Specialises in housing and public law, dealing with all kinds of housing disputes, with a particular interest in claims for disrepair, possession claims and judicial review in housing matters. He also acts in residential and commercial leasehold disputes, including in the FTT(LC)/Upper Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Following a previous career as a University senior lecturer in Art History, Giles trained with Anthony Gold and qualified as a solicitor in 2008. He became a partner in Anthony Gold in 2013. Winner of Legal Aid Housing Lawyer of the Year 2018. Worked with Karen Buck MP from the start of her Private Member’s Bill, which is now the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018.
Chair of the Housing Law Practitioners Association 2011-17. Member of South London Law Society.
Writes on housing law frequently for Inside Housing, the Guardian and The Journal Of Housing Law. Founder and editor of the Nearly Legal Housing Law News and Comment site at http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/. Interviewed on BBC1, ITV, Channel 4 and Radio 4 on housing issues.
Lives in St Albans. Enjoys contemporary art and scuba diving, usually separately.