Recommended in Chambers and Partners 2016
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. Chambers and Partners 2016
The Becket Chambers Local Authority Team regularly undertakes cases in all aspects of law relating to Local Government, instructed by local authorities throughout Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Becket Chambers’ broad local government law practice includes expertise in:
- Local Authority Housing
- Council housing
- Rent areas
- Anti-social behaviour
- Employment Law – including cases involving dismissal and/or involving discrimination on any grounds
- Planning and Rating
- Local Government prosecutions
- Benefit fraud
Our housing law specialists are instructed by local authorities, private landlords and tenants in possession proceedings and related litigation. The Civil team also provides advice and advocacy for proceedings including licensing law, planning, parking and personal injury, and will offer written or oral advice in respect of the prospects of success or other aspects of cases. In respect of local government prosecutions we will also assist with the drafting of summons, charges and indictments. In addition, our Rating and Planning experts specialise in cases involving commercial property
Our Barristers have extensive experience of dealing with expert evidence and advising on complex property and regulatory matters.