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Cara has joined Chambers as a pupil specialising in Housing and Social Welfare.

Cara is a now a second six pupil and is accepting instructions. She is supervised by Matthew Lee.

In her first six, Cara was supervised by Sarah Steinhardt and assisted with a full range of housing matters including unlawful eviction claims, disrepair claims, all manner of possession claims, and section 204 appeals and judicial reviews.

Cara is eager to build a practice covering the full range of housing law.

Background

Prior to joining Doughty Street, Cara worked as a Housing Supervisor under a Legal Aid contract at Citizens Advice Shepway. Cara regularly advised across all areas of housing and homelessness law within the scope of Legal Aid. She managed her own caseload, acting for vulnerable members of the community including non-English speakers, victims of domestic abuse and people lacking mental capacity.

Cara also acted under the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme every week, providing last minute emergency advice and representation for tenants and borrowers facing eviction. She therefore has extensive County Court advocacy experience and an eye for procedural issues and arguable defences in all types of possession claim.