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David Lintott

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David Lintott is a specialist in the fields of planning and public law.

His practice comprises a very substantial number of appearances in planning inquiries and related high court appeals often by way of judicial review. He acts for a broad range of clients which include companies, individuals, local authorities and other public bodies. He is also instructed in general public law matters including social housing.

David Lintott is a specialist in the fields of planning and public law.

His practice comprises a very substantial number of appearances in planning inquiries and related high court appeals often by way of judicial review. He acts for a broad range of clients which include companies, individuals, local authorities and other public bodies. He is also instructed in general public law matters including social housing.

He has successfully represented many local authorities in the Court of Appeal and is described in Chambers & Partners as "A favourite of instructing solicitors, he has developed a strong practice in homelessness challenges against public authorities. He has appeared in significant cases before the Court of Appeal."

Client comments reported in the guide include:

" He has a wonderfully approachable nature."

" Clients have confidence in him."

David Lintott was called to the Bar in 1996, after completing a law degree at Cambridge University.

"He will always give a practical answer and show you the way forward." Chambers & Partners 2017

"Extremely articulate and down to earth." Legal 500 2016

"He has a wonderfully approachable nature, and can be asked any query. His homelessness work is of particular note." Chambers & Partners 2016

Overview

David has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal, County Court, Crown Court and Magistrate's Court on a range of different types of action including homelessness appeals, anti-social behaviour order applications (having appeared for Brighton and Hove City Council on some of the first interim anti-social behaviour order applications after the relevant legislation came into force), possession trials, injunction applications, various types of housing benefit fraud prosecutions, unlawful eviction prosecutions and licensing appeals.

Recent reported cases in respect of homelessness appeals include:

Falis Ibrahim v Wandsorth LBC [2012] (CA) Judgment is awaited in this important case in which David acted for Wandsworth LBC on an appeal relating to Regulation 8 of the Housing Review Procedures Regulations 1999. The Court of Appeal comprising Mummery L.J., Etherton L.J. and Sir Stephen Sedley have reserved judgment in a case which should resolve the seemingly inconsistent approach to Regulation 8(2) adopted by Lewison L.J. and Rix L.J. in the case of Mitu v Camden LBC.

Chaoui El Goure v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2012] EWCA Civ 670 C.A. David appeared successfully for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea before the Court of Appeal. In this important case dealing with the modern approach to statutory interpretation Mummery L.J. (who gave the lead judgment) confirmed that it was necessary to give a purposive rather than a literal interpretation to Regulation 6 of the Housing Review Procedures Regulations 1999.

Siveter v Wandsworth LBC [2012] (CA) H.L.R. 26 David acted for Wandsworth LBC in this case relating to a local authority's duties and liabilities in relation to treating pests found to be present in its housing stock.

Dragic v Wandsworth [2011] High Court 21/01/2011 (on appeal from HHJ Ellis in Croydon County Court who had struck out a s.204 appeal notice as out of time). David successfully obtained judgment from Supperstone J. dismissing the appeal. Supperstone J. held that service on the Appellant's agent is good service on the Appellant himself and starts the 21 day time limit for an appeal under s.204 running (despite the inclusion of the word "his" in front of "notification" in s.204(2)).

Bubb v Wandsworth [2011] EWCA Civ 1285 C.A. David appeared successfully for Wandsworth and was led by Andrew Arden in the Court of Appeal. In a case of significance for all housing practitioners, Lord Neuberger M.R. (giving the leading judgment) held that matters of fact under the Housing Act 1996, such as the delivery of an offer letter in discharge of a duty to provide housing, are for the housing authority and are not precedent or hard edged facts upon which the county court has jurisdiction to decide. This very much follows on from the decision of the Court of Appeal in Adel William v Wandsworth [2006] H.L.R (and in particular the judgment of Lord Justice Chadwick) in which David also appeared for Wandsworth and in which it was held that matters of fact are for the local housing authority and can only be challenged on the usual Wednesbury grounds, the comments of Lord Brightman in Puhlhofer v Hillingdon being equally applicable to decisions of an authority under the Housing Act 1996.

