- Areas of Work
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- Events & Seminars
Paul is independently acclaimed as a leader in the fields of local government law and social housing law and continues to be the only barrister listed by Chambers UK as a leader in both of these areas. For 2013 he has again been awarded the highest
available Band 1 ranking in each area [Chambers UK 2013].
'Paul Burns is very good on his feet and appears to have the ear of all the judges that he appears in front of. He is especially rated for his work in antisocial behaviour and is always prepared to give realistic and robust advice' [Chambers UK 2013]
'Paul Burns has a strong reputation amongst peers for his work in the local government context as it relates to housing. He acts for developers, authorities and individual claimants' [Chambers UK 2013].
'Paul Burns is considered the best housing Counsel on the Northern Circuit' [The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2012].
He is an 'undisputed leader' in his field who is 'absolutely brilliant...a pleasure to work with...a man with a high success rate...sources note his ability to endear himself to both clients and instructing solicitors' [Chambers UK 2012].
Paul has ‘an enviable reputation for his expert knowledge on anti-social behaviour litigation. He advises on the full range of housing matters and is noted for his thorough preparation and personable nature ... he is extremely highly regarded in the region for his local government work and is particularly commended for his expertise in housing law and stock transfers’ [Chambers UK 2011].
‘He is an excellent advocate who always has the ear of the Judge. His advice is always frank and realistic. He inspires great confidence in clients, who invariably go back to him time and time again’ [Chambers UK 2010].
He has ‘an incredible level of expertise ... You know you'll get the best representation out there when you instruct him and you know he'll always do a damn good job for you’ [Chambers UK 2009].
Paul has rapidly become the preferred choice for clients litigating in his areas of specialism. He advises and represents a range of clients including local authorities and private registered providers of social housing across the country. Paul has particular expertise in the following areas of practice:
• Housing Law including all aspects of landlord and tenant litigation / disrepair
• Possession actions and demotion claims
• Anti-Social Behaviour orders and injunctions
• Judicial Review / Human Rights
• The interface between housing law and human rights
• Personal injury
• Harassment claims
Paul was named Barrister of the Year 2009-2010 at the biennial Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards.
He was the only barrister in the north west of England to be listed by The Times in the top 10 UK "Future Stars of the Bar" and has consistently been recognised as a leader in his field by the independent legal directories in recent years.
Further details about Paul’s practice are available through the link to Paul’s full CV (link below) or from Mr Roy Finney [Practice Manager] at email@example.com.