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Kuljit has a broad practice with particular specialisms in Local Government, Public Law and Judicial Review, Housing and the Court of Protection.

Kuljit is ranked as a leading junior by Chambers UK and the Legal 500 for Social Housing Law.

In her public sector work she acts predominantly for local authorities, housing associations and health bodies. In her private sector work Kuljit acts for private landlords and developers.

Her local authority experience goes back over 20 years and she is able to advise on the full range of local authority functions.

She has an excellent understanding of the pressures faced by public bodies and is well able to service their needs.

She is able to provide policy and strategic advice at the most senior levels.

She has extensive experience of policy and governance issues as well as in relation to individual cases and contracts.

Her recent work has ranged from governance (and other) issues relating to Public Space Protection Orders, the contracting out of local authority functions (in particular, homelessness functions) and the legality of Part VI Allocation Schemes.

She is able to provide advice quickly and efficiently and is able to provide practical solutions whilst working in partnership with her clients.

She is available and accessible to her clients on an informal basis and is able to discuss matters on the phone or in conference and outside of hours as required.

She is exemplary in terms of client care, trial preparation and written and oral advocacy skills.

"Highly recommended for homelessness cases and matters involving mental health and Equality Act points." Legal 500 2017

"Very robust but also highly reasonable with defendants." Chambers & Partners 2017

"She's very personable and a highly impressive oral advocate." Chambers & Partners 2017

"Very effective in dealing with difficult litigants in person." Legal 500 2016

"She provides a high quality of written work and advocacy." Chambers & Partners 2016

"The authority on the new anti-social behaviour regime." Legal 500 2015

Overview

Kuljit has over 19 years of experience acting for public bodies.

She has particular experience of acting for local authorities in relation to the full range of their functions and activities.

She provides clear advice and is able to draft robust Pre-Action Protocol Responses and Acknowledgments of Service. Her practical, quick and robust approach means that many threatened challenges are avoided without the need for litigation.

She finds that even when a claim is issued, a robustly drafted Acknowledgment of Service is crucial to avoiding the grant of permission for seek judicial review.

Over the last 19 years she had advised on numerous aspects of local authority functions and responsibilities.

Her recent work includes advising on:

  • Allocation schemes and the lawfulness of additional preference post the Localism Act
  • The contracting out of local authority functions
  • Succession policies
  • Disabled facilities grants
  • Council tax and housing benefit
  • Public Space Protection Orders
  • Housing renewal and the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) Order 2002
  • Public law defences and Equality Act 2010 challenges

Cases

Abortion clinic buffer zone PSPO upheld by High Court
02.07.2018
The High Court has dismissed a challenge to a Public Space Protection Order ("PSPO") made by the London Borough of Ealing, which prohibits protests and vigils from taking place within....

High Court upholds Public Spaces Protection Order on multiple dog walking
20.04.2018
The High Court has dismissed a challenge to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames' prohibition, contained in its Public Spaces Protection Order 2017 (Dog Control), on the walking of....

Tachie (and others) v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council [2013] EWHC 3972 (QB)
16.12.2013
Procurement lawyers rest easy: High Court confirms ALMOs are Teckal compliant. In a judgment that will be welcomed by all local authorities, Mr Justice Jay has so held. In Tachie (and....

Lekpo-Bozua v London Borough of Hackney & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 909
01.01.2010
The Court of Appeal has held that there is no free standing right to reside under Article 18 EC. It held that the permanent right of residence is subject to....

London Borough of Haringey v Burgess, Haringey Magistrates Court, 2005 and Wood Green Crown Court
01.01.2005
ASBO – disabled vexatious litigant – harassing wardens of a local park. Acting for the Council in an ASBO application involving the City of London Corporation who are the owners of....

News

National buffer zones not proportionate
17.09.2018
The Government last week released a Written Statement confirming the outcome of its Abortion Clinic Protest Review. Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, recognises the damaging impact of the behaviour occurring outside....

