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Leading Juniors

Helen Greatorex - Trinity Chambers 'Helen has broad experience across social housing law, strong intellect and a very thorough approach to litigation. Helen has an assertive but measured advocacy style to ensure the best prospects of a successful outcome. She fully grasps the varied and often competing demands within social housing litigation and is able to offer sound, pragmatic advice.'
Peter Marcus - Trinity ChambersHighly experienced in both defending and bringing possession claims.
Nicola Phillipson - Parklane PlowdenAn exceptional advocate who puts clients at ease.
Vilma Vodanovic - Trinity ChambersA razor-sharp advocate.

Rising Stars

Alice Richardson - Trinity Chambers 'The go-to barrister in Newcastle for this kind of work.'

Social housing in Regional Bar

Parklane Plowden

Parklane Plowden's Nicola Phillipson, formerly of the now-dissolved Zenith Chambers, acts for landlords and tenants in all aspects of housing law and homelessness.

Trinity Chambers

Following the closure of Zenith Chambers in February 2020, Vilma Vodanovic and Peter Marcus joined the team at Trinity Chambers adding to their new set's expertise and strength in depth in the housing and property fields. Members of the team are capable of acting on either side in landlord and tenant matters, including possession claims, disrepair, and anti-social behaviour claims. In recent work of note, Helen Greatorex acted for Leeds City Council in its application for a pre-emptive injunction against persons unknown in order to prevent travellers from making temporary camps on areas of local authority land. Elsewhere, rising star Alice Richardson successfully represented the appellant landlord, unled, in Pease v Carter & Anr, a Court of Appeal decision on the applicability of the ‘reasonable recipient’ test to errors in notices seeking possession.