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Profile submitted by Sally Blackmore

Practice Areas

Real property, landlord and tenant; housing; chancery; administrative and local government law; human rights.

Professional Memberships

ALBA, PBA, ChBA, ALA.

Career

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 [2013] EWCA Civ 579; Leicester City Council v Shearer [2013] 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.

Personal

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.