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Justine Compton

  • Call: 2005
Justine Compton - barrister at Garden Court Chambers

“Very passionate about homelessness.”

“Justine’s excellent. I find her very good on disrepair cases. She’s very clear, does good tables and is a good advocate as well.” “She’s very sympathetic to the client; they really like her.”

Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK Bar Guide

Practice

Justine was formerly a solicitor with the Community Law Partnership (admitted in 2000) specialising in Housing and Gypsy and Traveller Law. Before joining Garden Court Chambers in 2015, she practised at 1 Pump Court Chambers between 2006 -2014. During the 1990s, Justine was a housing, debt and welfare benefits adviser at Coventry, Cambridge and Warwick District Citizen Advice Bureau.

What others say

“Justine’s excellent. I find her very good on disrepair cases. She’s very clear, does good tables and is a good advocate as well.” “She’s very sympathetic to the client; they really like her.”
Chambers UK 2017

“Very passionate about homelessness.”
Legal 500 2016

Housing

Justine is an experienced housing law practitioner who has particular experience in homelessness appeals, defending possession cases (including those involving anti-social behavior) and introductory tenancies. She also represents clients in respect of succession and disrepair cases. Justine frequently advises in cases where the client has mental health problems and where capacity is lacking. She has developed an interest and expertise in hoarding cases.

Gypsy and Traveller cases

Justine represents Gypsies and Travellers in eviction and planning matters. Having focused on this area of law for over five years as a solicitor, she has an in-depth knowledge of the issues facing Gypsies and Travellers and their accommodation needs. Justine has experience of advising and representing clients in respect of unauthorised encampments, issues arising out of occupation of public sites, planning applications for private sites and breaches of planning control.

Justine has been a Trustee of Friends, Families and Travellers since 2000.

Public and Administrative Law cases

Justine is experienced in judicial review claims in respect of homelessness, allocations and community care issues.

Property Law

In addition to landlord and tenant cases, Justine has advised in complex mortgage fraud cases, claims by cohabitees under the TOLATA and consumer credit issues.

Social Security

Justine advises on appeals to the Upper Tribunal in respect of social security issues and sits as a part-time Judge in the First Tier Tribunal of the Social Entitlement Chamber.

Training and Lecturing

Justine has also been a freelance trainer for Shelter and tutor of the BVC judicial review course at BPP school of law. She also delivers seminars and in-house training.

 

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