We are delighted to sponsor the Social Housing Law Association’s 14th annual conference which takes place on Friday 22 November.
In Salix Homes v Mantato  EWCA Civ 445 the Court of Appeal considered whether cause of action estoppel prevents a landlord obtaining a possession order on rent arrears grounds where there is an existing undischarged order for possession on the basis of earlier arrears, and for payment of those arrears.
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Emma Godfrey, Adrian Davis and Matthew Stott have all been appointed as Deputy District Judges. Their practices will continue as usual.
The High Court has dismissed a claim for damages in respect of accommodation provided under section 17, Children Act 1989 which was alleged to be in breach of article 8. Emma Godfrey of Field Court Chambers appeared for the respondent authority.
Emma Godfrey reviews the decision of the Court of Appeal in Alibkhiet v London Borough of Brent; Adam v City of Westminster  EWCA Civ 2742 which considers the use of out-of-borough placements in discharge of the main housing duty under s.193 Housing Act 1996. In both cases the local authority had accepted a s.193 […]
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 […]
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that 11 members of Chambers have been listed in the Legal 500 2017 edition with a first time listing for Damian Powell. 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 […]
Emma Godfrey looks at Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea  UKSC 36 where the Supreme Court has revisited the question of whether decisions by local housing authorities as to the duty owed under Part VII Housing Act 1996 amount to the “determination of a civil right” which engages the right to a hearing before an impartial and independent tribunal under art 6 ECHR.
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that 10 members of Chambers have been listed in the Legal 500 2016 edition with a first time listing for James Trumble.
On 26th July 2016 Field Court Chambers was delighted to host a presentation delivered by Adrian Davis and Emma Godfrey on the latest developments on the Housing and Planning Act 2016.