We are delighted that 8 members of chambers have been included in Chambers and Partners 2021. Additionally, we continue to be ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
We are delighted that 10 members of chambers have been included in Legal 500 2021. Additionally, we are ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
Adrian Davis examines the recent decision in James v Hertsmere Borough Council  EWCA Civ 489, in which the Court of Appeal ruled upon the scope of the county court’s jurisdiction when hearing a statutory homelessness appeal under section 204 of the Housing Act 1996.
Adrian Davis examines the High Court’s decision in Bibi Emambee v The London Borough of Islington  EWHC 2835 (QB), in which Mr Justice Stewart dismissed Ms Emambee’s appeal against the county court judge’s refusal to extend time for bringing a homelessness appeal under section 204(2A) of the Housing Act 1996.
The claimant’s principal argument was that the policy was unlawful because the council had failed to comply with the public sector equality duty in section 149 Equality Act 2010. This case shows that if local authorities carry out (and record) comprehensive equalities assessments of their policies, it is likely to be very difficult for claimants to successfully argue a failure to comply with the public sector equality duty.
The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Yavuz Yildiz v London Borough of Hackney on 24 July 2019, a case which examined the interaction between section 83(1) and Ground 15A of the Housing Act 1985.
Joint head of housing Adrian Davis and property barrister Miriam Shalom appeared in the Court of Appeal in London Borough of Hackney v Yildiz. The case considers the relationship between section 83 and Ground 15A of Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1985.
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.
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 […]
Adrian Davis examines the High Court’s decision in The London Borough of Haringey v Mukhlis Simawi and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (Interested Party)  EWHC 2733 (QB), in which the defendant complained that the ‘one succession rule’ contained in section 87-88 of the Housing Act 1985 breached his rights under […]