Profile submitted by Sally Blackmore
Real property, landlord and tenant; housing; chancery; administrative and local government law; human rights.
ALBA, PBA, ChBA, ALA.
Sally has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal, County Court and property tribunal. In housing matters, she has particular expertise in dilapidations, unlawful eviction and harassment, and in possession matters involving deposit, public law and human rights issues (e.g. Optima Community Association v Ker  EWCA Civ 579; Leicester City Council v Shearer  EWCA Civ 1467). She has advised commercial and residential clients on – amongst other things – the construction of leases, easements and covenants, express and implied trusts and boundary matters. She has advised and represented applicants and local authorities in homelessness appeals and housing and community care judicial reviews. She deals with service charge disputes and all questions stemming from or relating to FTT decisions.
Sally studied English at the University of London and also has a Masters in Medieval Studies from the University of Bristol. She was an English language teacher in the UK, Greece, Estonia and Cameroon before becoming a barrister. She has been a member of the Islington Legal Advice Centre since 2004.