Jaqueline Rubens
Year of Call:
Inner Temple
Area of Expertise:
Family & Children
Judicial Review
Landlord & Tenant
Professional Negligence
Trusts, Wills & Probate
Jacqueline is an experienced civil practitioner whose core practice lies in the areas of civil litigation (specifically property and land, planning and commercial law), family law, professional disciplinary and public law (including Judicial Review).

Jacque’s civil practice comprises a broad range of litigation.

Property and
Land law
Jacque accepts instructions to advise and represent clients in relation to the full range of property and land law proceedings. Her caseload in this area of practice typically involves the following types of case :
  • Residential and commercial property disputes
  • Leases
  • Dilapidation and disrepair
  • Service charges
  • Neighbour and nuisance disputes
  • Boundaries, easements and rights of way and light
  • Adverse possession
  • Trespass
  • Social housing
Jacque offers a wealth of planning law experience and advises and represents both private and commercial clients in relation to the following areas of planning law :
  • Development control
  • Planning appeals
  • Planning enforcement
  • Compulsory purchase
Chancery, commercial
and public law
Jacque has a broad chancery and commercial practice which includes trusts, wills, inheritance and probate, professional negligence, tort and commercial contract. In addition to these areas, Jacque is often instructed to advise and represent clients in relation to a range for public law proceedings, including Judicial Review and community care.
Jacque can be instructed on private law (children) matters, including child arrangements orders (applications for contact and residence) and injunctive remedies before the family court such as applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.
Notable cases
  • Circle 33 Housing Trust v Kathirkmanathan [2009] EWCA Civ 921
  • Chohan v McManus [2008] EWCA Civ 1657, [2009] 1 LAG 26 CA
  • R (on the application of Chowdhury) v Newham [2003] EWHC 2387, QBD (Admin); [2004] JHL D32
  • Connors v Northampton BC EWCA Civ 427; [2004] 6 LAG 31  – 05/01/04 Northampton County Court, HHJ Mayor; appeared for Northampton at first instance
  • Paddington Churches HA v Nazli Aydin [2003] 11 LAG 13
  • London Borough of Wandsworth v Osei-Bonsu (1999) 1 WLR 1011 CA; – 18/12/96 Wandsworth County Court, HHJ Compston; appeared for Wandsworth at first instance
  • “Purchase Price in Enfranchisement Claims : How Realistic”, Landlord and Tenant Review
     (2005) 9 L & T Rev 72
  • “Demoted Tenancies – Part 1”, Housing Law Monitor, September/October 2004
  • “Demoted Tenancies – Part 2”, Housing Law Monitor, November 2004
  • “Introductory Tenancies – An Update”, JHL 90, 2004
  • DCLOG v Blackmore (Executrix of Estate of Cyril Hollow, Deceased) [2017] EWCA Civ 1136 – Contributory negligence and asbestos liability
  • Yentob v MGN Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 1292 – Part 36 offers – normal rules may not apply
  • “Localism Act 2011” and “Housing Update”, Pump Court Housing Team Seminars, 02/2013, 06/2013
  • “Disrepair”, Pump Court Housing Team Seminar, 10/2012
  • “Homelessness”, Pump Court Housing Team Seminar, 12/2011
  • “Housing Law Overview”, 6KBW Housing Team Seminars,23/07/09, 11/09/09, 01/04/10
  • “Tribunals and Enforcement Act 2007”, 6KBW Seminar, 04/06/08
  • “Boundaries and the Law”, Arden Property Seminar, 25/03/04
  • “CPR Part 55 – Practice and Pointers”, Arden Housing Seminar, 08/03/03
  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Planning, Local Government and Environmental Law Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association
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