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Garden Court Chambers
Garden Court Chambers

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Tim BaldwinGarden Court ChambersHe is very thorough in his preparation, good with difficult clients, very sharp in advocacy.

Garden Court Chambers is well-known for its ethos of promoting social justice and standing up for the interests of the most vulnerable individuals in society.  Fielding a 27-strong team of advocates, the set has a strong track record in landmark social housing cases, where it acts for homelessness applicants, tenants and occupiers. It has expertise in the full range of housing law cases, including those concerning homelessness, allocation of social housing, the licensing of houses in multiple occupation, welfare benefits and anti-social behaviour. In 2019, highlights included Liz Davies acting as the leading counsel to the appellant in the Court of Appeal case of Adesotu v Lewisham LBC, where it was alleged that the respondent had discriminated against her on the basis of her disability in the manner that it had handled an offer of accommodation made under its main housing duty. Another notable matter involved Tim Baldwin representing the defendant in London Borough of Hackney v Yavuz Yildiz; this was a Court of Appeal case, which defined the law on succession and recovery of possession. Rising star Nick Bano recently joined from 1MCB.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Tim BaldwinGarden Court ChambersIs clever, careful, thorough and helpful.

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Tim BaldwinGarden Court ChambersTechnically brilliant and takes on the most extraordinary cases.