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Desmond Kilcoyne

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Social Housing - London (Bar)

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Desmond Kilcoyne
An established junior barrister with considerable expertise in property law, Desmond Kilcoyne focuses his practice on representing local authorities in social housing matters. He is especially commended for his strengths in homelessness appeals and leasehold disputes.
Strengths: "He is very knowledgeable, and his research and advocacy skills are second to none. He has achieved successful results on very tricky cases and he is an extremely good barrister."
Recent work: Successfully acted for the London Borough of Lambeth in a case concerning an estate redevelopment where the local authority landlord wished to replace failing zinc roofs using the least expensive proper alternative.
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Desmond has practised in social housing for over 20 years and has appeared in leading cases decided in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Desmond acts primarily for local authorities; at least 6 in the last year (Lambeth, Hackney, Haringey, Hammersmith & Fulham, Southend-on-Sea, Hillingdon).

In the last year, he has been involved a broad range of cases including: anti-social behaviour and vulnerable tenants; property issues; homelessness; leaseholder issues (including service charges, e.g. see LON/00AY/LSC/2016/0041); and a challenge to the action of LB Hackney’s Environmental Health department in Richards v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2017] EWHC 560 (QB)

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Property Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association

Founder member of the Social Housing Law Association

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