Watson v the London Borough of Wandsworth [2010] B5/2009/2427 12/10/10 (Mummery, Etherton and Sullivan LJJ). Successful homelessness appeal in which it was held that the Recorder at first instance had wrongfully found the Council's decision under s.202 of the Housing Act 1996 that property was suitable under s.193 to be perverse on grounds of Ms Watson's fear of violence in the area of the offer and in so doing had wrongly assumed the Council's fact finding role. It was also held (Sullivan LJ, Mummery and Etherton LJJ agreeing) that the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Kay v The UK (Application no. 37341/06) handed down on 21 September 2010 had no bearing on an appeal to the County Court under s.204 of the Housing Act 1996 against a decision of a local authority under s. 202.

Wandsworth v Allison [2008] EWCA Civ 354 (Wall, Arden Wilson L.J.J). Successful homelessness appeal in which it was held that the local authority was entitled to obtain advice from Dr Keen of NowMedical to understand the medical issues and evaluate for itself the evidence before it, in particular how Mr Allison's medical difficulties would be likely to affect him. It would not have been appropriate or necessary for Dr Keen to examine Mr Allison. The local authority's review officer was entitled to give weight to his conclusions. The weight which the review officer gave to the medical evidence was a matter for her. Shala v Birmingham City Council [2007] EWCA Civ 624 distinguished.

Adel William v Wandsworth London Borough Council [2006] EWCA Civ 535 C.A (Chadwick L.J.; Sedley L.J.; Arden L.J.) Successful Homelessness Appeal in which it was held that: A local housing authority had been entitled to find that an applicant had made himself intentionally homeless by making a deliberate decision not to use the monies available to him from a remortgage to pay the mortgage instalments, which had led to the property being repossessed. A separate applicant had been intentionally homeless by allowing the joint owner to sell the property and collect the full net proceeds of sale.

Kruja v Enfield [2004] EWCA Civ 1769 C.A. (Pill L.J., Laws L.J., Sir Martin Nourse) Successful Homelessness Appeal in which it was held that: The trial judge had been wrong to usurp a fact finding role instead of adopting a statutory judicial review of the local housing authority's decision that the respondent had not established a priority need, and had given no consideration to the test of vulnerability.

Lomotey v Enfield [2004] EWCA Civ 627 C.A. (Longmore L.J., Peter Gibson L.J.) Successful homelessness appeal in which it was held that: where a claimant had not challenged certain propositions put to her by a local authority at an interview, it was not incumbent upon a review panel to afford her an oral hearing to rebut those propositions.

G.M v London Borough of Wandsworth [2004] EWHC 805 (Admin) Application for judicial review of failure to accept a fresh homelessness application successfully resisted. Sullivan J held that: the medical evidence relied upon in that case as fresh information did not contain any fresh information, it was simply the original application dressed up somewhat differently. Scott Baker LJ refused a renewed application for permission to appeal against this decision on 17/06/04 ([2004] EWCA Civ 856).

David has successfully resisted applications for permission to appeal against homelessness review decisions on numerous occasions, including in Samiya Abdi v London Borough of Wandsworth [2006] EWCA Civ 1099 (13 July 2006) C.A. (L.J. Hooper & Hughes).

Cases

What Does "Significantly" Mean?
11.05.2017
Panayiotou v London Borough of Waltham Forest B5/2016/1023 and Smith v London Borough of Haringey B5/2016/3856 Section 189(1) of the Housing Act 1996 identifies those who have "priority need for accommodation". In....

When the Liverpool approach "should be used" to calculate 5 year housing land supply
19.04.2017
Outline Planning Permission refused for two sites at Colden Common, Hampshire David Lintott appeared for Winchester City Council and Christopher Boyle Q.C. appeared for the Appellant, Bargate Homes, in these s.78....

Guidance on sentencing for breaches of HMO Regulations on matters including fire safety
01.12.2016
Welwyn Hatfield v Neil Carroll: DJ Pilling sitting at St Albans Magistrates 30/11/16 David Lintott appeared for the prosecuting local authority. DJ Pilling sitting at St Albans sentenced Mr Neil Carroll....

Court of Appeal gives guidance on destination of County Court "costs only" appeals
26.05.2016

(1) Ian Handley and anr v Lake Jackson Solicitors (A Firm)/ (2) Vanda Lopes v London Borough of Croydon/ (3) Christie Owen & Davies Limited v Awan [2016] EWCA Civ 465

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Deliberate concealment of a breach of planning control by the design of building
21.04.2016
The Old Barn, White Lodge Farm, Bulls Lane, Brookman's Park, Hatfield AL9 7AZ Ref: APP/C1950/C/14/3000358, APP/C1950/C/14/3000361 David Lintott successfully appeared for Welwyn Hatfield BC in three conjoined enforcement notice appeals before Inspector....

