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Barbara Zeitler

  • Property  

    Property

    Barbara has a broad landlord and tenant practice with a particular emphasis on social housing and neighbour disputes, possession proceedings and service charges. 

    Key areas of practice include:

    • Residential Landlord and Tenant
    • Service Charges
    • Tenancy Deposits
    • Disrepair
    • Boundaries, restrictive covenants and easements
    • Beneficial interests and TOLATA claims
    • Nuisance and harassment
    • Neighbour disputes
    • Rent review disputes
    • Breach of covenant
    • Termination and recovery of possession of property 
    • Business tenancy renewals
    • Housing & Local Government
    • Social housing
    • Homelessness
    • Anti-social Behaviour
    • Succession and the Right to Buy
    • Judicial Review
       

    Related Cases of Interest

    Price v City and Town Group (12 August 2011), LAG, December 2013/January 2014, p. 14 (Republished in Housing Law Casebook, 6th edition (London, 2015), p. 650).  Disrepair quantum.

    LB Southwark v Munu and Munu (16 May 2012), LAG, December 2013/January 2014, p. 14.  Disrepair quantum.

    Nzau v Gani (23 November 2013), LAG, December 2014/January 2015, p. 27.  Disrepair quantum.

    Thomson v LB Southwark, 30 September 2015, LAG, December 2015/January 2016, p. 41.  Disrepair quantum. 

    News & Resources

  • Employment  

    Employment

    Barbara has a board employment law practice, appearing on behalf of both employees and employers. 

    Key areas of practice include:

    • Equality and discrimination
    • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
    • Redundancy and business reorganisations
    • Holiday pay claims
    • Equal pay and the National Minimum Wage
    • TUPE transfers
    • Breach of contract and restrictive covenants
    • Confidentiality
    • Injunctions

     Related Cases of Interest

    Dr R Mangalore v London School of Economics and Political Science, UKEAT/0233/13/RN, 1 November 2013.  Victimisation discrimination, tribunal misdirecting itself. 

    Mrs Y Evbenata v South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust [2015] ICR 483.  Unfair dismissal, Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

    Mr R Hussain v Jurys Inn Group UKEAT/0283/15/JOJ, 3 February 2016.   Race discrimination, substitution, unfair dismissal.

    Ahir v British Airways UKEAT/0014/16/RN, 15 April 2016. Unfair dismissal, victimisation, striking out.  

    News & Resources

  • Commercial  

    Commercial

    Barbara is able to assist clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, including:

    • Contractual disputes
    • The Package Travel Regulations
    • Consumer credit and credit hire agreements
    • Debt claims and enforcement
    • Sale of Goods and Services
    • Building disputes 

    News & Resources

    Genuinely Self-Employed or Worker? Another Court Decision on the Gig Economy

    In Pimlico Plumbers and Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith [2017] EWCA Civ 51 (10 February 2017) the Court of Appeal upheld an Employment Tribunal decision that a plumber was a worker, rather than self-employed, thereby entitling him to pursue disability discrimination claims and claims for holiday pay and unauthorised deduction from wages.

    17th February 2017 Read more

Profile

Barbara came to the Bar after a career as a university lecturer in the United States.

She has a substantial landlord and tenant and housing law practice, appearing for both social landlords and tenants and practises in all aspects of discrimination and employment law.

A formidable advocate in court, Barbara also has a reputation for fast and effective production of paperwork. She is a regular lecturer.

Barbara is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme, and has extensive experience in dealing with Public Access clients.

Barbara is an experienced accredited mediator.

Further information

Seminars and Training

Topics in Barbara’s recent training sessions and seminars included the ‘Right to Rent’, tenancy fraud and the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Qualifications

BA (London) PhD (London)

LLM, European Union Law (London)

Memberships

  • Employment Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Social Housing Law Association
  • Housing Law Practitioners’ Association
  • European Bar Association
  • Franco-British Lawyer’s Society
  • London-Paris Bar Exchange Association
  • Reviewer for Bar Pro Bono Unit

 Other awards and activities

  • JP Warner Scholarship
  • Pegasus Scholarship
  • Hardwicke Scholarship

 Appointments

Barbara sits on a local authority education appeals panel.

Languages

French, German

Memberships

  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers' Association
  • Housing Law Practitioners' Association
  • Social Housing Law Association
  • European Bar Association
  • Franco-British Lawyers’ Society
  • Civil Mediation Council
  • Reviewer member of Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Volunteer for Consultations gratuites, an advice facility for the Francophone community of London

Outside Interests

Travel, especially in the Mediterranean, and cinema

News & Resources

Genuinely Self-Employed or Worker? Another Court Decision on the Gig Economy

In Pimlico Plumbers and Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith [2017] EWCA Civ 51 (10 February 2017) the Court of Appeal upheld an Employment Tribunal decision that a plumber was a worker, rather than self-employed, thereby entitling him to pursue disability discrimination claims and claims for holiday pay and unauthorised deduction from wages.

17th February 2017 Read more
Barbara Zeitler


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Year of Call 2001

Email

barbarazeitler@lambchambers.co.uk

Contact clerk

Paul O'Mullane

020 7797 8302

VAT Reg No

 844085815

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