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London Bar > Social housing

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Liz Davies KCGarden Court ChambersLiz is an excellent barrister. She is friendly and approachable and quickly masters the facts of a case, providing prompt and considered advice. Her written advocacy is excellent, as is her oral advocacy, where she is extremely persuasive.

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Liz Davies KC – Garden Court Chambers ‘Liz is a fantastic barrister, able to advise with clarity, precision and empathy, on complex issues. Her knowledge of housing law is brilliant and, combined with her outstanding analytical skills, she can be trusted with the most sensitive and challenging cases.

Garden Court Chambers is a ‘leading chambers for publicly funded work’, which fields ‘a wealth of outstanding housing counsel’. Newly appointed silk Liz Davies KC led Connor Johnston  in R (Ncube) v Brighton & Hove Council, where the duo represented Shelter as intervener in a claim concerning the government’s “Everyone In” instruction, issued during the COVID-19 pandemic, that required councils to accommodate rough sleepers, initially with no requirement for legal immigration status but later excluding those who were not entitled to access public funds – the Administrative Court found that councils did have powers to provide emergency accommodation under Local Government Act 1972 and National Health Service Act 2006 to individuals irrespective of immigration status. In a separate matter, Davies KC led Marina Sergides in Khan v Mehmood, in which the Court of Appeal upheld a decision ordering the landlord to pay damages to the tenant for disrepair and applying the 10% uplift in damages.