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Andy has been at the forefront of the Social Housing Bar for many years. He is regularly instructed by local authorities, private registered providers and the leading private solicitors firms in this area on the full range of social housing issues both in respect of litigation and policy/regulatory issues.

Additionally, he works in the public law field, whether that be free-standing challenges (such as homelessness appeals or judicial reviews) or as part of existing proceedings (for example, public sector equality duty and s. 11 Children Act 2004 defences to possession claims). He is known for his instinctive client care skills, thorough knowledge of the law, tactical awareness and exceptional advocacy skills.

His recent appearances in the higher courts include Salix Homes v Mantato [2019] 1 WLR 3609, Powell v Dacorum Borough Council [2019] HLR 21, Adam v City of Westminster [2019] HLR 15, Gullu v LB Hillingdon/Ward v LB Hillingdon [2019] HLR 30 and Hertfordshire County Council v Davies [2020] EWHC 838 (QB).

Andy is an established speaker at seminars and conferences and author of ‘Cornerstone on Social Housing Fraud’.

Professional Memberships

Chartered Institute of Housing

SHLA

ALBA

Publications

Cornerstone on Social Housing Fraud