Positioned at the forefront of social housing legal advice, Garden Court Chambers is ranked in Band 1 of the Chambers UK Bar Guide, in recognition of our outstanding expertise in this area of law.
Areas of Expertise
- Possession claims
- Unlawful eviction
- Allocation of social housing
- Housing benefit
- Romani Gypsy and Traveller Rights
- Disability issues
- Welfare benefits
- Anti-social behaviour
- Community care
- Unfair terms in tenancy agreements
- General planning matters
- Licensing of houses in multiple occupation
- Housing standards
- Housing health and safety rating system
Housing law cases can and often do also raise aspects of immigration, family law, welfare benefits, disability, and criminal law. We pride ourselves on our cross-over expertise and as part of a multi-disciplinary set of almost 200 barristers, we are extremely well placed to advise on these other issues related to housing.
Our 26 strong team of housing law barristers advise on the full range of accommodation and support issues concerning migrant welfare and asylum support. We are able to offer a complete service in social services, homelessness and connected Children Act matters.
Thanks to our fluid and cross-disciplinary approach, we can draw on the wisdom and experience of our colleagues in Chambers who specialise in these areas.