Magistrates send out a message on fire safety
27.11.2015
Welwyyn Hatfield v Fasogbon: Watford Magistrates 23/11/15 David Lintott appeared for the prosecuting local authority. The Watford Magistrates Court sitting at St Albans sentenced Mr Adeyami Fasogbon for breaches of the....

Cornerstone Success In London Borough Of Enfield Housing Act Appeal
04.03.2015
The Court of Appeal holds that a relevant fact under s.191(2) of the Housing Act 1996 had to be an existing fact and could not be a belief in the....

Cornerstone Success In London Borough Of Croydon "Zambrano Carers" Appeal
12.02.2015
David Lintott of Cornerstone Barristers successfully appeared for the Respondent local authority, the London Borough of Croydon, in the 2nd of four linked appeals dealing with "Zambrano carers". The Court....

London Borough Of Wandsworth V NJ [2013] EWCA Civ. 1373
19.11.2013
7th November, 2013 Lewison, Kitchin, Gloster LJJ David Lintott successfully appeared for the Appellant local authority. The Court of Appeal has allowed the Appellant's appeal and held that the occupation in....

Falis Ibrahim v London Borough of Wandsworth [2013] EWCA Civ. 20
02.02.2013

David Lintott successfully appeared for the Respondent local authority. The Court of Appeal has dismissed the Appellant's appeal and held that the Respondent local authority had not acted in breach of Regulation 8(2) of the Homelessness Regulations.

....

Chaoui El Goure V Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea [2012] EWCA Civ 670 CA
18.05.2012
David appeared successfully for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea before the Court of Appeal. In this important case dealing with the modern approach to statutory interpretation Mummery L.J.....

Siveter v Wandsworth LBC [2012] (CA) H.L.R. 26
16.02.2012
David acted for Wandsworth LBC in this case relating to a local authority's duties and liabilities in relation to treating pests found to be present in its housing stock. View....

Bubb V Wandsworth LBC [2011] EWCA Civ 1285
09.11.2011
David appeared successfully for Wandsworth and was led by Andrew Arden in the Court of Appeal. In a case of significance for all housing practitioners, Lord Neuberger M.R. (giving the....

Dragic V Wandsworth [2011]
10.02.2011
Dragic v Wandsworth London Borough CouncilThursday, February 10, 2011 High Court (QBD), January 21, 2011 Michael Supperstone QC, sitting as a Deputy Judge The High Court has held that a review decision under....

Watson V The London Borough Of Wandsworth [2010] B5/2009/2427 12/10/10 (Mummery, Etherton And Sullivan LJJ)
01.01.2010
Successful homelessness appeal in which it was held that the Recorder at first instance had wrongfully found the Council's decision under s.202 of the Housing Act 1996 that property was....

Overview

David is an extremely experienced planning lawyer with a well developed tactical knowledge of planning law. His busy planning practice includes undertaking work for a broad range of clients which include companies, individuals, local authorities and other public bodies throughout the country.

David's planning work centres around advising clients in preparation for, and appearing at public inquiries and in the higher courts. He advises clients on all aspects of planning law. He has objected to large scale housing and retail schemes, heritage proposals and other major projects. He has recently been involved in several major public inquiries addressing issues of viability, heritage, the provision of housing, air pollution as well as retail development, travellers and employment land use. David has also been instructed by the Environment Agency and the Environment Agency Wales on a number of significant inquiries relating to flooding issues, and acted for Chelmsford Borough Council in the inquiry into the redevelopment of the Ford County Ground, Chelmsford (2010) in which permission was granted in the face of Environment Agency objection.

During 2014 and 2015 David appeared in a number of public inquiries which have considered when development should be termed sustainable and cover a range of planning issues including provision of housing, heritage, landscape and visual impacts and air pollution. Examples include an instruction to advise and appear at the inquiry into whether development should be allowed which would impact upon the setting of the Grade 1 listed, Wymondham Abbey in Norfolk (Decision of the Secretary of state dated 8/8/14); an instruction to provide advice and act for local authorities taking action to remove travellers from land in Windsor and Maidenhead in respect of which Sullivan L.J. held that proportionality is not for the Court on an application for judicial review of a local planning authority's decision to take direct action to remove travellers (Eastwood v The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (24/06/14) [2014] CA C1/2013/3375) ; and an instruction to advise and act at an inquiry which considered whether a crematorium was sustainable development (Decision 1/6/2015).

