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:

Latest Event

HLPA Conference 12 December 2018

The 2018 HLPA Conference is now open for booking and it will take place once more at The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at 27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG, on 12th December 2018. The conference is open to members and non-members alike and booking information can be found here: www.profbriefings.co.uk/hlc2018/

Visitors are invited to check the site again closer to the event for more details of the format of the conference. Drinks will follow the conference and they will be sponsored this year by Seddons Costs Law. A 10% discount on fees is offered to members who register before 18.00 on 22nd November.

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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Next HLPA Meeting 21st November 2018

Housing Law Update The speakers will be John Gallagher, Shelter and Jonathan Manning, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Chambers 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...

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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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