Housing is one of the most established practice areas in chambers. This is an area in which clients face increasingly desperate situations and housing barristers face increasingly complex law, and the team is committed to providing expert and reliable representation.
Many of the barristers in our housing team began their legal careers in the law centre movement. This gives them an excellent ability to engage with clients, as well as an awareness of the pressures of the legal aid sector and the need for thoughtful and pragmatic advice.
The housing team’s barristers have an excellent grasp of the technicalities of possession claims and strive to identify new and unusual defences. There is particular expertise in defences to private sector ‘section 21’ claims, and in defences that rely on knowledge of social welfare, immigration, discrimination or public law issues.
The barristers in our homelessness the team are regularly instructed in County Court appeals and judicial reviews, with particular expertise in ‘priority need’ challenges.
Our housing law barristers are also highly experienced in disrepair litigation.
Over the years, our housing team barristers have developed a strong reputation around the country and are instructed by some of the most experienced housing solicitors.
Our housing barristers provide regular seminars on developing areas of housing law both in chambers and at solicitors’ offices. Please contact the clerks for further details.