Rea Murray

Call: 2015 

“Rea is an excellent barrister and way beyond her call in terms of her level of expertise."

Partner - Ingram Winter Green LLP

“Rea drafted a technical and legally complex defence so that it was pleasingly clear and persuasive.”

Eleanor Solomon - Anthony Gold Solicitors

"Rea has meticulous attention to detail and provides clear technical advice in an extremely user-friendly fashion”

Partner - Ingram Winter Green LLP

“reassuring, clear and persuasive”

Ray Brownson - Mills Chody LLP

"I was particularly impressed by her delivery in Court. She showed not only a command of the Law but also an impressive array of different ways of getting her point across so she achieved the required order. Impressive indeed!"

David A Heap - Norcross Lees & Riches Solicitors

Practice Summary

Rea practises public and property law, specialising in housing. She has particular experience in defending possession proceedings and challenging the decisions of local authorities in homelessness and judicial review proceedings. She has an expert understanding of the Equality Act 2010, and represents disabled clients and protected parties often with instructions from the Official Solicitor. 

Rea contributes regularly to Discrimination Law’s Briefings, she is the first writer for the Housing Law case reports and was the Assistant Editor of the Encylopedia of Housing Law from October 2017 to March 2019. She addressed the Human Rights Lawyers Association on the interface between religious freedom and other rights in respect of R (Z and another) v (1) Hackney LBC and (2) Agudas Israel Housing Association [2020] UKSC 40, a case in which she was junior counsel for the successful second respondent in the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal and recently in the Supreme Court. 

Rea has a growing appellate practice and experience representing clients in the High Court and Tribunals. She appears in judicial review, landlord and tenant, leasehold disputes, forfeiture and real property claims, regulatory matters, injunction proceedings and unlawful evictions. Her specialist cases include adverse possession, rent repayment order claims and TOLATA. 

She has advised in respect of complex chain of title disputes, succession, tenancies by surrender and re-grant, easements, trespass, derogation from grant and estoppel. She has experience in assisting local authorities on business tenancies and in leasehold matters and has a particularly keen interest in cases that combine property and public law. 

Rea appears as an advocate at the High Court “applications" Court 37 and accepts instructions from Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro-Bono Unit). 

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Areas of Practice

  • Public law, equality and human rights
  • Property
  • Housing
  • Residential and non-residential property
  • Local Government
  • Regulatory

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