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:

Supreme Court
Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2010] UKSC 45 – Article 8 ECHR as a defence to possession claims.

Court of Appeal
Murray v Lancashire Constabulary [2015] 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 [2004] EWCA Civ 1736; [2005] HLR 17 – power to adjourn possession proceedings brought on mandatory grounds;
Manchester City Council v Finn [2002] EWCA Civ 1998; [2003] HLR 41 – variation of suspended possession orders.

High Court
Chief Constable of Lancashire v Wilson and others [2015] 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

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