Nick Bano, a barrister specialising in representing homeless people, residential occupiers, and destitute and migrant households in both public law and private law disputes, has joined Garden Court Chambers.
Bano has particular expertise in cases where equality rights and social entitlement overlap and has been involved in bringing some of the significant recent challenges in this area, the set said.
It added: “Nick’s practice covers many aspects of housing law, community care law and public law. He has a great deal of experience in homelessness cases, as well as possession claims that turn on equality rights and complex public law issues. He has a particular interest in technical defences to section 21 claims.
“Nick has considerable experience of appearing in judicial review claims against local authorities and government departments, as well as in public law challenges in housing matters in the County Court. He is frequently involved in bringing claims relating to children’s rights and adult social care. He has an excellent grasp of the eligibility criteria and substantive rights under the Children Act and Care Act, as well as a strong tactical insight into local authority decision making.”