In addition David is instructed on a range of other significant planning matters both at inquiry and in the court throughout the rest of 2015 and into 2016.

Cases

Enforcement action upheld on appeal in respect of two unsuitable locations for gypsy sites
22.03.2017
Appeal Refs: APP/N0410/C/15/3078099 & 3078100Land adjacent to Alderbourne Cottage (Area 1), Fulmer Lane, Fulmer,Buckinghamshire SL9 7BL Appeal Refs; and APP/N0410/C/15/3129769 & 3129770Land adjacent to Alderbourne Cottage (Area 2), Fulmer Lane, Fulmer,Buckinghamshire SL9....

Occupiers of the unauthorised traveller site at Shurlock Road, Waltham St Lawrence have left the land voluntarily
15.02.2017
In the case of Eastwood v The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (10/05/16) [2016] EWCA Civ 437 [2016] H.L.R. 22 the Court of Appeal (Arden, Floyd, Sales LJJ) in....

The Secretary of State confirms that Horsham District Council is now able to demonstrate a 5 year housing land supply
19.12.2016
David Lintott appeared for Horsham District Council and Mark Lowe QC for the Appellant, Stonegate Nurseries, in this s.78 planning appeal called in by the Secretary of State in respect....

Neighbourhood Plan Quashed – Boundaries of the 'Soft Touch' Approach
13.10.2016
Mrs Justice Patterson gave judgment today in R. (Stonegate Homes Limited and another) v. Horsham District Council and Henfield Parish Council [2016] EWHC 2512 (Admin) to quash the Henfield Neighbourhood....

Important Grade II* Listed Building protected from urban encroachment
17.06.2016
Land East of Bury Close, Cottingham LE16 8XFAppeal Ref: APP/U2805/W/15/30005683 17/06/16 David Lintott successfully appeared for Corby District Council in this s.78 planning appeal. Christopher Young appeared for the Appellant. The....

Proportionality is not for the Court on an application for judicial review of a local planning authority's decision to take direct action
12.05.2016

Eastwood v The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (10/05/16) [2016] EWCA Civ 437 Arden, Floyd, Sales LJJ

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Deliberate concealment of a breach of planning control by the design of building
21.04.2016
The Old Barn, White Lodge Farm, Bulls Lane, Brookman's Park, Hatfield AL9 7AZ Ref: APP/C1950/C/14/3000358, APP/C1950/C/14/3000361 David Lintott successfully appeared for Welwyn Hatfield BC in three conjoined enforcement notice appeals before Inspector....

Chiltern District Council's Green Belt Policy with regard to agricultural buildings is consistent with the NPPF
06.01.2016
CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL v (1) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMUNITIES & LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2) MR FRANK LORD CO/3628/2015 (31/12/15) David Lintott successfully represented the Claimant local authority. Gwion Lewis represented the....

Crematorium not sustainable development
01.06.2015
Land adjacent The Orchard Restaurant, West Grinstead RH13 8LU Appeal Ref: APP/Z3825/A/14/2216102, 27 May 2015 David Lintott successfully appeared for Horsham District Council in this s.78 planning appeal. John Hobson Q.C. appeared....

Important Decision For Design Policies Of The NPPF And NPPG
29.01.2015
Important decision on whether an acceptable scheme can be turned away in order to encourage a 'better' scheme in the light of the design policies of the National Planning Policy....

Breach Of Section 66 Planning (Listed Buildings And Conservation Areas) Act 1990 Not A Trump Card Where There Is A Significant Housing Shortfall
13.06.2014
Land North of West End Lane, Henfield: APP/Z3825/A/13/2205204 Inspector RPE Mellor Date of decision: 2 June 2014 In a recent appeal decision for an urban extension of 160 homes to the north of....

Land To The North Of Melton Drive, Storrington, Pulborough, West Sussex
30.05.2014
Appeal Ref: APP/Z3825/A/13/2202943 David Lintott successfully appeared for Horsham District Council in this s.78 planning appeal. Mary Cook appeared for the Appellant. The case contains a useful analysis of the way....

News

Redevelopment of the Ford County Ground, Chelmsford
14.01.2013
David acted for Chelmsford Borough Council at the inquiry into the redevelopment of the Ford County Ground, Chelmsford involving the location within the Functional Floodplain of over 400 residential units....

