PATH appoints Aimee Quigley as Legal Counsel

Pembrokeshire Action for The Homeless (PATH) is delighted to have appointed a qualified solicitor to our team in the brand-new role of Legal Counsel.

Aimee Quigley has been identified as a key talent to help with our aims as a charity due to her extensive experience with legal matters relating to property law, negotiation, employment law, litigation and contract law, and the Renting Homes Wales Act 2016.

Prior to joining PATH, Aimee was a practicing solicitor at local law firms Price and Kelway and Eaton-Evans and Morris, and being from Pembrokeshire she feels passionate about using her skills to help the local community.

Aimee’s breadth of experience will enable easier access to legal advice for our clients who are being threatened with or experiencing homelessness, which is usually cost prohibitive or a lengthy process.

Her skills will also be utilised to prevent homelessness before it happens, as PATH has recently been awarded £60,000 by Nationwide to provide a Conflict Resolution Service over the next two years, which will be managed by Aimee.

This new service will provide mediation and negotiate a resolution to common issues that tenants face and help to reduce the number of people who are made homeless, reducing the social costs of housing homeless people.

Aimee’s expertise with the Renting Homes Wales Act 2016 means she will also bring invaluable knowledge to our social letting agency, Pathway Lettings, ensuring our landlord clients are fully compliant and up to date with new requirements This makes Pathway Lettings the only letting agent in Pembrokeshire with a specialist in-house solicitor making sure that our work is done right.

The Renting Homes Wales Act 2016 is a new and complex piece of legislation, which requires expert guidance to ensure compliance, and Aimee is one of a very select few in Pembrokeshire who can claim to be a specialist in the matter.

With a commercial and strategic background, Aimee will also play a big part in planning for the charity’s future. Collaborating with the management and board of trustees, she will help develop strategies which leverage our recent funding successes for growth and improved service delivery.

Aimee is looking forward to starting her new role, saying: “I am really looking forward to being able to help local people when they need it most.

“I am acutely aware of how desperate the housing crisis is in Pembrokeshire, and I know I can make a difference to people’s lives. There are lots of exciting developments on the horizon with PATH and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Managing Director, Michael Hooper, adds: “I am delighted to welcome Aimee to PATH and her extensive legal expertise, together with her passion for helping people, will make her an invaluable asset to our charity.

“With Aimee on board, we are confident that we will be able to provide even greater support to those facing homelessness and help prevent it from happening in the first place.”