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Chambers of Timothy Straker QC and Satinder Hunjan QC
4-5 Gray's Inn Square
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London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Toby Vanhegan4-5 Gray’s Inn SquareHe is very approachable and pleasant to work with

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square inherited a sizeable social housing team when it merged with Arden Chambers in October 2018. The group has expertise in the full range of issues, including homelessness, housing benefit, rent arrears, and anti-social behaviour. Reflective of the footprint of the amalgamated set in the sector, a number of members are playing a key role in the Grenfell Tower inquiry. In addition, numerous individuals have appeared at the Supreme Court recently; in one example, Jonathan Manning represented the local authority respondent in Samuels v Birmingham CC; this was a homelessness appeal, which concerned whether or not the appellant had lawfully been found to be intentionally homeless, on the basis that the accommodation she left was affordable. In the Court of Appeal, Toby Vanhegan represented the tenant in Powell v Dacorum BC; this is the leading case on compliance with the public sector equality duty in possession cases.