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Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers
180 FLEET STREET
LONDON
EC4A 2HG
England

Position

Brooke is a property practitioner with a diverse range of experience in residential, commercial and real property matters. She has had a busy 2020 so far with two cases in the Court of Appeal heard in January and a third case listed for December.

Brooke published two books in 2019: On Your Feet: A Practical Guide to Civil Advocacy; and A Practical Guide to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. Brooke is also the Assistant Editor of the Housing Law Encyclopedia.

Brooke regularly films webinars, lectures and writes about landlord and tenant issues. In the past year she has covered a range of topics, including interim possession orders, orders for sale, forfeiture, property licensing and the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018.

Recent cases

  • Brooke appeared in Trecarrell House Limited v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 (being led by Justin Bates) on behalf of the successful appellant landlord. The case concerned whether a landlord’s failure to provide a tenant with a gas safety certificate prior to occupation is capable of remedy, or whether it operates as a complete barrier to service of a valid s.21 notice. The Court of Appeal accepted the landlord’s argument that non-compliance was capable of remedy if the relevant gas safety certificate had been provided to the tenant prior to service of the s.21 notice.
  • In Hook v Hawkins [2019] UKUT 147 (LC); [2019] 2 P. & C.R. DG18, Brooke appeared as sole counsel on behalf of the respondent to an appeal in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). This case concerned the complex interaction between the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983 and protected status under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976.
  • Brooke was instructed in both the High Court and Court of Appeal in R (JCWI) v Secretary of State for the Home Department on behalf of the Residential Landlords Association, which intervened in proceedings. The case concerned whether the “right to rent” scheme introduced by the Immigration Act 2014 caused discrimination on the basis of race and nationality.
  • Brooke acted for the successful appellant in Holding and Management (Solitaire) Limited v Miller [2019] UKUT 402 (LC). The case concerned a residential leasehold dispute which had been transferred to the First Tier Tribunal from the County Court. The Upper Tribunal accepted the appellant’s arguments that the tribunal had erroneously made determinations that were outside its jurisdiction and that did not form part of the original claim.
  • Brooke appeared (being led) in the Supreme Court in January 2019 in Samuels v Birmingham City Council [2019] UKSC 28 [2019] 4 All E.R. 773; [2019] P.T.S.R. 1229; [2019] 6 WLUK 129; [2019] H.L.R. 32; Times, July 25, 2019. This case concerned whether the local authority had adopted the correct approach in determining whethe

Memberships

Property Bar Association
Housing Law Practitioners Association

Education

Bar Professional Training Course, City University, Outstanding
Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, Commendation
BA (Hons.) English, Girton College, University of Cambridge, 2.1

Brooke was awarded a Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship and Exhibition awards for her Graduate Diploma in Law and for her Bar Professional Training Course.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Brooke Lyne – Landmark Chambers ‘Razor sharp in her legal analysis and advice, Brooke’s advocacy style is pragamatic, attentive and highly effective. ’

London Bar > Social housing

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Brooke Lyne Landmark Chambers ‘Brooke assimilates the detail of a case very rapidly and shows complete mastery of the material in court. Her advocacy is measured, clear and compelling.’