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Philip Kolvin

Ben Du Feu

Called
2013
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020 7242 4986
Clerk
Sam Collins
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Ben was called to the Bar in 2013 and accepts instructions in planning, licensing, property, housing, and general public law.

Ben acts for a wide range of private clients and public authorities. He regularly appears in the County and Magistrates' Courts and has experience in the High Court, and at public inquiries.

Ben was called to the Bar in 2013 and accepts instructions in planning, licensing, property, housing, and general public law.

Ben acts for a wide range of private clients and public authorities. He regularly appears in the County and Magistrates' Courts and has experience in the High Court, and at public inquiries. In addition to his court work, Ben undertakes a significant amount of drafting and advisory work.

Ben graduated from University College, Durham with a 1st class honours degree in law and has a LLM in Environmental Law and Policy from University College London.

Overview

Ben has experience in a broad range of housing law and property law. He regularly appears in and advises on possession claims against tenants and trespassers.

Ben regularly acts on behalf of landlords in applications for injunctions whether for breach of tenancy agreements or to prohibit anti-social behaviour.

Ben regularly appears in the Magistrates' Court on behalf of local authorities whether as the prosecuting authority in a regulatory matter or as the applicant in proceedings for a closure order.

Ben has successfully assisted several clients in claims for possession orders against trespassers in the High Court.

Ben has advised and appeared on behalf of numerous local authorities in respect of homelessness appeals. Ben recently appeared on behalf of a local authority in respect of a challenge to their housing allocation policy, successfully arguing that the claim for judicial review should not be given permission.

News

Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - November 2016
03.11.2016
Contents The Editor speaks - Andy Lane When is an applicant "significantly" more vulnerable than ordinary vulnerable? - Emma Dring Recent housing developments The current state of play in the Mayor of London's housing....

Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - May 2016
04.05.2016
The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes: Message from the Heads of Team – Kuljit Bhogal and Kelvin Rutledge QC Hotak, Johnson & Kanu one year on – Kelvin Rutledge....

Overview

Ben is busy gaining greater experience in all licensing matters, both at committee hearing stage and in the Magistrates' Court.

Ben advises and represents local authorities, responsible authorities, the licensed trade and objectors on all matters under the Licensing Act 2003, including alcohol and public entertainment, gambling, sex licensing, taxis and sport.

Ben spoke at the 2016 Institute of Licensing National Training conference on topics including private nuisance, the relationship between licensing and planning law, and the role of the licensing authority.

Overview

Ben has advised on a wide range of planning and highways matters. He has a keen interest in planning enforcement work and is instructed on a number of up and coming inquiries.

As pupil to Richard Ground QC, Ben gained valued experience of inquiry and advisory work in relation to large scale infrastructure projects and housing developments. Ben is now Richard's junior in an upcoming inquiry in respect of an application for 800 homes.

Overview

Ben has experience in a broad range of housing law and property law. He regularly appears in and advises on possession claims against tenants and trespassers. Ben has successfully assisted several clients in claims for possession orders against trespassers in the High Court.

Ben enjoys advising on matters which overlap between planning and property law.

Cases

Commencing possession claims against trespassers in the High Court
04.10.2016
On 30 September 2016 the Chancery Division and the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court in London issued a new practice note. This note provides helpful guidance regarding the....

Overview

Ben acts for and has advised a wide range of clients in matters concerning judicial reviews and statutory challenges.

News

Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - May 2016
04.05.2016
The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes: Message from the Heads of Team – Kuljit Bhogal and Kelvin Rutledge QC Hotak, Johnson & Kanu one year on – Kelvin Rutledge....

  • SHLA
  • PEBA
  • UKELA

News

Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - November 2016

3rd November 2016

Contents The Editor speaks - Andy Lane When is an applicant "significantly" more vulnerable than ordinary vulnerable? - Emma Dring Recent housing developments The current state of play in the Mayor of London's housing....

Case

Commencing possession claims against trespassers in the High Court

4th October 2016

On 30 September 2016 the Chancery Division and the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court in London issued a new practice note. This note provides helpful guidance regarding the....

News

Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - May 2016

4th May 2016

The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes: Message from the Heads of Team – Kuljit Bhogal and Kelvin Rutledge QC Hotak, Johnson & Kanu one year on – Kelvin Rutledge....