SHLA Midlands Committee

Role

Baljit Basra
Midlands Vice Chair and Committee Member
Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

Expertise

Baljit provides specialist advice and assistance for housing management issues, policies and procedures adopted by housing organisations.

Role

Bridget Stark-Wills
Midlands Committee Member
Associate at Capsticks Solicitors LLP

Expertise

Bridget is an Associate at Capsticks specialising in housing and leasehold management and litigation for registered providers. She also assists social landlords with general property litigation matters in both residential and commercial contexts.

Role

Dorota Pawlowski
Midlands Committee Member
Senior Associate Solicitor at Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Expertise

Dorota started her housing career at Birmingham City Council before moving into private practice. She is Senior Associate at Trowers and Hamlins LLP in Birmingham, where she advises on all aspects of housing management.

Role

Tom Lawal (Secretary)
Midlands Committee Member
Barrister at St Ives Chambers

Expertise

Tom Lawal is an experienced Barrister focusing on Housing law and Private Children law. Tom accepts instructions in all areas of housing law and has a growing reputation amongst instructing Solicitors nationwide. Tom has extensive experience in a wide range of housing matters and is regularly instructed to attend multi-day trials, committal applications, injunction and possession proceedings, in addition to drafting pleadings and advice on complex legal and factual matters.

Role

Gemma Rhodes (Events)
Midlands Committee Member
Legal Assistant at Trident Housing Association

Expertise

Gemma is an experienced Legal Assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Also skilled in non-profit organisations, charity work, social housing, debt settlement.

Role

James Byrne (Treasurer)
Midlands Committee Member
Barrister at St Ives Chambers

Expertise

James Byrne is a Barrister specialising in Family law, Housing law and Business & Property law. As a Family law specialist practitioner, James regularly appears in the family court dealing with all private children matters, including cases involving allegations of domestic abuse and parental alienation. He frequently deals with Non-Molestation Orders in the family court and has undertaken work on occupation orders.