Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that 3 members of Chambers have been listed in the Chambers UK 2019 edition

01 November 2018

We are especially proud of the fact that we have been recognised as a set for the first time in the Social Housing section.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their support during the past year with a special thank you to all those who participated in the feedback process.

Community Care

Hilton Harrop-Griffiths - Band 2

A leading junior acting for local authorities in community care matters. He is particularly well regarded for his work in cases concerning the intersection of immigration and asylum legislation with community care. He regularly handles matters concerning the recovery of charges for community care.

"He has long been known as a very good barrister in this area and he's very reliable."

Election Law

Francis Hoar - Band 1

An expert in various aspects of election law and proceedings concerning political parties. He often advises in connection with major election petitions and regularly assists campaigning bodies on election issues. Hoar has recently advised on matters relating to the EU referendum.

"He is very easy to work with and works tirelessly to ensure the job is done."

Recent work: Acted for Craig Mackinlay MP in a case alleging his expenses return excluded required expenditures.

Local Government

Hilton Harrop-Griffiths - Band 3

Has a strong track record in local government matters and regularly handles cases concerning social care, immigration and asylum issues. He is frequently instructed in judicial review proceedings and has a deep understanding of children's law and mental health.

"A man of great experience and knowledge whom it's always a pleasure to work with."

Social Housing – Ranked Set - Band 3

A well-respected set with a solid presence in the social housing market, Field Court impresses with its adroit representation of landlords, housing associations and local authorities. Members effectively utilise their deep knowledge of public law and community care to routinely act on homelessness appeals, possession proceedings and disrepair claims. The set is also notable for its capabilities in succession of tenancy disputes and anti-social behaviour cases, and its practitioners frequently appear in the Court of Appeal.

"The clerks are very personable and amenable. They are a pleasure to deal with." "The clerking service is friendly and helpful. Calls and messages are returned promptly and, when necessary, the senior clerk is available to discuss more non-routine instructions." Ian Boardman is the senior clerk.

Emma Godfrey – Band 4
Established public law practitioner with a specialism in housing law. She frequently acts for both landlords and tenants in homelessness appeals, challenges to allocation schemes and possession proceedings.

"Very experienced in housing matters, she's highly approachable and provides frank, comprehensive and clear advice."