1MCB Chambers has a long-standing specialist social housing team.  Our housing barristers have developed a strong reputation for their commitment to providing first-class advice and representation, particularly to legally aided clients.

The team has expertise across all areas of housing law, including:

  • Possession claims
  • Homelessness
  • Disrepair
  • Discrimination
  • Antisocial behaviour injunctions
  • Committal proceedings
  • Unlawful eviction
  • Community care and welfare benefits
  • Allocation of social housing
  • Housing standards
  • Judicial review
  • Migrant rights
  • Closure orders
  • Rent repayment orders

Our specialist housing barristers are recognised for their expertise across housing law, and they pride themselves in offering incisive strategic advice, with a clear focus on clients’ needs.

As many of our barristers work across complementary practice areas, 1MCB’s housing law team is well placed to tackle complex intersecting legal issues, including equality law, welfare benefits, immigration, family law and criminal law that often arise in housing cases. This multi-disciplinary approach means that our team can provide effective advice and representation across all areas of housing law.

Our housing barristers are particularly experienced in representing individuals confronting multiple disadvantages, including those with disabilities and vulnerabilities. Many members of the team have worked in law centres, solicitors’ firms and grassroots legal organisations, which they gives them an excellent ability to engage with clients.