Paul Burns

Call 1998

burns@exchangechambers.co.uk

“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 local government and social housing practice for which he is independently acclaimed as a leader in his field. He was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown by the Attorney General in 2015, and is a member of the Government’s ‘A’ Panel. He continues to be awarded the highest available independent ranking in each of his areas of specialism [Legal 500 2021 and Chambers UK 2021].

Paul is Head of Local Government & Social Housing at Exchange Chambers and sits as a Recorder in the civil jurisdiction. 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 continuing professional development training for local authorities, private registered providers, the police, solicitors and insurers.