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 update

Next HLPA Meeting 16 March 2022 – 7:00pm

The next HLPA meeting will be held on 16 March 2022 from 7.00-9.00pm on the topic: Effective Enforcement of Housing Conditions: Non-tenant, no-recourse and asylum-seeking clients

The speakers will be:
Tim Baldwin
Garden Court Chambers
Lou Crisfield
Miles and Partners LLP


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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HLPA Conference 12 November 2019

The 2019 HLPA Conference (sponsored by 1 Pump Court Chambers) 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 November 2019. The conference is...

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News and Updates

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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Meeting - Thursday 21st October at 6pm - by Zoom Extraordinary HLPA meeting: Fixed recoverable costs: the implications for housing law, and for legal aid Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84958093879?pwd=M3B3MU13NDRCUHphNlJQTk5MTTJCQT09 Meeting ID: 849 5809...

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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.

Junior HLPA

A group for housing law practitioners with less than 5 years PQE, trainees and paralegals.

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Professional and media enquiries

Media and professional enquiries should be made to the HLPA co chairs, Simon Mullings and Marina Sergides

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Housing Law Practitioners’ Association
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