St Ives Chambers social housing team is led by Michael Singleton, who successfully defended a social landlord in a disability discrimination challenge to its allocation policy brought by a litigant in person. Anya Newman represented a housing association which was granted possession of a property which was let to a married couple, one of whom was serving a prison sentence for sexually abusing a child in the property and wished to return at the conclusion of his sentence.
Social housing in Regional Bar
‘The Housing department in this set is excellent. There are several barristers well equipped to deal with a vast range of housing matters.’
‘Set as a whole has always provided an excellent service. Friendly, personable, approachable barristers, clerking and support team.’
‘St Ives always go above and beyond- which is particularly important in the housing sector, when you often need counsel at short notice.’
‘The Housing clerks at Chambers are friendly and helpful, and always went out of their way to offer assistance.’
‘The clerks at St Ives are excellent- particularly Ross and Catherine- nothing is too much trouble and they make themselves available to go over and above.’
‘Clerking service is excellent. Approachable. Keeps us informed, perfectly reasonable and sensible in terms of negotiating fees.’
KCH Garden Square’s social housing team primarily act on behalf of private clients and local authorities both in advisory and litigation capacities. Oliver Nunn specialises in disputes and claims relating to possession and anti-social behaviour, regularly appearing in County Court. Ben Chapman is noted for his new presence on circuit and ability to find innovative and bespoke solutions to client needs.
‘KCH always have someone available and they are always at a very high standard.’
‘The clerks are fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble for Stuart and his team and their fees are very competitive.’