On Twitter, the chartered surveyor praises Bates for his handiwork in right to manage applications – which habitually involves coming up with every legal impediment to thwart them.
“Such a safe pair of hands. Thanks Buddy”, toadies Maloney.
A rather different opinion of Justin’s labours is held by Sir Peter Bottomley, who has named the junior barrister in the Commons and likened one of his cases – Oakland Court – to “legal torture”.
Curiously, both Bates and Sir Peter are scheduled to speak tomorrow at the Chartered Institute of Housing meeting in Gatwick.
That is, if “Buddy” turns up.
Last year, he pulled out at the last minute of the LEASE annual conference, which Sir Peter was addressing.
Neil Maloney, a panel member of the property tribunal according to ARMA’s directory, attended the LKP Westminster briefing on right to manage last March, representing the IRPM.