Lindsay Johnson > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers

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Lindsay’s practice involves advocacy, advice and drafting, predominately in public law matters, across a broad cross-section of chambers’ specialisms.

What unites a majority of Lindsay’s areas of practice is the need for accommodation, whether through the housing legislation, for children, for those in need of community care services, or otherwise. He has appeared in a number of cases in the higher courts on housing matters, community care issues and matters relating to corporate governance and also has experience in relation to ‘best interests’ litigation, property law, commercial landlord and tenant and leasehold enfranchisement. By necessity, each of these specific practice areas, requires consideration of principles of human rights, equality and discrimination and capacity.  He is recognised as a leading junior in housing in Chambers & Partners 2012.

Lindsay embarked on an academic career before joining chambers, undertaking post graduate research first at Kings College London and subsequently at the University of Nottingham. Whilst studying, he lectured law at undergraduate level (both Land law and European law).

Lindsay is an advocacy trainer with Inner Temple.


Called 1995; Inner Temple. Publications of note: co-author Local Government Constitutional and Administrative Law (2nd ed., Sweet & Maxwell, 2008); co-author Homelessness & Allocations (6th ed., Sweet & Maxwell, 2007); contributor Judicial Review, A Practitioners’ Guide (2nd ed., LAG, 2004), Supperstone on Judicial Review; co-editor of the local government volume of Halsbury’s Laws of England and the local government and housing aspects of Jowitts Dictionary of English Law; deputy general editor of the Housing Encyclopaedia (2000-2009); editor of the Local Government Encyclopaedia and the Housing Law Reports. (2000 – 2009).


Housing Law Practitioners Association; Administrative Bar Law Association.


BSc Hons, government and law, 2:1; Kings College London (MA, European law, distinction); University of Nottingham (MPhil, European law); BVC.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Lindsay JohnsonDoughty Street Chambers