Kuljit will speak at an LGA event on Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)
01.06.2018
Kuljit will speak at an event organised by the Local Government Association (LGA) on Getting Public Space Protection Orders right - what have we learnt so far? on Tuesday 5 June....

What difference does the revised anti-social behaviour guidance make?
09.01.2018
On 24 December 2017, the Government published the revised Statutory Guidance for Frontline Professionals on anti-social behaviour (ASB) powers available under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (the....

Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017
23.02.2017
The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...

  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • PSPO deadline is closer than you might think…
    26.01.2017
    Kuljit Bhogal looks at the key dates to be aware of when considering PSPOs... The Home Office has confirmed that various orders relating to the use of public space will lapse....

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - August 2016
    01.08.2016
    The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes:

  • The Editor speaks...– Andy Lane
  • Through the looking glass, darkly: housing law in a post – Brexit UK – Dean Underwood
  • Recent Housing Developments – Andy Lane
  • New....

  • Cornerstone Barristers Special Edition Housing Newsletter: Housing and Planning Act 2016
    31.05.2016
    The Cornerstone Housing Team has produced a special edition newsletter to highlight the main issues arising from the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The newsletter includes: The Housing and Planning Act....

    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....

    Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 - Presentations
    03.03.2016
    Presentations from the Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 are now available to view on the newly launched Local Government Law.tv platform. Click the links below to view previews of the videos.

  • Key developments in Housing....

  • Local Government Lawyer - Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour - The New Law
    18.11.2015
    Gillian Marshall, Solicitor to the Council at Selby District Council, has written a review for Local Government Lawyer of "Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law" by Kuljit Bhogal, Joint Head of the Cornerstone....

    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter - July 2015
    23.07.2015
    The latest Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter includes...

  • Message from the Heads of Team - Kelvin Rutledge QC and Kuljit Bhogal
  • The Supreme Court's interpretation of vulnerability in Hotak, Kanu and Johnson- Matt....

  • Overview

    Kuljit is listed as a leading junior in Social Housing in the current editions of Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. In her 19 years at the Bar she has dealt with every aspect of housing law.

    She provides policy and strategic advice at the most senior levels.

    Her housing client base consists of local authorities, housing associations, and private firms of solicitors.

    She is the leading authority on Public Space Protection Orders and has been instrumental in ensuring the orders are being used to their best effect. She was instructed in the first High Court challenge to a PSPO and was able to successfully conclude that litigation avoiding potentially adverse findings and publicity.

    She had obtained injunctions against 'persons unknown' to cover activities as wide ranging as car-cruising, fly tipping, travellers and rough sleeping.

    Kuljit provides practical and commercially sensible solutions to the problems faced by her clients. She has a collaborative approach and is happy to lead a team to meet the client's objectives.

    Her practice covers each and every aspect of Housing Law including:

     - Strategy and Policy
         - Kuljit has advised the Mayor on his Housing Strategy for London 2012.
         - Other policy advice includes allocation schemes, decant policies, the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance Order) 2002.

     - Vires and Governance

     - Homelessness

     - Management
        - Right to Buy disputes
        - Succession
        - Subletting

     - Social housing fraud, benefit fraud and the investigation and prosecution of offences

     - Houses in Multiple Occupation

     - Service charge disputes

     - Mental health and Equality Act 2010 points

    Kuljit is author of 'Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law' published in February 2015. She is the expert on the new provisions and has advised on both policy and individual cases.

    Cases

    Abortion clinic buffer zone PSPO upheld by High Court
    02.07.2018
    The High Court has dismissed a challenge to a Public Space Protection Order ("PSPO") made by the London Borough of Ealing, which prohibits protests and vigils from taking place within....

    High Court upholds Public Spaces Protection Order on multiple dog walking
    20.04.2018
    The High Court has dismissed a challenge to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames' prohibition, contained in its Public Spaces Protection Order 2017 (Dog Control), on the walking of....

    Fast, Furious and Fatal
    06.10.2016
    The London Borough of Croydon has secured a High Court injunction to prevent motor vehicles from participating in 'Car Cruises' on one of its industrial estates. The injunction was granted on....

