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. Most recently, we ranked as a Tier 1 set for Social Housing in the Legal 500 2024 guide and as Band 1 set by Chambers UK Bar 2024.

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. Our flagship housing event, Housing Day, will be hosted on 14th October 2024 with tickets going on sale in June. Housing Day will provide you with a thorough analysis of the latest developments in housing law and policy as well as practical advice.

Members of the Cornerstone Housing team were also involved in setting up the Social Housing Law Association, a know-how exchange group that keeps practitioners at the forefront of legal and political developments.

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    Cornerstone Barristers is first class in this field.

    Legal 500 (2024)

    Pre-eminent set for housing cases and highly sought after by social housing landlords.

    Chambers UK Bar (2024)

    The wealth of barristers with knowledge on housing law is phenomenal.

    Legal 500 (2024)

    Exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled barristers.

    Legal 500 (2024 )

    An impressive team.

    Chambers UK Bar (2024)

    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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