Cornerstone Barristers

Riccardo Calzavara

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Practice Areas

Public law and judicial review, local government, social housing.


Riccardo advises, drafts, and represents clients of all types particularly in the practice areas listed above. He accepts instructions to appear in all courts and tribunals and has appeared both alone and led in the High Court and Court of Appeal. He has appeared in a number of high-profile and test cases.

He is on the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel and for the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s C Panel of Counsel.

Recent notable cases include Hussain v Waltham Forest LBC [2019] UKUT 339 (LC); [2020] 1 WLR 2723; Fuseon Ltd v Senior Courts Costs Office [2020] EWHC 126 (Admin); [2020] Costs LR 251; Waltham Forest LBC v Marshall [2020] UKUT 35 (LC); [2020] HLR 20; James v Hertsmere BC [2020] EWCA Civ 489; Croydon LBC v Kalonga [2020] EWHC 1353 (QB), showing the breadth of his practice from homelessness through judicial review to property law.

Professional Memberships