Aberdeen Law Project’s Lucy Matheson wins tenancy case
The Aberdeen Law Project’s representation team has secured a three-figure sum for a client in a tenancy deposit dispute.
Law student Lucy Matheson represented the client at several case management discussions before appearing on their behalf at the First-Tier Tribunal (Housing and Property Chamber).
The tribunal found that the landlord had failed to protect the client’s deposit in an approved deposit protection scheme and awarded the client 1.25 times the value of the deposit.
The client said: “The support I received from the Aberdeen Law Project was invaluable. It just seemed like such a herculean task to sue my former landlord… by myself. Yet, with their generous help, we succeeded in finally winning the long-drawn-out case. The returned deposit has coincidentally really made a difference over the winter period. I wholeheartedly recommend them if you find yourself in a similar situation.”
Lucy said: “This was an interesting case and I was delighted to help the client navigate tribunal proceedings to achieve a positive result. I feel motivated and determined to continue combatting injustice in my local area by assisting in future cases and passing on the knowledge I have attained to fellow members.”