    L B Croydon v Foreman
    08.04.2013
    ASBO in respect of a severe problem with pigeons being attracted to a residential area due to large quantities of food being left out for them.....

    L B Croydon V Marney And Allen
    24.12.2012
    Magistrates in Croydon have made Anti-Social Behaviour Orders lasting three and four years in respect of two youths who had been terrorising their neighbourhood on their go-peds, mopeds, quad bikes,....

    Welwyn Hatfield BC V Holloway
    23.12.2012
    The Luton County Court has made an outright possession order in respect of a secure tenant with four children under the age of ten (the youngest is 6 months old). The....

    L B Hillingdon v Ali
    08.10.2012
    Successful Crown Court prosecution for Housing Benefit and Council Tax fraud in excess of £32000.....

    Lekpo-Bozua v London Borough of Hackney & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 909
    01.01.2010
    The Court of Appeal has held that there is no free standing right to reside under Article 18 EC. It held that the permanent right of residence is subject to....

    Burrell, R (On The Application Of) V London Borough Of Lambeth [2006] EWHC 394 (Admin); LAG May 2006 P.33
    01.01.2006
    Application to revive an old claim to purchase under the Right to Buy Scheme. Successfully defended a claim for judicial review of the Council's decision to refuse a Right to Buy....

    London Borough of Haringey v Burgess, Haringey Magistrates Court, 2005 and Wood Green Crown Court
    01.01.2005
    ASBO – disabled vexatious litigant – harassing wardens of a local park. Acting for the Council in an ASBO application involving the City of London Corporation who are the owners of....

    News

    Kuljit to take part in a world wide conversation on HE and gender equality
    17.09.2018
    Kuljit Bhogal will take part in a 'world wide conversation' on Higher Eduation and gender equality in the world of work, on Wednesday 19 September 2018 at the University of....

    National buffer zones not proportionate
    17.09.2018
    The Government last week released a Written Statement confirming the outcome of its Abortion Clinic Protest Review. Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, recognises the damaging impact of the behaviour occurring outside....

    What difference does the revised anti-social behaviour guidance make?
    09.01.2018
    On 24 December 2017, the Government published the revised Statutory Guidance for Frontline Professionals on anti-social behaviour (ASB) powers available under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (the....

    Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017
    23.02.2017
    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...

  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • PSPO deadline is closer than you might think…
    26.01.2017
    Kuljit Bhogal looks at the key dates to be aware of when considering PSPOs... The Home Office has confirmed that various orders relating to the use of public space will lapse....

    PSPOs: Bans on hats, lying down in public, car cruisers and skateboarders...what next?
    12.09.2016
    Busy Bodies charter or effective tool? On Thursday of last week the Grand Chamber of the House of Lords debated the measures being taken to ensure that the powers available under....

    Kuljit Bhogal chairs ResolveASB Conference 2016
    04.08.2016
    Kuljit Bhogal, Joint Head of Housing at Cornerstone Barristers, is chairing this year's ResolveASB Conference taking place in Birmingham on 8-9th November 2016. The annual conference is the key event in....

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - August 2016
    01.08.2016
    The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes:

  • The Editor speaks...– Andy Lane
  • Through the looking glass, darkly: housing law in a post – Brexit UK – Dean Underwood
  • Recent Housing Developments – Andy Lane
  • New....

  • Cornerstone Barristers Special Edition Housing Newsletter: Housing and Planning Act 2016
    31.05.2016
    The Cornerstone Housing Team has produced a special edition newsletter to highlight the main issues arising from the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The newsletter includes: The Housing and Planning Act....

    Kuljit Bhogal commended at Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2016
    16.05.2016
    Kuljit Bhogal of Cornerstone Barristers received a special commendation from the judges in the Professions category for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2016 which took place at the Hilton Park Lane....

    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....

    Kuljit Bhogal shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement Award
    20.04.2016
    Kuljit Bhogal of Cornerstone Barristers has been shortlisted in the Professions category for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2016 which will take place in London on Tuesday 12 May 2016. The awards,....

    Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 - Presentations
    03.03.2016
    Presentations from the Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 are now available to view on the newly launched Local Government Law.tv platform. Click the links below to view previews of the videos.

  • Key developments in Housing....

  • Local Government Lawyer - Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour - The New Law
    18.11.2015
    Gillian Marshall, Solicitor to the Council at Selby District Council, has written a review for Local Government Lawyer of "Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law" by Kuljit Bhogal, Joint Head of the Cornerstone....

    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter - July 2015
    23.07.2015
    The latest Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter includes...

  • Message from the Heads of Team - Kelvin Rutledge QC and Kuljit Bhogal
  • The Supreme Court's interpretation of vulnerability in Hotak, Kanu and Johnson- Matt....

  • Law Society Gazette: Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law
    25.06.2015

    Law Society Gazette has published a review of "Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law" by Kuljit Bhogal, Joint Head of the Cornerstone Housing Team.

    ....

    Cornerstone Newsletter: Bringing You the Latest in Legal Developments
    26.01.2015
    Click here for the latest legal developments in housing law, as well as commentary, guidance on statutory developments and upcoming cases. Edited by Andrew Lane.....

    Appeal-proof Homelessness Decisions
    16.09.2007

    Held on 13 September 2007, this is the first in our series of half-day sessions on housing related topics.

    ....

    Housing Law Update: the essential guide to all the latest changes
    05.07.2007

    2-3 Gray's Inn Square was pleased to host this extremely successful seminar that was attended by over 110 delegates, primarily from local Councils.

    ....

    Events

    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Conference 2018
    02.10.2018

    1
    Hosted by the Cornerstone Housing Team, the conference will provide a thorough analysis of the latest developments in housing law and policy, as well as practical advice on a wide....

    Anti-social behaviour update
    01.11.2017

    1
    Tickets are now available for the Cornerstone Barristers Anti-social behaviour update taking place in London on Wednesday 1st November. At this seminar, Kuljit Bhogal, Richard Hanstock and Tara O'Leary will consider....

    Overview

    Kuljit is a specialist in this area and has expertise of both welfare and financial cases. She was involved in the nationwide training offered by Cornerstone Barristers following the introduction of the Care Act.

    Her experience includes:
    • Best interests disputes
    • Cross examining sexual abusers and experts
    • DoLS, including unauthorised deprivations
    • Disputes as to costs and damages
    • Mental Health Act disputes, nearest relatives

    Some examples of her recent cases:
    L B Wandsworth v SMR and GB
    Dispute as to capacity to manage financial affairs, concerns of financial abuse and a request for repayment of sums paid from SMR's assets. Kuljit acts for the L B Wandsworth.

    Thomas (x2) v Thomas (x2) and L B Wandsworth and L B Bromley
    Dispute about the validity of an Enduring Power of Attorney. Whether EPA should be disclaimed in place of a deputyship. Contact between P and family members. Kuljit acts for L B Wandsworth.

    L B Haringey v HS and VS
    Best interest with regards to residence of P who has severe learning disabilities. Dispute arose following allegations of historical and current sexual abuse by family members within the family home that had resulted in terminations of pregnancy. Kuljit appeared for VS.

    Overview

    Kuljit has appeared in several inquests, mainly on behalf of local authorities in their capacity as licensing authority, provider of social care or housing authority.

    She has experience of:

    • Inquests following death in a health setting, in the work place, in a holiday or leisure setting.
    • The adequacy of assessments and care plans for the provision of residential care.
    • Good practice in the provision of services to vulnerable adults and children in a residential setting.
    • Health issues in residential care homes.
    • Delineation of responsibilities between local authorities and other service providers.

    Kuljit is currently instructed in an inquest involving a death at home and the social care provided by the local authority.

    Kuljit was instructed in relation to the inquests into the deaths of JS, GP and KB, Inner South London Coroner's Court. The fatalities related to licensed spa premises and Kuljit was instructed for the London Borough of Lambeth, an interested party. Further details can be found here.

