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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Next HLPA Meeting 19th September 2018

Housing outside the Housing Acts

The speakers will be Jamie Burton, Doughty Street Chambers and Lou Crisfield, Miles and Partners Solicitors

Please note that the meeting will take place from 18.30 to 20.30. The location for this meeting is:

BPP University Law School, Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, 68-70 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4NY

Previous Events


Next HLPA Meeting 16th May 2018

Mortgage Possession The speakers will be Tony Martin, BPP University School of Law and Stephen Cottle, Garden Court Chambers. Please note that the meeting will take place from 6.30 to 8.30pm. The location for this meeting is: BPP Professional Education, 137 Stamford...

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Next HLPA Meeting 13th March 2018

Allocations Cases and How to Run Them Effectively The speakers will be Ann Bevington, Hopkin Murray Beskine Solicitors and Martin Westgate QC, Doughty Street Chambers Please note that the meeting will take place from 18.30 to 21.00 (to include the AGM from...

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Special HLPA Meeting 15th August 2018

The Housing Possession Duty Scheme and the Judicial Review The speakers will be Sue James, Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre and Simon Mullings, Edwards Duthie Solicitors Please note that the meeting will take place from 18.30 to 20.30. The location for this meeting...

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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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Media and professional enquiries should be made to the HLPA chair, Simon Marciniak

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