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:

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HLPA meeting 15 July 2020 – 6:30pm

This month’s meeting features Liz Davies of Garden Court Chambers, Izzy Köksal of HASL and Will Ford of Osbornes Solicitors

The meeting will be by Zoom and here are the details:


Topic: HLPA Meeting 15th July 2020

Time: Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 06:30 PM London

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Next HLPA meeting 18th September 2019

Homelessness and Suitability Update  The Speakers will be John Gallagher of Shelter and another to be confirmed The Location of the Meeting will be BPP Law School, Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, 68-70 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4NY

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Next HLPA Meeting 15th May 2019

Fitness for Habitation The speakers will be Steve Lawrence of the Health and Housing Group and Giles Peaker of Anthony Gold Solicitors. The location of the meeting is BPP Professional Education, Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, 137 Stamford St, London, SE1...

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News and Updates

HLPA intervenes in Court of Appeal case of Arkin v Marshall

HLPA’s application to intervene by way of written submissions in Arkin v Marshall has been granted. This is a first for HLPA and was only made possible due to the overwhelming response from our members, provided in record time. The responses received were detailed and...

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Dear Colleague, We are writing to you with an urgent call for information on a vital legal issue pertaining to Practice Direction 51Z. Next Thursday, 30th April, the Court of Appeal is set to hear an appeal in the case of Arkin v Marshall, considering: (i) whether the...

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