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.


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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HLPA Autumn Survey – Legal Aid and Administrative Law Review


HLPA is surveying members and others in order to help respond to (i) the Justice Select Committee’s inquiry in to Future of Legal Aid and (ii) the Government’s review of Administrative Law.
These two inquiries deal with existential issues not just for HLPA members, but also affect our clients and their rights very deeply. The same is true for many other areas of law and advocacy.
Please help to re-publicise the survey widely.
Legal aid – the rights of ordinary people to access the law have already been eroded. This process is not inevitable and must be reversed to prevent inequality between those who can and can not afford access to justice.
Administrative law – HLPA members use administrative law to guarantee the legal rights of homeless people in the county courts and the High Court, tenants facing eviction in the county courts, and people needing social care for themselves or their children.
Please complete the survey and urge anyone else who you think should in order to that we can make sure ourselves heard at this critical moment.
We’ll leave the survey open as long as we can but please respond as soon as you can.

Thank you.


AGM and Members’ Meeting on 18th March

Dear MembersOwing to the spread of the coronavirus and in order to reduce the risk of transmission, we have decided to postpone the meeting that was due to take place on 18th March. This will now take place at BPP’s Waterloo venue on 15th July. Further details...

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Next HLPA Meeting 16th September 2020

The next meeting will be held on 16 September on the topic of Samuels One Year On and the speakers will be Rosaleen Kilbane and Mike McIlvaney from the Community Law Partnership and James Stark from the North West Housing Law Practitioners Group.

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HLPA meeting 16 September 2020 – 6:30pm

This month's meeting is on Samuels One Year On and the speakers will be Rosaleen Kilbane and Mike McIlvaney from the Community Law Partnership and James Stark from the North West Housing Law Practitioners Group. The meeting will be by Zoom and here are the details:...

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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.


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