academic expertise are: Housing, Land, Equity and Trust, Civil Litigation, Evidence, Judicial Review and Immigration and Asylum.
Homelessness-Complex case involving alleged breaches of statutory duties under the Housing Act 1996 in respect homelessness, duty to provide education under s11 of the Children Act 2004, s.17 of the Children Act 1989 and Articles 2 and 3 of the ECHR.
Disability Funding Grant and Homelessness-Challenge of the defendant’s refusal to progress the claimant’s application for a disabilities funding grant and whether decision in breach of Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 ss.23 and 24, s.19 and 29 Equality Act 2010. Relief granted but Court refused to order a mandatory injunction.
Landlord and Tenant-Application for summary judgment granted on the basis that the defendant had no defence to the claim for breach of lease and arrears of rent. The defendant’s defence and claim of beneficial interest rejected. Successful in obtaining damages for the claimant.
Landlord and Tenant-Claim for rent arrears by the claimant. Defendant counterclaimed on the basis of disrepair. The claimant succeeded in respect of possession, counterclaim for disrepair dismissed.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy-An application for injunctive relief on the basis of the contract which had been entered into by both parties. The contract permitted the Applicants to terminate the contract unilaterally, withhold the monies owed to the Respondent until investigations had been completed into a sister company. The contract upheld and injunction granted.
Contract/Intellectual Property-The parties entered into a contract and the Claimant purchased face-book rights. The Defendant did not comply with the terms and the Claimant obtained an injunction. Committal proceedings commenced which led to the Court making an order against the Defendant for committal.
BA (Hons) Law 1983
Bar Finals, Inns of Court School of Law 1985
LLM (Lond, Kings College) 1989
Honourable Society of Inner Temple 1883.
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy 2016.