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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The Housing Law Conference 2021

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: https://profbriefings.net/index.php/about-hlc21 or contact Professional Briefings at london@profbriefings.co.uk or 01920 282262.


Next HLPA Meeting 15th January 2020

Eligibility and Migrants' Access to Housing The Speakers will be Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers and Lou Crisfield, Miles and Partners LLP. The Location of the Meeting will be BPP Law School, Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, 68-70 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R...

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Next HLPA Meeting 11th December 2019

Housing Law Update The Speakers will be John Gallagher, Shelter and Connor Johnston, Garden Court Chambers. The Location of the Meeting will be BPP Law School, Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, 68-70 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4NY. Start time 18.30.

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News and Updates


Meeting – Thursday 21st October at 6pm – by Zoom Topic: Fixed Recoverable Costs Time: Oct 21, 2021 06:00 PM London Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509120752?pwd=R05JZW1sWGFOQjhqa0xGQ3o1Z1NDQT09 Meeting ID: 825 0912 0752 Passcode: 173500 Read HLPA...

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HLPA Survey 2021

A little later than planned, we have our annual HLPA survey now ready to go and you can find it here: HLPA Survey 2021 It should not take long to complete but your views are vitally important to us for planning activities, campaigning and future meetings topics....

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