Allocations under Pt.6, 1996 Act. A big topic. A sexy topic. A true behemoth of a topic. And, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me, a topic that isn’t giving us very many cases these days. Which is odd, given the ever-growing tendency by local authorities to only allocate housing to people who are morally worthy (in the view of the authority) and who have family who have lived in the area since time began and who speak fluent English and who cure diseases with the power of prayer.
And so, to grapple with these issues, the Housing Law Practitioners Association has a whole meeting about allocations. It is on Wednesday, at 7pm. At a slightly different location to normal at Fyvie Hall Ground Floor University of Westminster 309 Regent Street London W1B 2UW
Your speakers are our very own Giles Peaker. The founder of NL. A partner at Anthony Gold. A housing law nut and a man not afraid to take on a local authority. Or two. Or three. If there is an unusual, bold or innovative argument to be found, then Giles is there like a pig hunting a truffle.
And joining him is the wonderful Catherine Rowlands of Cornerstone Barristers. In addition to having loads of housing law experience (I can’t list them all – I’ll be here for ages – read the CV). she is a Recorder and is on the AGs panel. A public lawyer of rare ability who, as far as I know, is making her HLPA debut.
So, come one, come all (so long as you’re a HLPA member or are prepared to join HLPA), to listen, to learn and, afterwards, to mingle with the great and the good. Or, at least, some of the NL team.