Jennifer Moate

“A consummate lawyer who acts for the benefit of the client at all times”

Chambers & Partners


Jenny is a barrister specialising in social housing, landlord and tenant, trusts of land, financial remedies and private children law, with a particular expertise in mental health, discrimination and domestic abuse.

Highly regarded in the field of Social Housing, having worked in the sector since 2005, Jenny is committed to excellent client care and gives realistic, practical advice at an early stage to ensure the best possible outcome. She offers an efficient, digital-based service.

Jenny’s clear-sighted and tenacious approach is welcomed by all her clients, ranging from private individuals to local authorities. She is a skilled negotiator who frequently assists clients to reach successful settlement. Her incisive legal analysis, rigorous preparation and robust advocacy lead to repeatedly excellent results at court. Jenny recently appeared as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal in Molloy v BPHA [2021] EWCA Civ 1035 where she successfully defended an appeal against the use of CCTV and committal for racist abuse.

An accomplished webinar/seminar speaker, Jenny regularly presents on upcoming legislation and topical issues. Recent webinars include Domestic Violence in Social Housing and the Family Court, Environmental Protection Act Prosecutions, Anti-social Behaviour Injunctions and Contempt of Court under the new Part 81.


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