Angela Hall > Chambers of Rachel Sleeman > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Rachel Sleeman
Five Paper
FIVE PAPER BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7HB
England
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Position

Angela is commended for her approachability and her composed and robust representation. She prides herself on providing practical and commercial advice on cases, which are often complex and emotionally charged.

In Chambers, Angela has an active role in the following areas:

  • Treasurer & Executive Committee Member: elected to the role in 2014
  • Pupil supervisor since 2011
  • Member of the Pupillage Selection Committee.

Family Property

Angela Hall advises and represents private clients on the division of property upon divorce, separation, family breakdown and death. This includes the following:

  • Financial remedies on divorce, including the drafting or pre- and post-nuptial settlements
  • Cohabitee disputes and other TLATA 1996 applications (Angela often acts for interveners in divorce proceedings)
  • Applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Schedule 1 of Children Act 1989 applications and high value child maintenance claims
  • Contentious probate
  • Mortgage possessions, including where there are concurrent divorce proceedings, bankruptcy or allegations of undue influence
  • Paternity fraud (this is a niche specialist practice, Angela having been junior counsel on two of the most significant paternity fraud cases to reach the High Court/Court of Appeal in the last few years).

Property & housing

Angela is also highly regarded in the field of residential landlord and tenant and regularly advises local authorities and RPSHs on public policy and procedure. She is preferred counsel for a number of local authorities. Angela is instructed at all levels in the following areas:

  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Homelessness
  • Landlord and tenant issues arising from the breakdown of marriage/relationships or death, including applications for the transfer of a tenancy in the family courts and succession disputes in the civil courts
  • Children Act 1989/2004 obligations of the local authority
  • Judicial review and public/equality defences, benefit entitlement and other regulatory work.
  • Equality Act claims
  • Housing Fraud
  • Disrepair
  • Court of Protection
  • Unlawful Eviction

Saleem v. Wandsworth LBC; Mohamood v. Kensington & Chelsea RLBC [2015] EWCA Civ 780: :, W v. C & M(1st instance decision embargoed):, X v Ealing Borough Council: Legal Action, Nov 2010:, R (on the Application of Daniels) v Barnet LBC: [2007] EWHC 1885 (Admin):

Career

Called 2000; Gray’s Inn. Contributor to ‘Essential Law for Marketers’ by Ardi Kolah.

Memberships

PBA; SHLA; FLBA; ALBA.

Education

Formby High School, Merseyside; Trinity College, Oxford (1999 BA Jurisprudence 2(1)); Inns of Court School of Law (2000 Dip Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Angela HallFive PaperAngela is very confident and experienced, and has a tremendous grip on her cases.