David Robert WATKINSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1947-10-06
Education Woking GS for Boys, Clare Coll Cambridge (MA, LLB)
Publications N/A
Recreations travel, theatre, cinema, ethnic music, history, archaeology, fiction, swimming
Clubs N/A
Style David Watkinson, Esq
Career called to the Bar Middle Temple 1972; fndr memb chambers Wellington St London 1974-88 (committed to working in social welfare areas of law), memb Garden Court Chambers 1988-2013 (jt head of chambers 2011-12), specialist in housing law and law relating to gypsies/travellers including planning, ret from practice 2013; memb: Exec Ctee Family Squatting Advsy Service 1972-75, N Islington Law Centre 1974-78; memb and legal advsr to campaign against criminal trespass laws 1974-78, occasional legal advsr Advsy Serv to Squatters 1975-, concerned with publicity for campaign of limitation of rights of defence in W Germany late 1970s, campaigned to extend grant of Legal Aid in particular to Magistrates' Courts 1979-80, memb Stop the Criminal Trespass Law Campaign 1983-84, teacher of housing law Univ of Warwick 1984 and occasional expert witness/course ldr 1997-2004, observer on behalf of Haldane Soc for Socialist Lawyers and Agric Allied Workers Branch TGWU at trial of agric day labourers in Spain 1986, lectures on legal aspects of housing South Bank Poly and other instns 1988, assoc dir Nat Housing Law Serv 1991-93, memb Legal and Parly Ctee SQUASH (Squatters Action for Secure Homes) 1993-94; vice-chm Housing Law Practitioners Assoc 1994-2000 (memb Exec Ctee 1994-2012), chair Housing and Land Ctee Civil Justice Cncl 2000-03 (memb 2000-11); exec memb Ctee Admin Law Bar Assoc 1999-2006, memb Civil Justice Cncl (appointed by Lord Chllr) 2000-02; occasional lectr Local Govt Gp Law Soc 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999; training course leader Administrative Law Bar Assoc 1996, course leader and advsr Legal Servs Cmmn 2000-08, Planning Aid 2007 and 2008; accredited mediator 2008; author of reviews and articles on housing 1974- (Legal Action, Roof, Law Soc's Gazette, Haldane Soc Bulletin, All England Legal Opinion, Solicitor's Jl, From the Lawyers Collective Mumbai); memb: Haldane Soc Socialist Lawyers Legal Action Gp, Admin Law Bar Assoc, Housing Law Practitioners' Assoc, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign; Barr of the Year Award Legal Aid Practitioners Gp 2005
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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