Sally Anne Blackmore
“Both very approachable and easy to understand and work with. She is happy to advise on anything you’d wish to discuss and is always available to listen”
Chambers and Partners 2019 – Social Housing
“Unique ability to guide a client through complicated problems in a very clear manner.”
Legal 500 2018
“Extremely helpful and very intelligent, she sails through complex issues with great clarity and calmness”
“Able to grasp unique areas of law extremely well”
Legal 500 2017
“She’s very thorough and cares about the cases she takes on, leaving no stone unturned.”
Chambers and Partners 2017
“She’s such a thorough and pleasant opponent”
Chambers and Partners 2014
“She gets good results and is very thorough”
Chambers and Partners 2015
Sally is a property specialist. Her practice embraces real property and commercial and residential landlord and tenant including service charge and enfranchisement matters, and cases in a social housing and agricultural context.
Before coming to the Bar she taught English as a foreign language in Greece, Estonia and Cameroon across a period of almost a decade. Her Greek is now all but non-existent but her Estonian is passable and her French certainly benefited from haggling in Cameroonian markets.
Sally advises on commercial contracts and tenancies and will appear for the appellants (MWB) as Clifford Darton’s junior in MWB Exchange Centres Limited v Rock Advertising Limited which has been granted permission to appeal by the Supreme Court and is due to be heard early in 2018.
Property & private client
Sally has appeared in the county court, the first tier and upper tribunals, the High Court and the Court of Appeal and will appear for the first time in the Supreme Court in February 2018. She has a broad property practice and has advised and represented commercial and residential clients on – amongst other things – dilapidations, the construction of leases and licences, easements and covenants, express and implied trusts, boundary disputes, forfeiture, adverse possession and proprietary estoppel claims.
In a housing context, she has a particular interest in claims which include elements of public law or human rights and has developed expertise in matters arising out of the protection of the tenant’s deposit.
She has an eye for detail and an interest in procedure which is often useful in cutting through to the important issues.
Optima Community Association v Ker  EWCA Civ 579
Leicester City Council v Shearer  EWCA Civ 1467
Public & regulatory
Sally accepts instructions for local authorities and applicants in homelessness and allocations matters and has advised.
Property Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
Agricultural Law Association
Administrative Law Bar Association
Member of the Islington Legal Advice Centre, which provides free advice and assistance to members of the public