Junior HLPA

HLPA Junior Group is part of the Housing Law Practitioners’ Association and so is committed to HLPA’s aims. This group is specifically for junior practitioners with 5 years or fewer PQE. By joining HLPA Junior Group you will have the opportunity to share ideas and enter into discussions with people at a similar stage in their training, and attend seminars specifically prepared for people at your level. If you would like to be part of the group please email Sally Cheshire at Sally.Cheshire@marywardlegal.org.uk


We are not able to advertise jobs on this page of the website, although opportunities of specific interest to junior lawyers are frequently circulated on the junior HLPA email group.

Those wishing to formally advertise a position should contact HLPA as opposed to the Junior HLPA group.


We try to arrange social events periodically throughout the year. These provide an opportunity to meet up and get to know other junior practitioners working, or aiming to work, in housing law. All members of the junior group are welcome.

The next social will take place on Thursday 6th October 2016 after the discussion group. Venue to be confirmed, but will be in the London Bridge area Please email  Eleanor.Solomon@anthonygold.co.uk if you plan to attend.


The Junior HLPA group meets roughly every 2-3 months usually at a location in Central London. Meetings generally consist of an informal discussion of a topic which is likely to be of interest to junior practitioners.

All members of the junior group are welcome to attend. Please do not feel put off if you are a paralegal/trainee/pupil who is new to this area of law and lacking in experience. The meetings often provide a useful opportunity to ask questions which cannot easily be asked elsewhere.

The next meeting will take place on on Thursday 6th October 2016 at Anthony Gold’s London Bridge office (http://anthonygold.co.uk/locations). Arrive at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.
The topic of discussion will be funding including CCMS, CFAs, funding EPA prosecutions, general eligibility issues and funding in committal proceedings.

Please RSVP to Eleanor Solomon if you are able to attend.

Email Group

The Junior HLPA email group is our primary means of communication with each other. The email group provides a forum to ask questions and discuss topical legal issues. Job opportunities are frequently circulated within the group. Please email Sally Cheshire at Sally.Cheshire@marywardlegal.org.uk  if you wish to be added to the email group.

Over the years the email group has become a helpful repository of information which may be of use to junior practitioners. For example, details of experts who are willing to work at legal aid rates. To access the historic email discussions, to search this information:

– Go to https://groups.google.com
– Login using the email address which you used to register with the group
– Click on ‘My Groups’
– Click on ‘HLPA Junior Group’
– Either scroll through the historic discussions or use the search function at the top of the page, to find what you are looking for.