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Housing

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.

Publications

Corporate Liability: Work related deaths and criminal prosecutions
Cornerstone on anti-social behaviour: The new law
Cornerstone on Councillors' conduct
Cornerstone on Planning Court
Cornerstone's Electoral Legislation 2016
Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy