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Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers

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David specialises in housing, local government, human rights, discrimination and public law.


David’s roots were in the Law Centre movement where he worked until 1997 before he joined Arden Chambers. David has since established himself as one of the foremost leading junior’s in housing law.

Homelessness; allocations and transfers of housing accommodation; security of tenure; right to buy and to acquire; leases and service charges; rent control; disrepair; environmental health; mortgages.

Local Government: Powers and duties; judicial review; liability; human rights; housing benefit; disposal and management of housing; notices; employment.

Landlord & Tenant: Tenancy agreements; security of tenure (residential and commercial); leases, service charges and enfranchisement; harassment and illegal eviction; rents and rent control; leases, service charges and management orders; disrepair; environmental health.

Social Security: Housing benefit; income support and jobseeker”s allowance; contributory benefits.


Lord Chancellor”s Advisory Committee on Legal Aid (1976-1980)
Law Centre”s Federation Executive (1976-1978)
Civil Justice Council
Housing and Land Sub-Committee (2001- date)
Housing Law Practitioners Association
Administrative Law Bar Association
Property Bar Association


LLB (Nottingham)
Visiting Professor of Law at City University

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Social housing

Within: Leading Juniors -

David Carter

Doughty Street Chambers

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