News, events and consultations
11 May 2016 at earlier time of 6.30 pm.
Anti-social behaviour update.
Edward Fitzpatrick, Garden Court Chambers
Andrew Lane, Cornerstone Barristers
Venue: University of Westminster
University of Westminster Headquarters Building
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW
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 more general views in response to a request for informal consultation.
Lord Briggs has expressed an interest in a further discussion of issues around the review of the civil courts structure with HLPA.
The Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee has begun an inquiry on homelessness. HLPA submitted written evidence, which can be found here. Oral evidence has yet to be called.
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 Titchfield Street
The positions of HLPA Chair and Vice-Chair together with three places on the Executive Committee will become vacant in March 2016. Members are therefore now invited to put themselves forward as candidates for Chair and Vice-Chair for a two-year term of office and for the Executive Committee for a three-year term of office.
Please put in your candidacy by 1 February 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The form can be downloaded here, with the address to which it is to be sent.
Wednesday 20 January 2016
7 pm – 9 pm
Private Rented Sector – the new world.
Covering all of the Deregulation Act changes that are now in force, from deposits to ‘use it or lose it’ rules on Section 21 notices. Also covering ‘Right to Rent’ before it comes into force nationally on 1 February 2016.
Adrian Berry – Garden Court Chambers
David Smith – Anthony Gold Solicitors
Room 3.07, University of Westminster
School of Law, University of Westminster
4 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7UW
2 hours CPD for solicitors and barristers
HLPA members and executive committee members have been active in giving evidence to Parliamentary select committees in the last year. The video recordings of the sessions are below.
Justice Select Committee – 21 October 2014.
Member Connor Johnston and exec members John Gallagher and Sara Stephens gave evidence on the effects of LASPO
Work and Pensions Select Committee – 18 November 2015
2015 Chair Giles Peaker gave evidence on housing need, benefit reform and discretionary housing payments (from 9.47)
House of Lords Equality Act 2014 and Disability Select Committee – 24 November 2015
2015 Vice Chair Justin Bates gave evidence on the position on housing of the Equality Act
18 November 2015
Members’ meeting – Housing Law Update
District Judge Tracey Bloom
John Gallagher – Shelter
Meeting starts at 7 pm.
Portland Hall, Regent Campus, University of Westminster, 4 Little Titchfield Street London W1W 7UW.
HLPA’s written evidence to the Commons Housing and Planning Bill committee can be downloaded here.
HLPA’s consultation response on the Govt ‘Pay to Stay’ proposals for means tested rent levels for social tenancies can be downloaded here.