Paul Burns

Call 1998

“The go-to person … an exceptional barrister”

Chambers and Partners
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Public Law / Judicial Review

Paul’s public law and judicial review work forms part of his extensive local government and social housing practice for which he is independently acclaimed as a leader in his field.  In Chambers UK 2020 he has again been awarded the highest available Band 1 ranking in each area of specialism.

Paul is Head of the Local Government & Social Housing Department at Exchange Chambers. He advises and represents clients throughout the country and has particular expertise in public law and judicial review work in the following areas:

  • All aspects of housing law and housing management
  • Residential landlord and tenant law and its interface with human rights law
  • Community safety & anti-social behaviour (including injunctions and possession actions)
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Equality Act 2010 issues
  • Governance and policy issues

Paul provides continuous professional development training for local authorities, registered providers of social housing and the police.