Millie Polimac > Chambers of Rachel Sleeman > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Rachel Sleeman
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Millie is an experienced barrister in property, immigration and employment law.  She has a particular interest in litigation with an EU law angle, having worked as a référendaire to the Finnish Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union for 2 years. She is regularly instructed as sole counsel in applications, trials and appeals in a range of courts from the Court of Appeal to the specialist tribunals.

Millie has extensive appellate experience, having worked as a judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal for 9 months.


At the Court of Appeal Millie worked on the following cases in the field of property, housing and planning law :

  1. (Jakimaviciute) v. Hammersmith and Fulham LBC [2014] EWCA Civ 1438
  2. (on the application of Larkfleet Homes Ltd) v Rutland CC [2015] EWCA Civ 597

No Adastral New Town Ltd v Suffolk Coastal DC [2015] EWCA Civ 88, Timmins v Gedling Borough Council [2015] EWCA Civ 10, Lloyds Bank v Leung, Dabora Conway v LBWF, Olofin v London Properties, HOI v W, 4 Southall Court v Guraga, Andrews v London Borough of Brent (High Court, QBD), A v A London Borough (High Court, QBD), St Albans v Harvard (High Court, QBD), Kelly v London Borough of Brent, Hotak v London Borough of Southwark [2015] UKSC 30, Magoury v London Borough of Brent, Haile v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2015] UKSC 32, Bala v London Borough of Brent Nzolameso v City of Westminster [2015] UKSC 22, Sritharan v London Borough of Brent Nzolameso v City of Westminster [2015] UKSC 22, Mohamed v Brent, London Borough of Lewisham v Mefemi, Malik v Fassenfelt [2013] EWCA Civ 798; Hon v Odotuyo, Possession and injunctions, CAHA v Walters, Islington v Summerston, Hon v Odotuyo


Called 2007; Lincoln’s Inn. Publications of note: ‘When 3 became 1: the ECJ’s judgment in C-31/09 Bolbol’ (2010) 9 European Law Reporter 303.


Fluent French.




KU Leuven (2005 European and International Law); King’s (2006); Cantab (2012 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Millie PolimacFive PaperVery well-organised and succinct arguments put forward, in writing and in oral submissions. Great knowledge of the area in which instructions are being sought.