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Social Housing - Midlands (Bar)
Michael Singleton is a longstanding, esteemed member of St Ives Chambers who demonstrates great insight and skill in matters pertaining to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. He is also distinguished by his regulatory work in areas such as unlawful eviction, planning enforcement and the Environmental Protection Act.
Strengths: "He is very knowledgeable and a safe, trusted pair of hands." "Michael is very experienced and very pragmatic. His advice is clear and concise and structured."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of Midland Heart to obtain anti-social behaviour injunctions and a subsequent committal and application for exclusion order.
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Social Housing, Property, Regulatory
Michael specialises in all aspects of residential landlord and tenant work with particular emphasis on Human Rights, anti-social behaviour and regulatory matters. He has been instructed in multi-handed injunction claims involving organised crime groups and also minors. Experienced in claims under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and claims arising following stock transfers. Regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities, Housing Associations and by specialist tenant advisers including not for profit bodies. Notable reported cases include Gill & Gill v Kassam  8 WLUK 119 Birmingham City Council v Pardoe  EWHC 3119 (QB) Birmingham City Council v Ashton  EWCA Civ 1557; Corby BC v Scott  EWCA Civ 276; Birmingham City Council v Frisby  UKSC 8; Knowsley HT v White  UKHL 70.
Social Housing Law Association (Founder Member); Midland Circuit; Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health; Birmingham Medico-Legal Society.
Advised the Chartered Institute of Housing on the 'Guidance Notes for the Community Harm Statement'.
LLB (Hons) University of Leicester 1985. Called to the Bar 1987. Head of St Ives Chambers Housing and Property Group. Lectures on most aspects of Housing law to solicitors and other housing professionals.