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Housing and Property

Tom Lawal

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Barrister

(Year of Call 2008)

Joined Chambers: 2009

Qualifications:

LL.B (Hons) (Top 5).

LL.M (International Human Rights) (Merit).

Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent).

Prizes and Awards:

Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2011 - Pupil Barrister of the Year

Bank House Chambers Criminal Moot. First place and the award for Outstanding Individual Performance.

Undergraduate Law Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Law.

Mayor of Greenwich Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education.

National Holocaust Memorial Day Society: International Student Representative and the House of Commons Presentation Runner-up.

Background:

Tom accepts instructions in all areas of housing law and has a growing reputation amongst solicitors nationwide. Despite his year of call, Tom has extensive experience in a wide range of housing matters and is instructed to attend on multi-day trials, committal applications, ASBI and possession proceedings in addition to drafting pleadings and advice. Tom is particularly acknowledged for his affable manner with lay witnesses, his thorough preparation and his engaging court manner.

Tom's practice also covers commercial property litigation and is keen to accept instructions to expand this area of his practice.

Tom believes in a collaborative approach to each set of instructions and is more than willing to discuss the preparation and tactics of cases before and after the receipt of the papers. Tom is an active member of the housing law team and was a speaker at this year’s conference. He is willing to provide training in all areas of housing law and is particularly noted for his knowledge of ASBI and possession proceedings. 

Recommendations:

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Chambers & Partners 2017: "He's a real fighter, who is very vivacious and very protective of his clients and witnesses when he's in court." "He has a great rapport with clients and offers sound, pragmatic advice."

Memberships:

Midland Circuit.

Appointments:

Visiting Lecture (Civil Litigation), College of Law

Midlands' Human Rights Lawyers' Group: Secretary-2010-present.

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