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Stephen specialises in Property Law, with particular expertise in the field of Social Housing. He is recommended in the latest editions of both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, the editors of which say:

“He provides very clear and consistent advice”

“He is especially praised for his technical understanding of complex areas of housing law, such as disability discrimination”

“My clients ask for Stephen because he gets excellent results, and he is an expert on particularly ground-breaking areas”

Stephen is Chambers’ Practice Team Leader for Property and Housing.

Stephen acts predominantly for landlords and owner-occupiers, but welcomes instructions from tenants and lessees.

He has a broad property practice, with expertise in:

  • Housing
  • Public Law and Judicial review of local authority decisions (homelessness)
  • Disability discrimination
  • Local Government
  • Real property
  • Commercial landlord and tenant

Tompkins v LB Wandsworth [2015] EWCA Civ 846, Mohamoud v RBKC; Bushra Saleem v LB Wandsworth [2015] EWCA Civ 780, Lane v RB Kensington & Chelsea [2013] All ER (D) 233 (Apr), QBD
Equality Act/Article 8 ECHR, IAM Group Plc v Chowdrey [2012] EWCA Civ 505, London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm [2008] 3 WLR 269, Church Commissioners for England v. Meya [2007] HLR 4, R (Bibi) v. Camden LBC [2005] HLR 1, London Borough of Newham v. Jones [2002] EWCA Civ. 1779, R (B) v LB Camden (6.5.15), Nugee J


Called 1992; Middle Temple. Co-author of legal appendix to ‘Diagnosing Damp’ copyright RICS.


Social Housing Law Association.


King’s School, Rochester; Christ’s College, Cambridge University (2(1)); Inns of Court School of Law (Very Competent); (1993 MA Cantab).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

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