John has specialised in housing law and related aspects of discrimination, anti-social behaviour and public law for over 20 years.
He represented the tenant/legally aided party in the following reported cases:
Manchester City Council v Pinnock  UKSC 45 – Article 8 ECHR as a defence to possession claims.
Court of Appeal
Murray v Lancashire Constabulary  EWCA Civ 1174 – extent of prohibitions in interim injunction designed to prevent the commission of “gang related violence”;
North British Housing Association v Matthews and others  EWCA Civ 1736;  HLR 17 – power to adjourn possession proceedings brought on mandatory grounds;
Manchester City Council v Finn  EWCA Civ 1998;  HLR 41 – variation of suspended possession orders.
Chief Constable of Lancashire v Wilson and others  EWHC 2763 (QB) – Article 6 challenge to the nature and extent of “gang” injunctions;
Yates v Elaby ChD 17/11/03 Reported Lawtel 1/11/06 – agent held liable as landlord for unlawful eviction and disrepair