Chris has a practice that covers all areas of Housing Law. This includes possession matters, unlawful evictions, trespass, succession, tenancy agreements and policies, disrepair, homelessness and tenancy enforcement.
As part of this practice, he regularly advises and represents on complex matters involving Capacity and Equality Act 2010 issues as well as Public Law arguments which form a major part of modern day housing law.
He advises and acts in respect of injunctions and committals involving both individual and multiple defendants in respect of adults and youths.
He regularly appears in the County, Magistrates and Youth Courts on matters including multiple day trials.
He has represented landlords in disrepair matters and resisted urgent applications for injunctions made against them.
Chris acts and advises on the whole spectrum of anti-social behaviour cases. This has included low level nuisance matters through to cases involving serious violence and high level drugs matters.
He is instructed on multiple-defendant matters and gang injunctions and has much experience of dealing with large numbers of witnesses.
His practice includes advising on how to tackle behaviour in the context and background of Capacity issues and allegations of disability discrimination. Chris regularly acts in respect of these cases and is noted for his sensitive yet robust approach.
Chris has advised and acted for Local Authorities on a wide range of issues and accepts instructions in respect of this work. He continues to develop his practice in this area.
This area of law forms a major and key part of all aspects of Chris’ practice.
He regularly advises and acts in this regard and continues to develop his practice in this area.
Chris’ practice covers a wide range of regulatory matters. He advises and acts in respect of matters including tenancy deposits, HMO licensing, Closure Orders and Tenancy Fraud.
He has a special interest in Closure Orders and Social Housing Fraud matters. He has dealt with a number of high profile cases for Local Authorities and Social Landlords.
He has successfully obtained specific disclosure of crucial documentation in support of possession claims in tenancy fraud matters and worked closely on cases where significant unlawful profit and costs orders were made.
Chris has successfully obtained partial and full closure orders in matters involving serious criminality and cases where there are complex family and children situations.