Costs Lawyer - Right direction

25th July 2016

David Lintott has written an article for Costs Lawyer magazine on guidance recently provided by the Court of Appeal on the destination of county court costs-only appeals. David looks at three recent applications for permission to appeal against costs orders, including Vanda Lopes v London Borough of Croydon, in which David acted for the local authority.

Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA)

Case

What Does "Significantly" Mean?

11th May 2017

Panayiotou v London Borough of Waltham Forest B5/2016/1023 and Smith v London Borough of Haringey B5/2016/3856 Section 189(1) of the Housing Act 1996 identifies those who have "priority need for accommodation". In....

Case

When the Liverpool approach "should be used" to calculate 5 year housing land supply

19th April 2017

Outline Planning Permission refused for two sites at Colden Common, Hampshire David Lintott appeared for Winchester City Council and Christopher Boyle Q.C. appeared for the Appellant, Bargate Homes, in these s.78....

Case

Enforcement action upheld on appeal in respect of two unsuitable locations for gypsy sites

22nd March 2017

Appeal Refs: APP/N0410/C/15/3078099 & 3078100Land adjacent to Alderbourne Cottage (Area 1), Fulmer Lane, Fulmer,Buckinghamshire SL9 7BL Appeal Refs; and APP/N0410/C/15/3129769 & 3129770Land adjacent to Alderbourne Cottage (Area 2), Fulmer Lane, Fulmer,Buckinghamshire SL9....

Case

Occupiers of the unauthorised traveller site at Shurlock Road, Waltham St Lawrence have left the land voluntarily

15th February 2017

In the case of Eastwood v The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (10/05/16) [2016] EWCA Civ 437 [2016] H.L.R. 22 the Court of Appeal (Arden, Floyd, Sales LJJ) in....

Case

The Secretary of State confirms that Horsham District Council is now able to demonstrate a 5 year housing land supply

19th December 2016

David Lintott appeared for Horsham District Council and Mark Lowe QC for the Appellant, Stonegate Nurseries, in this s.78 planning appeal called in by the Secretary of State in respect....

Case

Guidance on sentencing for breaches of HMO Regulations on matters including fire safety

1st December 2016

Welwyn Hatfield v Neil Carroll: DJ Pilling sitting at St Albans Magistrates 30/11/16 David Lintott appeared for the prosecuting local authority. DJ Pilling sitting at St Albans sentenced Mr Neil Carroll....

Case

Neighbourhood Plan Quashed – Boundaries of the 'Soft Touch' Approach

13th October 2016

Mrs Justice Patterson gave judgment today in R. (Stonegate Homes Limited and another) v. Horsham District Council and Henfield Parish Council [2016] EWHC 2512 (Admin) to quash the Henfield Neighbourhood....

News

Costs Lawyer - Right direction

25th July 2016

David Lintott has written an article for Costs Lawyer magazine on guidance recently provided by the Court of Appeal on the destination of county court costs-only appeals. David looks at....

Case

Important Grade II* Listed Building protected from urban encroachment

17th June 2016

Land East of Bury Close, Cottingham LE16 8XFAppeal Ref: APP/U2805/W/15/30005683 17/06/16 David Lintott successfully appeared for Corby District Council in this s.78 planning appeal. Christopher Young appeared for the Appellant. The....

Case

Court of Appeal gives guidance on destination of County Court "costs only" appeals

26th May 2016

(1) Ian Handley and anr v Lake Jackson Solicitors (A Firm)/ (2) Vanda Lopes v London Borough of Croydon/ (3) Christie Owen & Davies Limited v Awan [2016] EWCA Civ 465

....

Case

Proportionality is not for the Court on an application for judicial review of a local planning authority's decision to take direct action

12th May 2016

Eastwood v The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (10/05/16) [2016] EWCA Civ 437 Arden, Floyd, Sales LJJ

....

Case

Deliberate concealment of a breach of planning control by the design of building

21st April 2016

The Old Barn, White Lodge Farm, Bulls Lane, Brookman's Park, Hatfield AL9 7AZ Ref: APP/C1950/C/14/3000358, APP/C1950/C/14/3000361 David Lintott successfully appeared for Welwyn Hatfield BC in three conjoined enforcement notice appeals before Inspector....

Case

Chiltern District Council's Green Belt Policy with regard to agricultural buildings is consistent with the NPPF

6th January 2016

CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL v (1) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMUNITIES & LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2) MR FRANK LORD CO/3628/2015 (31/12/15) David Lintott successfully represented the Claimant local authority. Gwion Lewis represented the....

