Barrister

Nicola Phillipson

Year of call 1999

Housing

Nicola is experienced in all aspects of housing law and regularly acts for both landlords and tenants in the public and private sector. Nicola was named as a Leading Junior in the Legal 500 (2015 and 2016) with the Legal 500 referring to her as "An expert in housing cases".

Nicola also has experience of cases where one of the parties lacks capacity, including cases involving the Official Solicitor.

Nicola’s areas of practice include:

Possession

• Secure, assured and assured short hold tenancies

• Demoted, introductory and starter tenancies

• Licences

• Discretionary grounds including ASB, nuisance, cannabis farms

• Mandatory grounds including rent arrears, s.21 Notices

• Trespassers

• Public law Defences including Human Rights and Proportionality

Homelessness and Allocations

• Initial advices on merits

• s.204 appeals

• JR applications

Injunctions and Committals

• ASB injunctions

• s.222 injunctions

• Unlawful eviction

• Breach of tenancy

• Trespassers

• Exclusion from specified land

• Access for gas inspections, urgent repairs

Disrepair

Unlawful Eviction

• Injunctions to gain re-entry

• Claims for damages

Right to Buy

Succession

Residential leases and Forfeiture

Housing Benefit Disputes


Nicola co-writes the chapters "Occupation and the Home" and "Homelessness" for "Cohabitation Law and Precedents" (published by Sweet and Maxwell).

 

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Testimonials

"Highly knowledgeable, pragmatic and down to earth."

Legal 500 (2015)

‘An expert in housing cases.’

Legal 500 (2016)