Owusu Emmanuel Abebrese

Owusu Emmanuel Abebrese

Call: 1985


Owusu Abebrese joined chambers in 2023 having established a successful practice  and also as a law academic. He was Head of Law School at London Metropolitan  University between the period 2014-2016. Owusu, is known for his intellect, tenacity and composure. Owusu prides himself on combining being professional, providing clear strategic advice with being relatively informal and approachable. Owusu, practice is focused in property contentious and uncontentious, immigration/asylum, professional discipline /regulation, civil.

Owusu also accepts instructions public law cases and this has included representing local authorities and individuals in applications for judicial review in respect of decisions relating to homelessness, immigration/asylum and disability funding grant.

Owusu appears regularly in housing appeals under s.204 of the Housing Act 1996 in respect of decisions made by local authorities in homelessness cases.


Owusu, holds two judicial appointments as Fee Paid Immigration Judge and Fee Paid Residential Property Judge, both appointments in 2002 and 2003. He sits regularly in both jurisdictions.


Owusu, is renowned for the depth of his knowledge and practice in this area having practised and lectured over a substantial period. His practice consist of  real property, both contentious and uncontentious, landlord and tenant both commercial and residential, restrictive covenants, rights of way and easements, property valuation, service charges, leasehold enfranchisement, boundary disputes.

Public law

Owusu, appears regularly in the High Court on Judicial review matters. He accepts instructions from local authorities and private clients. He has expertise in housing and decisions made by local authorities in respect homelessness, and funding disability grants. He has also appeared in the Immigration Upper Tribunal and High Court in respect of decisions made by the Secretary of state in Immigration/asylum.

  • 0U v London Borough of Redbridge 2023 EWCH 1355 (Admin
    Application for housing made by a single parent and her children residing who had been housed in another borough. The applicant refused offers made by local authority to rehouse her family in another borough some distance from her childrens school. I was instructed to act on behalf of the local authority. The court ordered that the authority had not carried out its statutory obligations under s.193 of the Housing Act 1996.
  • Gulrez, R (On the application of) v London Borough of Redbridge 2022 EWHC 2908 Admin 18 November 2022
    Instructed to act on behalf of the local authority in respect of decision made refusing and application for a disability funding grant. The court ordered that the authority had acted unlawfully but were not minded to grant a mandatory injunction.


Owusu’s civil practice includes insolvency and winding up, landlord and tenant, Housing, consumer credit claims, breach of contract and professional negligence. Owusu accepts instructions to appear at full hearings and a wide range of small, fast and multi- track matters. He also accepts instructions to provide advisory work in all areas of his practice as well as drafting of pleadings.


Owusu has practised and taught in this areas for over 35 years. He has also sat as a Immigration Judge for over 20 years. He has appeared in all courts as an advocate  and appears regularly in the Upper Tribunal and the High Court. He has been involved in sensitive and highly complex cases and is an expert particularly in cases concerning asylum and deportations. He is also available to provide consultancy and advice in this area.


  • BA (Hons) Law 1983
  • Bar Finals         1984
  • LLM                 1989


  • The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy 2016


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