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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 instructing Solicitors nationwide. Tom has extensive experience in a wide range of housing matters and is regularly instructed to attend multi-day trials, committal applications, injunction and possession proceedings, in addition to drafting pleadings and advice on complex legal and factual matters. Tom is often instructed on cases involving substantial legal arguments on issues such as The Equality Act, Article 8, proportionality and Public Law matters..

Tom is particularly noted for his affable and client focused manner. Tom is passionate about each client he represents, never losing sight of the human story behind every case. 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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