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Band 3

Social Housing: Tenants

UK-wide

12 Years Ranked

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Provided by Jacky Starling

UK

Practice Areas

Jacky mixes casework with supervision and management. She is passionate about the provision of high quality, holistic legal advice and representation, publicly funded wherever possible. She acts as duty solicitor on possession days in both Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court and Stratford Housing Centre. She also sits as a part-time Tribunal Judge (Social Security). Jacky specialises in all areas of housing law, particularly defending possession proceedings, brought on grounds of rent arrears and anti-social behaviour; succession cases; housing benefit issues; applications to suspend warrants of eviction and for re-entry; disrepair; and homelessness matters. Jacky is listed in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Career

Jacky has been with the firm since joining as a trainee in 1993. She qualified as a solicitor in 1995, became a partner in 1999, and has been the firm’s Senior and Compliance Partner since 2015.

Professional Memberships

- Housing Law Practitioners’ Association

Work Highlights

- N v Chief Adjudication Officer [1999] 4AIIER677: Instructed solicitor in the lead House of Lords case on the definition of ‘habitual residence’.

- S and others v UK [2005] 42 EHRR: Instructed solicitor in the ECHR case on the definition of social security benefits as possessions under article 1 Protocol.

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