Stephen Evans

“Extremely clever and forceful in court.”

Chambers & Partners 2023


Stephen specialises in Property Law, and is ranked as a Leading Junior in Social Housing for Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Stephen is Chambers’ Practice Team Leader for the Property Division. He was appointed as a part-time judge of the First Tier Tribunal, Property Chamber in January 2019.

Stephen is expert in all manner of real property and landlord and tenant disputes whether; residential, commercial, public or private.

He has particular specialism in discrimination claims in landlord and tenant law, which started with his appearance in Lewisham BC v Malcolm at first instance, Court of Appeal and House of Lords.

As regards leasehold work, Stephen is expert in all manner of FTT applications, whether enfranchisement, rents, service charges, financial penalties, rent repayment orders, breach of lease, lease renewals; indeed any of the 147 or so jurisdictions in the Property Chamber (Residential Property).

He is also well-known for acting in complex dilapidations litigation.

In Administrative and Public Law cases, Stephen acts predominantly for local authorities in challenges under Parts VI and VII of the Housing Act 1996. He is also frequently instructed where complex public law defences are raised within possession proceedings.


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