Aristide Hoang-Brown has a mixed practice in housing, family, civil, employment and public law.

  • Housing law: Aristide advises and represents tenants, private landlords, local authorities and housing associations in possession proceedings, disrepair claims, access and anti-social behaviour injunctions (including committal proceedings for breaches of injunctions) and cases with Equality Act 2010 issues.
  • Family law: Aristide’s practice encompasses domestic violence injunctions, public and private Children Act proceedings and financial remedy. He has been instructed in proceedings concerning international relocation and exceptional circumstances under s.9(7) Children Act 1989.
  • Education law: Aristide has a growing practice in education law, appearing in hearings in the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability). Aristide accepts instructions from local authorities and appellant parents.
  • Civil law: Aristide has experience across a broad spectrum of civil matters, including contractual disputes, personal injury, RTA/credit hire, bankruptcy proceedings, and interim applications.
  • Employment law: Aristide drafts pleadings and represents individuals in the employment tribunal including in claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

If you would like more information about Aristide’s practice, please contact his clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.


Aristide draws upon his experience on both sides of the landlord and tenant divide. He understands the interests of his clients, providing pragmatic advice where necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.

Recent cases

  • Aristide was instructed by a tenant with mental health difficulties facing a possession claim brought by his landlord relying on, among other things, Ground 7A in Schedule 2 to the Housing Act 1988. Aristide’s fully pleaded Defence and Counterclaim resulted in a favourable settlement for the tenant who avoided the making of a possession order.
  • Acting for a social housing provider, Aristide successfully obtained an Unlawful Profits Order under section 5 of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 against a tenant who had unlawfully sublet a property contrary to the terms of his tenancy.
  • In committal proceedings, Aristide resisted the imposition of an immediate custodial sentence on behalf of a Defendant who had committed multiple breaches of an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction.

Family law – public and private

Aristide brings an empathetic approach to cases and draws upon his considerable pre-pupillage family law experience to assist in complex and emotionally-charged matters.
Recent cases

  • Aristide represented the respondent mother in child arrangements proceedings and secured findings against the applicant father of serious sexual and physical abuse at a fact-finding hearing.
  • At a contested final hearing acting for the mother, Aristide successfully persuaded the court to limit the father to supervised contact in circumstances where he had failed to meaningfully accept the court’s findings of domestic abuse made against him.
  • Aristide appeared in the High Court (Family Division) and obtained a collection order on behalf of a local authority in respect of a child who had absconded from a residential placement.

Education law - SEND Tribunal

Aristide assists with all appeals within the SEND Tribunal jurisdiction, including in respect of:

  •  refusals to secure an EHC needs assessment;
  • refusals to issue an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP); and
  • sections B, F and I of EHCPs.

Aristide can draft grounds of appeal and responses and is happy to advise at all stages of Tribunal proceedings.

Previous advocacy experience

Before pupillage, Aristide worked as a County Court advocate. He conducted more than 200 hearings, including small claims trials, possession hearings and interim applications.

He also worked as a paralegal for 18 months in a busy family law firm. This role included court advocacy in Family Law Act and Children Act proceedings and representing parents at Local Authority Public Law Outline (PLO) meetings.

Aristide was also a volunteer with Support Through Court.


  • Barrister Training Course (BPP Holborn) 2020-2021, Distinction/Outstanding
  • LLB Law (SOAS, University of London) 2015-2018, 2:1


  • Middle Temple State School Scholarship (2020)  for the Barrister Training Course (BTC)
  • Middle Temple Blackstone Entrance Exhibition (2020) for the BTC
  • Edmond Fung Prize for Best Performance in Commercial Law (2018)

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