Social Welfare Lawyers in the Centre of Birmingham


Business As Usual

Despite the Coronavirus lockdown, we are continuing with business as usual at CLP. Though we are not carrying out any office appointments, we are arranging telephone appointments with both existing and new clients. Please telephone our switchboard on 0121 685 8595. Please note that, during this emergency period, the switchboard will have slightly reduced hours and will be open between 9am and 5pm.

David Watkinson

David Watkinson of Garden Court Chambers has been one of the most outstanding Barristers fighting for housing rights and especially fighting for Gypsy and Traveller rights over the years.  He is retiring at the end of December 2012.  The Partners from CLP attended his retirement do at Garden Court Chambers.  He has been involved in some of the leading cases involving Gypsy and Traveller and Housing rights.  He will leave a big gap but we wish him all the best in his retirement.

New Arrivals

CLP were very sorry to hear that Tyndallwoods are no longer going to be doing Legal Aid work.  However, we are very glad to be joined by two former members of Tyndallwoods, Simon Foster and Samitra Balu.  Simon was formerly head of the Housing Department at Tyndallwoods and has over 25 years of experience in housing law.  Samitra has specialised in housing law since 2002.  We are very pleased to welcome both of them to the firm.