Housing is one of the most established practice areas in chambers. This is an area in which clients face increasingly desperate situations and practitioners face increasingly complex law, and the team is committed to providing expert and reliable representation.
Many of the housing team’s members 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.
In homelessness the team is regularly instructed in County Court appeals and judicial reviews, with particular expertise in ‘priority need’ challenges.
The team is also highly experienced in disrepair litigation.
Over the years, the housing team has developed a strong reputation around the country and is instructed by some of the most experienced housing solicitors.
We provide regular seminars on developing areas of housing law both in chambers and at solicitors’ offices. Please contact the clerks for further details.