Araba was a specialist Chancery practitioner in Lincoln’s Inn for 22 years, before joining Fenners in 2009. She has extensive experience of acting for and against local authorities in matters of Housing/Homelessness, including residential possession claims and ASBOs (now CBOS) and civil injunctions for and against nuisance tenants and elderly clients. Araba’s elderly client practice covers issues such as care home fees and mental health advocacy.
Araba has a Postgraduate Diploma in Canon Law and advises in relation to ecclesiastical property, including the faculty jurisdiction of the Church of England.
Areas of Practice
- Housing and homelessness
- ASBOs and ASBIs
- Reverter of sites, including schools and public libraries
- Management of local authority shopping parades
- Adult social care issues, including care home fees, best interests decision-making, mental health advocacy, Court of Protection and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Church of England faculty jurisdiction
Araba accepts instructions directly from members of the public and fellow property professionals, as well as conventional referrals from solicitors. Her dispute resolution work includes mediation as well as litigation. She accepts referrals from the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
Araba is an established and active CPD trainer, delivering accredited short courses and webinars for solicitors in private practice and local
R v Kensington & Chelsea Royal London Borough, ex parte Moncada (1996) 29 HLR 289 (intentional homelessness)
Igbinoba v LB Southwark (2008) – Lambeth CC – section 204 homelessness appeal
LB Islington v Qureshi (2006) - Clerkenwell CC - recovery of possession where tenant unable to occupy premises for mental health reasons