Staff Profile

Marie Busfield
Paralegal
0114 249 6627
Based at: Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley
Joined Howells: 2011
Practice Area: Housing cases including: possession proceedings, unlawful eviction, tenancy deposit claims, landlord and tenant disputes, disrepair, and homelessness. Benefits and credits cases including: challenging decisions to the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.
Memberships: CILEX

Marie specialises in Housing and Welfare Benefits cases. She has a wealth of experience and advises clients on all aspects of Welfare Benefits law. Marie is one of a very few Welfare Benefits specialists who provide assistance with challenging Tribunal decisions on a point of law to the Upper Tribunal and has taken a case to the Court of Appeal.

Marie also has a speciality in landlord and tenant matters including possession proceedings, unlawful evictions, disrepair claims, tenancy disputes and tenancy deposit claims.

Marie represents clients in court proceedings and also carries out bespoke pieces of work such as drafting court documents to help people with parts of their cases that they are pursuing themselves.

Testimonials

“You represented me as a duty solicitor. Thank you. If there were more people like you out there I'd probably leave the house more” – Mr C.G, 2018

“Highly recommend it! Very professional and helpful people! Big thank to Marie for all her help! – Benefits and credits client Jan 2019

Notable cases

– Successfully challenging a local authority on a decision regarding a client fleeing their home due to fear of violence.
– Having a decision made by the First Tier Tribunal set aside by the Upper Tribunal and going on to secure backdated Personal Independence Payment and Severe Disability Premium for a client totalling over £12,000.
– Pursuing a case to the Court of Appeal regarding retaining worker status.
– Negotiating a favourable settlement for a client with a counterclaim for disrepair within possession proceedings.