Annette Cafferkey

Call: 1994 

"Brilliant even in the most challenging of cases"

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‘Tremendous experience at all levels of court and tribunals.’

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“A tenacious lawyer, who understands the needs of vulnerable clients”

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Practice Summary

Annette was called in 1994. After chancery pupillage, specialising primarily in residential landlord and tenant work, she commenced her practice doing a broad base of common law work, both civil (including insolvency) and criminal. She moved to Arden Chambers in January 2001 in order to concentrate on her preferred areas - housing, landlord and tenant, residential leasehold matters, local government (public law/judicial review) and education law. She is instructed on a regular basis by a wide variety of clients including landlords (both private and public bodies), tenants, local authorities, and parents (in relation to education matters) and has appeared at all levels of court, from the Magistrates Court to the Supreme Court.

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Property & Housing

Residential landlord and tenant

Annette’s practice covers the full scope of work in this area including service and administration charges, dispensation from consultation, Right to Manage (RTM), appointment of managers, and housing standards.


Annette’s practice includes matters concerning housing standards under Part 1, Housing Act 2004, and licensing under Parts 2 and 3 of the 2004 Act, as well as environmental law.

Housing/public law

Annette has extensive experience in dealing with housing matters in a public law context, such as homelessness, allocation, alternative routes to housing, and disability discrimination


Annette has extensive experience in dealing with all residential housing matters, for tenants, families, local authorities and other public bodies. Those matters include anything from straightforward possession claims, to those based on more complicated grounds, ASB, succession disputes, and disrepair.

Shorthold tenancy

Annette has extensive experience in dealing with all matters in this area, including disputes about notices, tenancy deposits and unlawful eviction.
In relation to all of the above, Annette acts for the full spectrum of clients, tenants, applicants, local authorities, housing associations and other public bodies.

FTT (Property Chamber)

Annette appears regularly in the FTT. The areas of work she has covered in this tribunal includes service charge disputes (for both tenants, landlords (including local authorities) and managing agents, right to manage disputes, enfranchisement, breach of covenant matters and appeals relating to housing standards.

Public & Administrative

Annette’s practice in judicial review incorporates a broad area of public law, including homelessness, housing and allocation, closure of local services, provision of services under Local Offers, education matters, and public law more generally.

Annette’s education law practice relates primarily to exclusion and special educational needs matters.


Annette is a qualified mediator, having mediated in mostly in housing disputes.

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