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Field Court Chambers

Social Housing

5 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table

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Field Court Chambers continues to boast a well-respected team with a notable presence in the social housing sector. Members represent tenants, housing associations, local authorities and other landlords in cases such as homelessness appeals, possession proceedings and disrepair claims. The barristers continue to act in a wide range of cases which involve human rights considerations. A source comments: "They are good value for money, reliable and approachable."

Client service:

Ian Boardman is the senior clerk. "The service has always been excellent with supportive clerks." "All the clerks that I have liaised with are friendly, helpful and follow through any queries very quickly."

Strengths:

Adrian Davis
Adrian Davis advocates at all levels of court and tribunal on behalf of landlords, tenants and homeless applicants. He is highly experienced in possession claims and homelessness appeals, and also has contributed to the sector by co-authoring a number of written materials. His broad practice also sees him acting in cases concerning allegations of tenancy fraud.
"He's brilliant on homelessness, his written drafting is brilliant and his advocacy in court is really good." "He is extremely approachable and helpful when asked to provide advice."
Recent work: Represented the London Borough of Wandsworth in a homelessness appeal in which the claimant was found to be intentionally homeless.

Strengths:

Alexander Campbell
Alexander Campbell has a growing reputation for his representation in both housing and public law matters. He is able to rely on his extensive experience in human rights and discrimination cases to undertake complex homelessness and allocation litigation, and is particularly strong on claims for possession.
"He is very clear and concise, approachable and professional, gets the point quickly, and is very reliable and helpful." "He is able to break down complex issues and his advocacy is very good. He is a very hard worker and his client care is also great."
Recent work: Represented the successful appellant in a homelessness appeal against the London Borough of Southwark.

Strengths:

Clare Cullen
Clare Cullen acts for both landlords and tenants in anti-social behaviour injunctions, possession proceedings, homelessness appeals and disrepair claims.
"She is bright, industrious and technically brilliant with excellent client care." "Her written work is excellent, she performs brilliantly on her feet, her knowledge is second to none, and she is very approachable and easy to work with."
Recent work: Successfully represented a tenant in a possession case involving a substantial range of issues including discrimination arising from a disability.

Strengths:

Emma Godfrey
Emma Godfrey is an established public law practitioner with a specialism in housing law. She frequently acts for both landlords and tenants in homelessness appeals, challenges to allocation schemes and possession proceedings.
"Her paperwork is precise and she works quickly." "She is very on point and clear with her advice and judgement."

Strengths:

Sarah McKeown
Sarah McKeown acts for both tenants and local authorities in a wide range of housing cases. She advises on anti-social behaviour matters, homelessness proceedings and Equality Act issues. She is also a Deputy District Judge.
"She has a very practical approach and is solution-focused." "Sarah is bright, incisive and provides a good service for the client."

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Social Housing


Adrian Davis
Band 3
Alexander Campbell
Band 4
Clare Cullen
Band 4
Emma Godfrey
Band 4
Sarah McKeown
Band 4