Chambers is proud to annouce that Holly Coates and Paul Tapsell have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners Guide 2016 under Local Government.
Chambers has also been ranked as a Leading Set.
THE SET Canterbury-based Becket Chambers operates across Kent and Sussex, and acts for a variety of clients, although it is best recognised for its work on behalf of local authorities. Its members advise on a range of contentious matters such as boundary disputes and planning objections. Of late the set has been instructed in the public inquiry relating to The Terning Wheel in Copthorne, West Sussex, which concerned the designation of residential caravans as ‘low cost’ housing.
Holly Coates focuses on local government matters. She has considerable experience in acting both for and against local authorities.
Recent work: Appeared in Canterbury v Moys, a local authority possession proceeding relating to a tenant’s alleged antisocial behaviour.
Paul Tapsell Housing and planning disputes form the mainstay of his practice and he is a popular choice of counsel for advising local authorities. He is also noted for his expertise in boundary disputes.
Recent work: Advised in Ashford Borough Council v Brunger, a possession action involving a substantial counterclaim alleging illegal eviction.