Case

Magistrates send out a message on fire safety

27th November 2015

Welwyyn Hatfield v Fasogbon: Watford Magistrates 23/11/15 David Lintott appeared for the prosecuting local authority. The Watford Magistrates Court sitting at St Albans sentenced Mr Adeyami Fasogbon for breaches of the....

Case

Crematorium not sustainable development

1st June 2015

Land adjacent The Orchard Restaurant, West Grinstead RH13 8LU Appeal Ref: APP/Z3825/A/14/2216102, 27 May 2015 David Lintott successfully appeared for Horsham District Council in this s.78 planning appeal. John Hobson Q.C. appeared....

Case

Cornerstone Success In London Borough Of Enfield Housing Act Appeal

4th March 2015

The Court of Appeal holds that a relevant fact under s.191(2) of the Housing Act 1996 had to be an existing fact and could not be a belief in the....

Case

Cornerstone Success In London Borough Of Croydon "Zambrano Carers" Appeal

12th February 2015

David Lintott of Cornerstone Barristers successfully appeared for the Respondent local authority, the London Borough of Croydon, in the 2nd of four linked appeals dealing with "Zambrano carers". The Court....

Case

Important Decision For Design Policies Of The NPPF And NPPG

29th January 2015

Important decision on whether an acceptable scheme can be turned away in order to encourage a 'better' scheme in the light of the design policies of the National Planning Policy....

Case

Breach Of Section 66 Planning (Listed Buildings And Conservation Areas) Act 1990 Not A Trump Card Where There Is A Significant Housing Shortfall

13th June 2014

Land North of West End Lane, Henfield: APP/Z3825/A/13/2205204 Inspector RPE Mellor Date of decision: 2 June 2014 In a recent appeal decision for an urban extension of 160 homes to the north of....

Case

Land To The North Of Melton Drive, Storrington, Pulborough, West Sussex

30th May 2014

Appeal Ref: APP/Z3825/A/13/2202943 David Lintott successfully appeared for Horsham District Council in this s.78 planning appeal. Mary Cook appeared for the Appellant. The case contains a useful analysis of the way....

Case

London Borough Of Wandsworth V NJ [2013] EWCA Civ. 1373

19th November 2013

7th November, 2013 Lewison, Kitchin, Gloster LJJ David Lintott successfully appeared for the Appellant local authority. The Court of Appeal has allowed the Appellant's appeal and held that the occupation in....

Case

Falis Ibrahim v London Borough of Wandsworth [2013] EWCA Civ. 20

2nd February 2013

David Lintott successfully appeared for the Respondent local authority. The Court of Appeal has dismissed the Appellant's appeal and held that the Respondent local authority had not acted in breach of Regulation 8(2) of the Homelessness Regulations.

....

News

Redevelopment of the Ford County Ground, Chelmsford

14th January 2013

David acted for Chelmsford Borough Council at the inquiry into the redevelopment of the Ford County Ground, Chelmsford involving the location within the Functional Floodplain of over 400 residential units....

Case

Chaoui El Goure V Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea [2012] EWCA Civ 670 CA

18th May 2012

David appeared successfully for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea before the Court of Appeal. In this important case dealing with the modern approach to statutory interpretation Mummery L.J.....

Case

Siveter v Wandsworth LBC [2012] (CA) H.L.R. 26

16th February 2012

David acted for Wandsworth LBC in this case relating to a local authority's duties and liabilities in relation to treating pests found to be present in its housing stock. View....

Case

Bubb V Wandsworth LBC [2011] EWCA Civ 1285

9th November 2011

David appeared successfully for Wandsworth and was led by Andrew Arden in the Court of Appeal. In a case of significance for all housing practitioners, Lord Neuberger M.R. (giving the....

Case

Dragic V Wandsworth [2011]

10th February 2011

Dragic v Wandsworth London Borough CouncilThursday, February 10, 2011 High Court (QBD), January 21, 2011 Michael Supperstone QC, sitting as a Deputy Judge The High Court has held that a review decision under....

Case

Watson V The London Borough Of Wandsworth [2010] B5/2009/2427 12/10/10 (Mummery, Etherton And Sullivan LJJ)

1st January 2010

Successful homelessness appeal in which it was held that the Recorder at first instance had wrongfully found the Council's decision under s.202 of the Housing Act 1996 that property was....