Barrister

Justin Crossley

Year of call 1993

Housing

Practice Summary

Justin has considerable experience acting for both claimants and defendants in possession claims and claims for disrepair. He has particular interest and experience in acting for protected parties when instructed by the official solicitor.

In recent years, Justin has gained substantial experience and expertise in homelessness appeals and associated injunctive applications, acting for both appellants and respondents.

Justin regularly advises and undertakes Judicial Review claims in housing and other welfare related areas.

He has substantial experience in obtaining Anti-Social Behaviour Orders in both the Magistrates and Crown Court.

Justin has increasing experience in prosecuting landlords on behalf of Local Authorities under the Housing Act 1996 and associated regulations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Possession claims
  • Disrepair claims and prosecutions under the Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Homelessness
  • Housing related Judicial Reviews
  • Unlawful auction claims
  • Housing related prosecution and appeals
  • Public Law and human rights defences

Reported Cases

  • Leeds City Council v Fawcett [2008] EWCA Civ 597
  • R (on the application of Marta Araya) v LCC [2009] EWHC Civ 1692 (Admin)
  • Boyd v Incommunities Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 756
  • Leeds City Council v Broadley [2016] EWCA Civ 1213  (led by Kerry Bretherton QC)

Publications

  • Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Regime, March 2015 (co-authored with District Judge Anesh Pema)

 Seminars

Justin regularly gives talks and seminars and provides training in all areas of housing law

Testimonials

‘He has a knack for explaining complex legal issues to clients’

Legal 500 (2019)

"As well as having experience and a good knowledge of personal injury law, he is extremely good with clients and explains complicated matters very well." "Very helpful, professional, resourceful and not afraid to be honest."

Chambers & Partners (2019)