Brooke became a member of chambers in October 2017. Having gained a wide range of experience under the supervision of Jonathan Manning, Justin Bates and Toby Vanhegan, Brooke accepts instructions in matters relating to all of Chambers’ core practice areas.
Areas of Practice
Brooke has extensive experience of all areas of anti-social behaviour law, including possession proceedings, injunction proceedings and committal hearings. She spent six weeks seconded to a large housing association where she regularly drafted applications and attended hearings for injunctions under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Brooke assisted Jonathan Manning in a number of significant ASB cases, including Pardoe v Birmingham CC  EWHC 3119 (QB).
Before joining the Bar, Brooke worked as an Anti-social Behaviour Officer at a large Housing Association. This position has provided her with invaluable insight into the practical aspects of preventing and tackling ASB.
Community Care / Court of Protection
Brooke accepts instructions in the Court of Protection that relate to housing and community care. She is keen to expand her practice in the Court of Protection.
Brooke has experience of school exclusion appeals having represented pupils on a pro bono basis for the School Exclusion Project whilst completing her post-graduate studies. She represented a number of pupils permanently excluded from school at hearings in front of school governing bodies and Independent Review Panels.
Brooke is particularly interested in education law and is keen to expand her practice in this area.
Brooke’s practice covers all aspects of housing law including possession, homelessness, allocations, anti-social behaviour, unlawful eviction, disrepair, succession and assignment.
Brooke has a particular interest in homelessness law having been supervised by Toby Vanhegan during pupillage. Brooke assisted Toby in a number of s.204 homelessness appeals and judicial review proceedings. In particular, Brooke assisted Toby Vanhegan and Riccardo Calzavara in the Court of Appeal in Trindade v Hackney LBC  EWCA Civ 942 and in the High Court in Bucknall v Dacorum BC  EWHC 2094 (QB).
Brooke accepts instructions in relation to a wide range of property and landlord and tenant disputes. In particular, Brooke has experience of dealing with residential leasehold disputes involving service charges and the entitlement to recover identified costs against leaseholders and the enforcement of the costs of major works following s.20 consultation.
During pupillage Brooke assisted Justin Bates in a number of important property disputes concerning management orders and acquisition of the right to manage. These cases included, Elim Court RTM Co Ltd v Avon Freeholds Ltd  EWCA Civ 89 and (1) Octagon Overseas Ltd (2) Canary Riverside Estate Management Ltd v Alan Coates  EWHC 877 (Ch).
Brooke accepts instructions in all areas of regulatory law relating to chambers’ core practice areas. She has experience of housing enforcement and property licensing matters.
Assistant Editor of Encyclopedia of Housing Law and Practice
Housing Law Practitioners Association
Property Bar Association
Social Housing Law Association
Administrative Law Bar Association
Bar Professional Training Course, City University, Outstanding
Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, Commendation
BA (Hons.) English, University of Cambridge, 2.1
Brooke was awarded a Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship and Exhibition awards for her Graduate Diploma in Law and for her Bar Professional Training Course.