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The 2010 HLPA conference


As per previous years, this is the conference for those involved in housing law. Most, probably all, of the NL team will be there. Everyone else should be too.

15 December 2010, at Royal College of Surgeons. Lincolns Inn Fields, London. 6 hours CPD for both solicitors and barristers.

The 2010 Housing Conference of the Housing Law Practitioners’ Association covers all of the controversial and significant developments in housing law and policy in 2010. From the continued debate on the role of Article 8, to the perils and pitfalls of shared ownership leases and the recent reforms to the assured shorthold tenancy regime, all these developments and more are covered in detail.

Particular highlights include:

Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE QC, our keynote speaker, who has given a number of significant judgments on housing law cases in the last few years, including Austin v LB Southwark (tolerated trespass); Ali v Birmingham CC (Article 6 and homelessness); Rodriguez v Government of Gibraltar (discrimination in the allocation of housing); Meier v Secretary of State (scope of possession orders); and Pinnock v Manchester.

Jan Luba QC offering his perspective on the problems and challenges that housing lawers will confront in 2011.

Professor David Cowan University of Bristol and Arden Chambers on the shared ownership lease and the problems that it poses, both for landlords and tenants.

David Smith PainSmith Solicitors on the continuing confusion around the tenancy deposit scheme.

The conference will also include afternoon seminars on:

  • Bankruptcy and housing
  • Property law for housing lawyers: Shared ownership and sale and rent back
  • Gateway B
  • Homelessness
  • Disrepair and nuisance
  • Assured shorthold tenancies
  • Children and housing
  • Tips and tricks from the duty advisor

For more details and to register, see here.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


  1. Francis Davey

    I’ll be there talking about assured shorthold tenancies (but not the exciting bits about deposits which David Smith is covering).

    • NL

      And I shall be there in some capacity. I will be sporting a pink carnation and carrying a copy of The Lady if anyone is looking for me…


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