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Housing Law Conference 2012


11 December 2012 – The Royal College of Surgeons, London

Yes, it is time for the annual HLPA Housing Law conference. We advertise it (for free) because it is good and some of us are involved with it. A number of the NL team will be there, looking shadowy and mysterious, but no prizes for identifying any of us…

The full programme and registration form for the Housing Law Conference 2012 can be downloaded here.

Registration is also available via the following link:

The theme of this year’s conference is young people, homelessness and housing. Speakers will include:

Emma Loach, Joint Head of Documentaries at CTVC. She has been an observational documentary film maker for many years and in March 2010 she directed and produced Fix My Family for BBC2 – a film following life at a unique hostel that looks after homeless families and tries to keep their children out of care.

Diane Astin, a solicitor specialising in housing law with many years’ experience in private practice and in the voluntary sector. She regularly trains and lectures in housing law, community care and asylum support for organisations including Legal Action Group, the Law Centres Federation, the Red Cross and the Refugee Council.

Shauneen Lambe, Director of Just for Kids Law in London, an organisation that provides support, advocacy and representation to young people in trouble.

Ian Brady, Deputy Director, Troubled Families Team, Department for Communities and Local Government.

Jan Luba QC of Garden Court Chambers offering his perspective on the problems and challenges that housing lawyers will confront in 2013.

The conference will also include seminars on:

– Legal aid
– The Localism Act
– Capacity
– Anti-social behaviour
– Homelesness

Please forward details to any colleagues who may be interested in attending.

For further information on registering for the conference, contact Professional Briefings on 01920 487672 or

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.


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