    Cases

    Inquests Into Deaths At Pleasuredrome Spa
    03.07.2014
    Two separate inquests took place last week into the deaths of the three men who died within 8 months of each other after attending the Pleasuredrome Spa in Waterloo, Central....

    Overview

    Kuljit has an excellent understanding of the needs and practices of local authorities and she is committed to public sector work. Kuljit has a developing licensing practice, particularly since her time as Philip Kolvin's pupil and the implementation of the 2003 Act.

    News

    Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017
    23.02.2017
    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...

  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • 'Car cruising' beyond borders (North Warwickshire Borough Council v Persons Unknown)

    12th July 2018

    In this article, Kuljit analyses the North Warwickshire Borough Council's application to vary the injunction obtained by Birmingham City Council in relation to racing activities on the highway often referred to as 'car cruising' or 'street cruising'. She also identifies solutions available to local authorities to tackle this issue.

    The article was published by LexisNexis.

    Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law

    6th February 2015

    'Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law' by Joint Head of the Housing Team Kuljit Bhogal went to print on Friday 6th February. Hard copies of the book should be available by the end of the month.

    Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law is the essential source of reference for the new powers introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

    This practical guide clearly explains how the new powers operate and how they may be used to best effect through the use of case studies, examples and tactical advice. It explains what the new powers are, how they differ from the old system and how they can be applied in practice. Reference to existing case law has been included where this will be relevant to the new powers.

    Amongst other key features and materials, 'Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law' contains:

    • Helpful textboxes dealing with FAQs and worked examples
    • Useful precedents
    • A list of suggested prohibitions for common problems
    • Relevant statutory material and the Home Office Guidance for Frontline Professionals

    Kuljit Bhogal is Joint Head of the Housing team at Cornerstone Barristers. She specialises in housing law and has a particular expertise in cases involving anti-social behaviour. She is listed as a leading junior in social housing in the current editions of Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Her practice also includes community care and Court of Protection work.

    More information and a discount code for 'Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law' can be found via this link.

    Message from the Heads of Team…what lies ahead in Housing?

    14th October 2014

    Click here to read the full article.

    Anti-Social Behaviour: the new regime

    3rd December 2013

    Please click link below:
    Anti-Social Behaviour

    ASBO clause can prohibit 'harassment, alarm and distress'

    7th June 2013

    The Divisional Court has ruled that Anti-Social Behaviour Orders which contain a prohibition on causing 'harassment, alarm and distress' are lawful despite the decision in Heron v Plymouth City Council [20059] EWHC 3562 to the contrary.
    The Council had made five ASBO applications in respect of youths who were engaging in Anti-Social Behaviour on their housing estate. The behaviour involved the youths congregating in a play area on the estate and causing nuisance and annoyance by riding on grassed areas with the mopeds and quad bikes. Read more...

    Solicitors Journal - Cracking down on disruption

    24th February 2009

    Cracking down on disruption SJ 153/7 (24 February 2009)
    Click here for full text

    New Law Journal - Neighbour hell

    27th July 2007

    Neighbour hell: Is this the end for disruptive residential premises?, NLJ 27 July 2007, 1075

    Kuljit Bhogal's  article for the New Law Journal on premises closure orders examines the powers availible for closing "crack houses" and the use of new powers against non-drugs related anti-social behaviour. The article considers the government's proposals set out in their consultation paper, Strengthening Powers to Tackle Anti-social Behaviour and whether premises closure orders go far enough in tackling anti-social behaviour.

    Click here for full text

    • Member of the ASB Forum at Scotland Yard (now LASBAS)
    • Founding supporter of Social Housing Lawyers Association (SHLA)
    • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)

    News

    Kuljit to take part in a world wide conversation on HE and gender equality

    17th September 2018

    Kuljit Bhogal will take part in a 'world wide conversation' on Higher Eduation and gender equality in the world of work, on Wednesday 19 September 2018 at the University of....

    News

    National buffer zones not proportionate

    17th September 2018

    The Government last week released a Written Statement confirming the outcome of its Abortion Clinic Protest Review. Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, recognises the damaging impact of the behaviour occurring outside....

