William was a senior legal officer for a local authority and a legal manager for a large scale voluntary transfer RSL prior to practice at the Bar. He advises and represents both public sector landlords and their tenants. He is listed as a leading barrister in housing in Chambers UK.
"He has the edge in understanding how clients operate"Chambers and Partners
Areas of Practice
Housing management; stock transfer; housing allocation schemes; homelessness; housing benefit; grants and subsidies; right to buy; housing conditions and disrepair; unlawful eviction.
Constitutional and administrative regulation; framework arrangements; powers; judicial review; local government liability; human rights; standards and ethics; best value; finance; grants and subsidies; re-generation; public/private sector arrangements; contracts; procurement; acquisition, disposal and management of housing; environmental health and protection; ant-social behaviour.
Status; powers; regulation; contracts; acquisition, disposal and management of housing; landlord and tenant; leases and tenancy agreements; security of tenure; possession proceedings; rents and service charges; right to buy and right to acquire; housing conditions and disrepair; anti-social behaviour; human rights.
Residential and Commercial Landlord & Tenant
Residential and commercial: rent review; possession proceedings; lease renewal; rents and service charges.
Social Housing (Band 2)
R (Bibi) v Camden LBC  EWHC 2527 (Admin);  HLR 18
Local Government & Housing
R (Couronne) v Crawley BC  EWCA Civ 1086;  1 WLR 2762
Watford BC v Simpson (2000) 32 HLR 901, CA
Crawley BC v B (2000) 32 HLR 636, C.A
Cafun v Bromley BC Legal Action January 2001, p27, QBD (Admin Ct)
Bond v Leicester CC  EWCA Civ 1544;  HLR 6
Croydon LBC v Maxon Systems Incorporated (London) Ltd  RA 286, QB
Local Government Act 2003 (Current Law annotations)
RSL Finance and Rents 2000
Local Government Act 2000 (Current Law annotations)
HMOs and Management Orders in the housing section of Atkins’ Court Forms
Encyclopaedia of Local Government Finance: Law and Practice (2004-)
Journal of Local Government Law (2000)
Local Government Law Reports (2000)
Encyclopaedia of Local Government Law (1999-)
Housing Law Reports (1999)
Encyclopaedia of Housing Law (1999)
Housing Law Practitioners’ Association
Property Bar Association
Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitration
An occasional contributor to Legal Update on Local Government Law in the ‘Law Society Gazette’