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Housing and Property

Tom Harrill

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(Year of Call 2013)

Joined Chambers: 2013

Qualifications:

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)

Background:

Having successfully completed pupillage under the supervision of Michael Singleton, head of the Housing and Property Group, Tom has now established a strong housing law and property practice, regularly acting for landlords and tenants in both social and private sector work and has experience ranging from first hearing to final trial. Tom’s experience includes issues of:

• Anti-social behaviour
• Contempt of Court proceedings following breach of ASBIs and ASBOs
• Disrepair
• Drug cultivation
• Noise nuisance
• Succession
• Trespass
• Unlawful Eviction
• Validity of section 21 Notices

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

In addition, Tom has assisted in providing training on a number of issues affecting social landlords and on changes to Injunctions Preventing Nuisance and Annoyance under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

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

Memberships:

Social Housing Law Association (SHLA)
Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Appointments:

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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