    Case

    Abortion clinic buffer zone PSPO upheld by High Court

    2nd July 2018

    The High Court has dismissed a challenge to a Public Space Protection Order ("PSPO") made by the London Borough of Ealing, which prohibits protests and vigils from taking place within....

    News

    Kuljit will speak at an LGA event on Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

    1st June 2018

    Kuljit will speak at an event organised by the Local Government Association (LGA) on Getting Public Space Protection Orders right - what have we learnt so far? on Tuesday 5 June....

    Case

    High Court upholds Public Spaces Protection Order on multiple dog walking

    20th April 2018

    The High Court has dismissed a challenge to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames' prohibition, contained in its Public Spaces Protection Order 2017 (Dog Control), on the walking of....

    News

    What difference does the revised anti-social behaviour guidance make?

    9th January 2018

    On 24 December 2017, the Government published the revised Statutory Guidance for Frontline Professionals on anti-social behaviour (ASB) powers available under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (the....

    News

    Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017

    23rd February 2017

    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...
  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • News

    PSPO deadline is closer than you might think…

    26th January 2017

    Kuljit Bhogal looks at the key dates to be aware of when considering PSPOs... The Home Office has confirmed that various orders relating to the use of public space will lapse....

    Case

    Fast, Furious and Fatal

    6th October 2016

    The London Borough of Croydon has secured a High Court injunction to prevent motor vehicles from participating in 'Car Cruises' on one of its industrial estates. The injunction was granted on....

    News

    PSPOs: Bans on hats, lying down in public, car cruisers and skateboarders...what next?

    12th September 2016

    Busy Bodies charter or effective tool? On Thursday of last week the Grand Chamber of the House of Lords debated the measures being taken to ensure that the powers available under....

    News

    Kuljit Bhogal chairs ResolveASB Conference 2016

    4th August 2016

    Kuljit Bhogal, Joint Head of Housing at Cornerstone Barristers, is chairing this year's ResolveASB Conference taking place in Birmingham on 8-9th November 2016. The annual conference is the key event in....

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - August 2016

    1st August 2016

    The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes:
  • The Editor speaks...– Andy Lane
  • Through the looking glass, darkly: housing law in a post – Brexit UK – Dean Underwood
  • Recent Housing Developments – Andy Lane
  • New....

  • News

    Cornerstone Barristers Special Edition Housing Newsletter: Housing and Planning Act 2016

    31st May 2016

    The Cornerstone Housing Team has produced a special edition newsletter to highlight the main issues arising from the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The newsletter includes: The Housing and Planning Act....

    News

    Kuljit Bhogal commended at Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2016

    16th May 2016

    Kuljit Bhogal of Cornerstone Barristers received a special commendation from the judges in the Professions category for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2016 which took place at the Hilton Park Lane....

    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....

    News

    Kuljit Bhogal shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement Award

    20th April 2016

    Kuljit Bhogal of Cornerstone Barristers has been shortlisted in the Professions category for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2016 which will take place in London on Tuesday 12 May 2016. The awards,....

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 - Presentations

    3rd March 2016

    Presentations from the Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 are now available to view on the newly launched Local Government Law.tv platform. Click the links below to view previews of the videos.
  • Key developments in Housing....

  • News

    Local Government Lawyer - Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour - The New Law

    18th November 2015

    Gillian Marshall, Solicitor to the Council at Selby District Council, has written a review for Local Government Lawyer of "Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law" by Kuljit Bhogal, Joint Head of the Cornerstone....

    News

    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter - July 2015

    23rd July 2015

    The latest Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter includes...
  • Message from the Heads of Team - Kelvin Rutledge QC and Kuljit Bhogal
  • The Supreme Court's interpretation of vulnerability in Hotak, Kanu and Johnson- Matt....

  • News

    Law Society Gazette: Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law

    25th June 2015

    Law Society Gazette has published a review of "Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law" by Kuljit Bhogal, Joint Head of the Cornerstone Housing Team.

    ....

    News

    Cornerstone Newsletter: Bringing You the Latest in Legal Developments

    26th January 2015

    Click here for the latest legal developments in housing law, as well as commentary, guidance on statutory developments and upcoming cases. Edited by Andrew Lane.....

