Chetna practises in all aspects of Housing law, Landlord and Tenant law and Property law. As a member of the civil team, Chetna conducts a comprehensive range of cases with particular emphasis on housing-related matters and public law aspects of housing law. In this regard her practice comprises all areas of housing law including possession claims, injunctions, anti-social behaviour orders, housing disrepair, unlawful eviction, housing benefit appeals, homelessness cases, local government prosecutions, local government prohibition order appeals, local government licensing appeals as well as various other local government issues. Chetna undertakes work for local authorities, housing associations, other public sector landlords, private landlords and has experience and expertise in representing tenants.
Chetna has an expanding practice in Public Inquiries arising out of Compulsory Purchase Orders.
Chetna also specialises in Judicial Review and has considerable experience in relation to housing and non housing related Judicial Review claims.
Additionally, Chetna has considerable experience in dealing with Commercial cases including property related disputes and contract disputes.
Chetna has a well established practice in all aspects of Personal Injury work.
Prior to her pupillage, Chetna worked for Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council in the Housing team specialising in Housing Disrepair.
Chetna has also worked voluntarily at law centres and is a qualified citizens advice bureau advisor.
Chetna contributes to the Housing Department’s monthly newsletter, and is available for in-house and Chambers-based seminars on Housing law, Local Government law and Property law.
Chetna is fluent in Gujarati.
Chetna is prepared to accept Conditional Fee work, subject to the Chambers Protocol and fees can be arranged on an hourly basis if needed and should be discussed with the civil clerks.
An important part of the ethos of Cobden House Chambers is that members of chambers, including Chetna, are happy to discuss cases over the telephone or by email on an informal basis, often without the need for formal instructions. Chetna considers that the ongoing relationship between Solicitor and Counsel is critical in presenting a case effectively.
Chetna is a member of the Black Belt Academy School of Taekwondo and the Taekwondo Masters Club. She has taught and mentored younger members of the School of Taekwondo.
Chetna also enjoys basketball, running and keeping fit.
Housing Law Practitioners Association (HLPA)
Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA)
Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)
Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL)
Society of Asian Lawyers (SAL)
Member of the Northern Circuit of the Bar
Member of the Northern Pro Bono Housing Team