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Housing and Property

Tom Harrill


Clerk Enquiries:


(Year of Call 2013)

Joined Chambers: 2013


University of Birmingham: BA English, First Class Honours (2011)
University of Birmingham: Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation (2012)
University of Law, Birmingham: BPTC, Very Competent (2013)


Tom’s practice in housing covers business and residential tenancies in both the social and private sectors. He has been instructed to act on behalf of protected parties via the Official Solicitor and is adept in dealing with all aspects of housing and property law including:

  • Anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance
  • Contempt and Committal
  • Disrepair
  • Drug cultivation
  • Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act considerations
  • Rental Arrears
  • Succession
  • Tenancy Deposit Protection Issues and Related Claims
  • Trespass
  • Unlawful Eviction
  • Validity of Section 21 Notices

Tom has also appeared on behalf of a registered provider subject to judicial review proceedings in the High Court and involving the imposition of civil restraint orders against vexatious litigants in person. Tom has had experience with, and has advised on, cases involving the ‘Gopee’ litigation and claims involving multiple mortgages.

Tom welcomes instructions in paper-based work and is able to settle pleadings, skeleton arguments and written advice within tight timescales.

Tom actively participates in chambers’ lecture circuit and has provided training to registered providers, local authorities and solicitors on key aspects of housing law.



The Midland Circuit

Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Family Law Bar Association

The Social Housing Law Association


Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn: Lord Denning Scholar 2012
Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn: Sir Roger Cholmeley Scholar 2013

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