Mr Justin Bates

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Justin’s practice covers all aspects of housing, property and local government law.  He is the Deputy General Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Housing Law and is the author or co-author of a number of other books and annotated statutes.

In 2015, he gave evidence to the Welsh Assembly on the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill and the House of Lords on housing and the Equality Act 2010. He also co-drafted the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 for Karen Buck MP and various amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill for John Healey MP (Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning) and the rest of the Shadow housing team.

Justin is also one of a small number of barristers appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Panel Counsel in 2019.


Housing Law

Human Rights

Leasehold Disputes

Directory Recommendations

Recommended for both social housing and property law in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500



Qualifications, Appointments

BA (Hons), Oxon

LL.M, Toronto

Pupil Supervisor


Encyclopedia Housing Law

Homelessness and Allocations

Leasehold Disputes

Halsburys Laws of England: Local Gov

Arden & Partington on Housing Law