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Cobden House Chambers

Social Housing

3 ranked barristersBand 2Northern/North Eastern (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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The barristers at Manchester-based Cobden House Chambers offer representation to landlords and tenants in a range of housing matters. They act for clients in a variety of anti-social behaviour cases, possession proceedings and disrepair matters. Members of the set are well versed in the Equality Act 2010. "They are dogged, determined protectors of their clients," says one source.

Client service:

Martin Leech is the director of clerking.

Strengths:

Gary Lewis
Talented junior receiving instructions on behalf of landlords and tenants in a range of social housing matters. Possession proceedings, homelessness cases and disrepair claims are among his areas of expertise.
"He is intellectually able and a popular choice in this practice area." "He is a star in the making." "He is very practical and down to earth, as well as knowledgeable."

Strengths:

Paul Whatley
Has considerable experience advising both landlords and tenants, including local authorities, individual landlords and public and private sector tenants. His practice takes in the full range of housing law matters, and he has deep experience in possession, disrepair and trespass claims.
"He is a very experienced advocate." "He is very creative, a solid, safe pair of hands and able to get an angle to the benefit of his clients."

Strengths:

Sam Keeling-Roberts
Well-regarded chancery and commercial junior whose broad practice includes a specialism in housing disputes. He acts for both claimant and defendant clients in connection with an impressive range of matters including anti-social behaviour orders and possession claims.
"He is very well prepared, extremely organised and impressive in his technical knowledge." "He's very sensible and pragmatic."

Social Housing Department

Cobden House Chambers

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Department location

19 Quay Street

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M3 3HN

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Juniors

Northern/North Eastern (Bar)

Social Housing


Gary Lewis
Band 3
Paul Whatley
Band 2
Sam Keeling-Roberts
Band 1