The Housing Law Practitioners Association was set up to provide a forum for practitioners working in the housing field to share knowledge and information. Membership is open to all those who use housing law for the benefit of the homeless, tenants, and other occupiers of housing. Current members include solicitors, barristers, advice workers, independent environmental health officers and other housing specialists.

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HLPA has regular events for members, and special events for all. The very latest in housing law practice, delivered by those involved. Notes and handouts available to all members on the website soon after each meeting. For the next meeting:

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Latest Event

Next HLPA Meeting 20th July 2016

20 July 2016 at earlier time of 6.30 pm.

Judicial Review and Housing

Martin Westgate QC, Doughty Street Chambers
James Harrison, Edwards Duthie Solicitors

Venue: Portland Hall, School of Law, Regent Campus, University of Westminster, 4 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7UW

Previous Events


Next meeting – May 2016

11 May 2016 at earlier time of 6.30 pm. Anti-social behaviour update. Speakers: Edward Fitzpatrick, Garden Court Chambers Andrew Lane, Cornerstone Barristers Venue: University of Westminster The Boardroom First Floor University of Westminster Headquarters Building 309...

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Next meeting & AGM – 16 March 2016

The AGM will start at 6.30 pm Meeting follows the AGM Homelessness: One year one from the Supreme Court The speakers will be: Liz Davies, Garden Court Chambers Dominic Preston, Doughty Street Chambers Room 3.07, School of Law, University of Westminster 4 Little...

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Briggs Review of Civil Courts Structure

In reply to the request for comment on the Interim Report of the Briggs LJ review of the Civil Courts Structure, HLPA submitted a further detailed response on the specific issues raised for housing law. The response can be downloaded here. HLPA had previously offered...

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Members’ meetings every two months – with speakers at the forefront of housing law giving updates on recent developments and practice.

Papers and notes for past meetings are available for members to download.


Resources for members – guides, FAQs, precedents and more.

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A group for housing law practitioners with less than 5 years PQE, trainees and paralegals.

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