David Nuttall

Call - 2010
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Housing

St Ives is the premiere regional set for social housing, and David is a key part of that.

Alongside the usual anti-social behaviour and rent cases, David has a wealth of experience engaging with the Equality Act 2010, arguments over tenant’s Article 8 rights and public bodies’ duties under s11 Children Act 2004.  David has experience of numerous effective judicial reviews and homelessness appeals, and so readily speaks the language of public law arguments.

Recently, David has found himself frequently defending social landlords in the inordinate number of disrepair claims which are now being brought. David brings his considerable experience of dealing with commercial repairing covenants to the social housing field, and is known to quickly knock-out disrepair claims with technical legal argument.

Notable social housing trials David has been instructed on involve:

  • Properties used as drugs dens and to store firearms;
  • Serious and constant noise nuisance;
  • Defences brought under the Equality Act and Human Rights Act against all kinds of claims, particularly including those where the tenant suffers from serious mental health conditions.
  • Claims and counter-claims for serious housing disrepair, including personal injury cases under the Defective Premises Act;
  • Breaches of covenant including unlawful subletting, business use, immoral use, failing to grant access and wrongfully keeping animals;
  • Bringing and defending judicial reviews on issues such as allocation policy, refusal to grant accommodation pending review and to restrain a local authority from unlawfully evicting a tenant;
  • Homelessness appeals, including those involving Gypsies and Travellers, questions of intentionality and procedural fairness.

Qualifications

Oxford University: BA Jurisprudence, 2:1

Nottingham Law School: BVC Very Competent

Memberships

Inner Temple

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners 2020: “He is very intelligent and always gets to the root of the problem.”

“He is excellent, thorough and punches well above his weight.”

Legal 500 2019: “Gives concise, commercially-aware, and well thought-out advice.”

Chambers & Partners 2019: “A great technical barrister who is also very good with clients.” “A strong advocate who is always prepared.”

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