    News

    Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law Kuljit Bhogal

    14th August 2014

    Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law by Kuljit Bhogal.

    ....

    Case

    Inquests Into Deaths At Pleasuredrome Spa

    3rd July 2014

    Two separate inquests took place last week into the deaths of the three men who died within 8 months of each other after attending the Pleasuredrome Spa in Waterloo, Central....

    Case

    Tachie (and others) v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council [2013] EWHC 3972 (QB)

    16th December 2013

    Procurement lawyers rest easy: High Court confirms ALMOs are Teckal compliant. In a judgment that will be welcomed by all local authorities, Mr Justice Jay has so held. In Tachie (and....

    Case

    L B Croydon v Foreman

    8th April 2013

    ASBO in respect of a severe problem with pigeons being attracted to a residential area due to large quantities of food being left out for them.....

    Case

    L B Croydon V Marney And Allen

    24th December 2012

    Magistrates in Croydon have made Anti-Social Behaviour Orders lasting three and four years in respect of two youths who had been terrorising their neighbourhood on their go-peds, mopeds, quad bikes,....

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    Welwyn Hatfield BC V Holloway

    23rd December 2012

    The Luton County Court has made an outright possession order in respect of a secure tenant with four children under the age of ten (the youngest is 6 months old). The....

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    L B Hillingdon v Ali

    8th October 2012

    Successful Crown Court prosecution for Housing Benefit and Council Tax fraud in excess of £32000.....

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    Lekpo-Bozua v London Borough of Hackney & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 909

    1st January 2010

    The Court of Appeal has held that there is no free standing right to reside under Article 18 EC. It held that the permanent right of residence is subject to....

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    R (On The Application Of Glover) V Haringey LBC (2010) QBD (Admin); [2010] All ER (D) 89 (Aug) (Cranston J)

    1st January 2010

    Although a local authority had not immediately provided written reasons for its decision that it was safe and appropriate to return the claimant and her children to Cyprus, where a....

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    Public Law Housing Issues: The fall-out from Kay and Doherty and Homelessness post Ali (Aweys) and Moran

    19th October 2009

    2-3 Gray's Inn Square was pleased to host this essential guide to the latest Housing issues faced by Public Autorities.

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    R (On The Application Of Chiltern District Council) V Wren Davis Ltd [2008] EWHC 2164 (Admin)

    1st January 2008

    Costs ordered against local authority who successfully appealed the costs order - there was no unreasonable conduct by the authority. It was inappropriate to deprive a local authority of its costs....

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    Appeal-proof Homelessness Decisions

    16th September 2007

    Held on 13 September 2007, this is the first in our series of half-day sessions on housing related topics.

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    Housing Law Update: the essential guide to all the latest changes

    5th July 2007

    2-3 Gray's Inn Square was pleased to host this extremely successful seminar that was attended by over 110 delegates, primarily from local Councils.

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    Burrell, R (On The Application Of) V London Borough Of Lambeth [2006] EWHC 394 (Admin); LAG May 2006 P.33

    1st January 2006

    Application to revive an old claim to purchase under the Right to Buy Scheme. Successfully defended a claim for judicial review of the Council's decision to refuse a Right to Buy....

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    London Borough of Haringey v Burgess, Haringey Magistrates Court, 2005 and Wood Green Crown Court

    1st January 2005

    ASBO – disabled vexatious litigant – harassing wardens of a local park. Acting for the Council in an ASBO application involving the City of London Corporation who are the owners of....

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    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Conference 2018

    2nd October 2018

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    Hosted by the Cornerstone Housing Team, the conference will provide a thorough analysis of the latest developments in housing law and policy, as well as practical advice on a wide....

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    Anti-social behaviour update

    1st November 2017

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    Tickets are now available for the Cornerstone Barristers Anti-social behaviour update taking place in London on Wednesday 1st November. At this seminar, Kuljit Bhogal, Richard Hanstock and Tara O'Leary will consider....