Gail Sykes

Head of Social Housing, Partner

I qualified in 1997 and joined the firm in April 2008. I have an established reputation for my work with Registered Providers, Local Authorities, Government departments, property managers and private landlords having acted for an extensive portfolio of housing providers.

I have expertise in housing litigation and housing management law, and I’m an experienced Advocate with a successful record of representing my clients in Court proceedings.

I regularly assist landlords with possession proceedings, injunctions and tenancy related advice.. I also speak at national and regional housing conferences and provide bespoke training for clients.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, scuba diving and horse riding.

Gail is a Chambers UK 2021 ranked lawyer and a Legal 500 Leading Individual. Legal 500 Leading Individuals are “…recognised for their very strong technical ability, in-depth capability, credibility with the most prestigious clients and a reputation for dealing with complex and innovative cases.”

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  • Chambers UK 2019 describes Gail as 'absolutely brilliant' with sources praising her 'excellent service' and that she 'always provides very good advice and a really practical outcome for clients.'

    Chambers UK 2019
  • The Legal 500 describes Gail as 'helpful, personable and approachable' as well as giving 'sound and accurate advice'.

    The Legal 500