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Cornerstone Barristers

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2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE, LONDON, WC1R 5JH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 4986
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 1166
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316 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.cornerstonebarristers.com
Birmingham, Cardiff, London

Jon Holbrook

Tel:
Work 020 7242 4986
Email:
Cornerstone Barristers (Cornerstone Barristers)

Work Department

All aspects of public law (including community care and Court of Protection), social housing and property.

Position

Jon acts mostly for by local authorities, other public bodies and landlords.

Recent reported cases include: R(Plant) v Lambeth LBC (redevelopment of housing estate) High Ct; R(O) v Lewisham LBC (alleged destitution) High Ct; Croydon LBC v Y (age assessment of asylum seeker) CA; R(Macleod) v Peabody Trust (mutual exchange) High Ct; R(RN) v Westminster CC (discharge of interim injunction) High Ct.

Jon is often described as a 'poacher turned gamekeeper' because during his first 13 years at the bar, whilst at Garden Court Chambers, he built a legal aid practice acting for tenants and service users.

Career

Called 1991, Inner Temple. Before being called to the Bar in 1991 Jon was a local authority housing advisor and tenancy relations officer at Westminster City Council.  His interest in law developed whilst he was an elected sabbatical officer (Academic & Welfare) at Sheffield University in 1985.

Member

Social Housing Law Association (SHLA); Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Jon Holbrook - Cornerstone BarristersHe is second to none for residential landlord and tenant-related matters.

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Social housing

Within: Social housing – Leading juniors

Jon Holbrook - Cornerstone BarristersHe approaches each instruction as though it’s the most important case he has.

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