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Leading Juniors

Brynmor Adams – Exchange Chambers ‘Brynmor is a highly intelligent and astute barrister. He has superb attention to detail and gets to the nub of a matter very quickly. Clients love his no-nonsense approach.'
Oliver Caplan – 18 St John Street Chambers ‘Oliver provides pragmatic advice, and he goes out of his way to be available on cases.'
John Hobson – Doughty Street Chambers ‘John is a very experienced lawyer with excellent knowledge of housing law. He is very congenial, takes a practical approach to matters when working with a vulnerable client, and his advocacy skills are very good.’
Elizabeth Mottershaw – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and her advocacy is carefully prepared and accurate - she handles complex legal points very well.'

Rising Stars

Social housing in Regional Bar

Garden Court North Chambers

Viewed as 'a strong set for housing law’, Garden Court North Chambers' members handle a wide spectrum of work in the space, including unlawful evictions, disrepair claims, homelessness matters and possession claims. James Stark is sought after for his expertise in advising on cases involving human rights issues, and Sonia Birdee is very well known for representing tenants in discrimination cases under the Equality Act 2010. Joseph Markus regularly represents vulnerable clients in homelessness cases. Elizabeth Mottershaw is 'judicious and measured - a reliable and solid advocate'. In December 2022 Gary Willock moved to Trinity Chambers.


‘The clerks are good, responsive, and they do their best to accommodate at short notice.’

‘The clerking team is prompt and efficient.’

‘The clerks are reliable and friendly.’

Cobden House Chambers

The social housing team at Cobden House Chambers has a solid track record in handling anti-social behaviour cases and possession claims, as well as advising on disrepair matters. Gary Lewis is well versed in representing landlords in a range of housing issues; for example, he acted for a landlord in a complex possession claim involving issues arising under the Equality Act 2010. Lucie Wood is sought after for her experience in advising on leasehold, tenancy fraud, and unlawful eviction cases.

Exchange Chambers

Exchange Chambers is home to the 'client-focused' Brynmor Adams, who garners praise as 'an able and unflappable advocate who demonstrates legal maturity way beyond his year of call'. Adams is well known for representing landlords, local authorities, and housing associations, and his recent workload includes advising on anti-social behaviour cases. In an example matter, he successfully acted for the Cobalt Housing Association in anti-social behaviour possession claim proceedings involving allegations of harassment and disability discrimination.


‘The clerks are some of the friendliest around. They are uber-efficient and 100% reliable.’