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

AGM and Next HLPA Meeting 15 March 2017

Defending Possession Claims: The speakers will be Andrew Lane, Cornerstone Chambers and Professor Ian Loveland, Arden Chambers.

Please note that the AGM will start at 6.30pm, with the main meeting to follow from 7.00 to 9.00pm. The location for this meeting is:

Chiltern Hall
Ground Floor
University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Rd

Previous Events


HLPA Conference 2016

Places are still available for this year’s HLPA Conference, to be held at the Royal College of Surgeons on 13 December 2016: www.profbriefings.co.uk/hlc2016. Note to attendees: The Human Rights and PRS seminar will now include a talk from Giles Peaker of Anthony...

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HLPA Conference 2016

Programme The programme for this year’s Conference, to be held at the Royal College of Surgeons on 13th December 2016, can be accessed here housing-law-conference-2016-programme Booking information can be found here:...

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Next HLPA Meeting 18 January 2017

Disrepair Update: The speakers will be John Beckley, Garden Court Chambers and Deirdre Forster, Anthony Gold Solicitors. Please note that this meeting will take place at the earlier time of 6.30-8.30pm. The location for this meeting is: The Boardroom First Floor...

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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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