In response to the impact of the coronavirus crisis, the barristers in Chambers' Housing Law team and staff are committed to providing as much assistance as possible, including urgent advice, online resources and other support, during these challenging and unprecedented times. Trinity has a dedicated section of the website focused on COVID-19. Members of the team can assist with enquiries relating to urgent housing disrepair issues, residential possession proceedings during the coronavirus pandemic, interpretation of the Coronavirus Act and associated Guidance for Landlords (including Housing Associations), Tenants and Local Authorities.The team can also assist with updates regarding on and offline court procedures, including facilities to deal with remote hearings.
Trinity Chambers is home to some of the leading specialist housing barristers on the North Eastern Circuit. Members of the team are ranked in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.
The team regularly appear in courts and tribunals at all levels and are often at the forefront of key legal developments in this ever evolving and technically challenging area.
Barristers in the housing team act for local authorities, housing association and other social landlords, private landlords, tenants and applicants on all aspects of housing law.
Members of the housing team are also specialists in related areas including property law, leasehold disputes, welfare benefits, social care, local government, immigration, human rights, discrimination, capacity and court of protection and are able to provide a complete service to clients on all aspects of their case.
Members of chambers have been instrumental in advising local government and public bodies on matters of strategy, policy and procedure in housing and other related areas.
Trinity's housing barristers also regularly appear in housing related prosecutions including licensing and other offences under the Housing Act 2004, Housing and Planning Act 2016 and Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The Housing Act 2004 and the Housing and Planning Act 2016 also give a whole host of other enforcement measures to local authorities dealing with the private landlord sector such as improvement notices, prohibition orders, rent repayment orders, banning orders, civil penalty notices, etc. Trinity housing barristers have a wealth of experience in advising (both local authorities and those on whom the measures are imposed) on every step of the process, and also regularly appear in the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal representing parties in appeals.
With Chambers in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Leeds, Trinity's housing barristers act for clients across the North Eastern, Northern Circuits and beyond.
Members of the housing team sit as judges in the First Tier Tribunal and have been appointed to the Attorney General's regional panel of counsel and the Equality and Human Rights Commission panel of counsel. They have also been instrumental in setting up the Northern branch of the Social Housing Law Association.
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