Housing Law Barristers

  • Anti-social behaviour (including injunctions, committals, possession claims and closure orders)
  • Allocations
  • Disrepair & Fitness for Human Habitation
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Homelessness
  • Houses in Multiple Occupation- mandatory, selective and additional licensing regimes
  • Human Rights
  • Introductory and demoted tenancies
  • Judicial Review
  • Possession proceedings
  • Right to Buy
  • Service charges and other leasehold disputes
  • Social Housing fraud
  • Succession
  • Tenancy deposits
  • Travellers
  • Trespass
  • Unlawful eviction and harassment
  • Costs disputes

COVID - 19

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 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.

The Trinity housing barristers also regularly appear in housing related prosecutions and appeals including licensing offences under the Housing Act 2004 and Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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.