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Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers
53-54 DOUGHTY STREET
LONDON
WC1N 2LS
England

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London Bar > Social housing

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Martin Westgate QC



Doughty Street Chambers



His contribution to housing, social welfare and public law is already immensely impressive and looks set to increase for years to come

Doughty Street Chambers garners praise from instructing law firms, who note that it ‘provides excellent service and has a number of standout barristers‘. Its reputation as one of the leading sets for social housing (notably on the tenant side) is underpinned by its consistent involvement in many of the leading decisions in this area, as well as cases involving novel legal issues. Martin Westgate QC and Dominic Preston acted for Abdelrahim Alibkhiet at the Supreme Court in Alibkhiet v Brent LBC, which concerns a challenge to the local authority’s procurement and allocations policy in relation to the provision of temporary accommodation. The matter is now pending before the Supreme Court. Also notable is that Westgate QC and others represented the non-governmental organisation Liberty as an intervening party in Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Goloshvili v Secretary of State for the Home Department. These are two linked, systemic challenges to the government’s ‘Right to Rent’ scheme.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

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Martin Westgate QC



Doughty Street Chambers



A silk worthy of note.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

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Martin Westgate QC



Doughty Street Chambers



An extremely knowledgeable silk.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)

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Martin Westgate QC



Doughty Street Chambers



A seriously respected public lawyer.