The Housing Law Conference 2021
Social Housing in the UK: Fit for the 21st Century?
9 December 2021

This year’s Housing Law Conference will once again be held virtually. It is hoped that, as in 2020, this will offer a great opportunity for colleagues from all over England and Wales (and further afield!) to participate in the conference. We have maintained the cost of attending the conference at a low level to encourage maximum participation and look forward to welcoming you all.
The keynote speaker is now confirmed as Richard Blakeway, Housing Ombudsman.

The plenary sessions at the conference will focus on issues regarding social housing in the UK – examining how we have arrived at the current situation, where we are heading and how might we improve provision. The panel discussion will include contributions from Karen Buck, MP for Westminster North, John Boughton, author of Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing and Anna Minton, Writer, Journalist and Reader in Architecture, University of East London.
As usual, there will also be a selection of informative seminars, dealing with key topics like housing conditions; homelessness; defending possession proceedings; anti-social behaviour; housing outside of the Housing Acts; legal aid and CFAs; domestic violence and housing and opportunities for work in the Property Tribunal. All eight seminars will be recorded for delegates to watch at their leisure after the event.
The conference is sponsored by Garden Court Chambers.
Who should attend
The conference is aimed at all those involved in housing law. It is relevant to solicitors, barristers, paralegals and advisers in the voluntary, public and private sectors, together with academics, policy workers, experts and campaigners in the housing and social welfare fields.
On-line booking is available at: or contact Professional Briefings at or 01920 282262.