Keith Chipato has a general civil practice which includes housing, property, landlord and tenant (residential and commercial) and insolvency (personal and corporate).

He has extensive experience of dealing with housing matters ranging from possession to unlawful evictions and HMOs.

His practice also includes both commercial and residential leases and related tribunal representation.

Keith appears in county and high courts regularly for applications, trials as well as appeals.

He adopts an empathetic, yet pragmatic and meticulous approach to cases and displays excellent advocacy, securing great outcomes for clients. He is able to negotiate and/or provide solutions to commercial problems and handles complex issues effortlessly.

Before becoming a barrister, Keith worked at the Financial Ombudsman Service. The knowledge he gained is particularly useful when dealing with consumer credit matters as well as financial products.

Housing

Keith has extensive experience of representing tenants and landlords across a wide range of housing matters. These include possession proceedings, leases, unlawful evictions, disrepair and HMOs.

  • [2019] EWHC 3399 (QB) – Keith represented the landlord in successfully varying an injunction against the landlord not to evict the tenant. The court held that an injunction did not stop the landlord in pursuing possession proceedings against the tenant.

Property including landlord and tenant (residential and commercial)

  • FBSE Finance Ltd v Milone 2022 (unreported) – Keith represented the mortgagor in a repossession claim and succeeded in having the possession claim dismissed after proving that the secured loan agreement was not an exempt agreement and unenforceable under s.26(1) of the FSMA 2000.

Education

  • City Law School: Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) (Very Competent)
  • Nottingham Trent University: Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Awards

The Inner Temple Exhibition Award and Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship

Languages

  • English
  • Shona