Cornerstone Barristers’ housing team is at the forefront of housing legislation and is recognised as a leading housing set by all the major UK legal guides.
What sets the team apart from competitors is members’ cross sector expertise which means they are able to advise on all aspects of a case, including interlinking issues such as the Children Act, Adult Social Care, Immigration rights, Capacity and Court of Protection work.
Our barristers advise local authorities, housing associations, registered landlords, private landlords and tenants on all aspects of housing law including:
• Housing strategy, policy and procedure
• Anti-social behaviour
• Disrepair and housing conditions
• Homelessness and allocations
• Management and policy
• Possession and eviction
• Rents and service charges
Our unparalleled sector knowledge and expertise sees our members advise on complex and ground-breaking cases such as Hotak & Kanu v Southwark LBC; Johnson v Solihull MBC; the most significant case on homelessness in over a decade, involving six members of the team appearing before the Supreme Court. We are often instructed as a referral chambers for challenging housing matters outside London.
The housing team produces a regular newsletter and offers conference and training events for clients on the latest developments.
Members of the Cornerstone Housing team were also involved in setting up the Social Housing Law Association, a knowhow exchange group which keeps practitioners at the forefront of legal and political developments.
They are very professional and have excellent expertise in specific areas and a variety of professionals to choose from at all levels in housing law.Legal 500 (2022)
An extremely competent set with some of the leading barristers in the field.Legal 500 (2023)
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- High Court upholds enforcement notice to end residential use of former office block15 May 2023
- Upper Tribunal considers banning orders for the first time11 May 2023
- Development in the Green Belt: when planning and political priorities clash18 Apr 2023
- Andrew Lane to speak at the Tenancy Fraud Forum’s Annual Conference17 Apr 2023
- The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has, for the first time, considered the jurisdiction to make a banning order pursuant to the Housing and Planning Act 201631 May 2023
- Kelvin Rutledge KC and Riccardo Calzavara appear at Supreme Court03 May 2023
- Court of Appeal: Permission to appeal can be granted so long as one ground of appeal satisfies second appeals test27 Mar 2023
- Upper Tribunal confirms that property guardianship companies must licence premises as HMOs28 Sep 2022
- What is a dwellinghouse for the purposes of the GPDO?01 Aug 2022