At this one-day conference leading barristers from the specialist housing, local government and property law set Arden Chambers will be present a comprehensive survey of the main areas of homelessness law. Emphasis will be given to the recent legal developments, including expert analysis of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, which came into force in April 2018, but the presenters will also offer delegates practical guidance and advice.
9.30 Introduction & overview, Andrew Arden QC
10.10 Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, Justin Bates
10.50 Morning break
11.10-12.05 Breakout session 1:
A. Equality Act 2010, Stephanie Lovegrove
B. Mental capacity, Brooke Lyne
C. Repeat applications, Richard Granby
12.05 Allocations, Christopher Baker
13.35 Suitability of accommodation, Iain Colville
14.15 Eligibility, Toby Vanhegan
14.55 Afternoon break
15.15 Breakout session 2:
D. Temporary accommodation, John McCafferty
E. Priority need, Annette Cafferkey
F. Other housing provisions, Riccardo Calzavara
16.00 Out of Area accommodation, Ian Peacock
16.30 Reviews & Appeals, Andrew Dymond
17.00 Conference close
Who should attend?
Solicitors, barristers and advisers working in homelessness and housing law will find this day invaluable. It will also appeal to local authority housing officers and those making homelessness decisions as well as those in the voluntary sector assisting homeless applicants. The conference will appeal to delegates of all levels and there will be ample time set aside for Q&As to enable delegates to exchange views and ideas. The venue is easily reached via a number of transport links and is fully wheelchair-accessible. The auditorium has an induction loop fitted. LAG will make every effort to accommodate the accessibility needs of delegates – please contact us to discuss your requirements.
*Please note that the free copy of Homelessness and Allocations, will be handed out on the day of the conference to all delegates who have paid the conference fees in full. Any cancellations must be done in writing and if this occurs up to 15 days before the course start date, the course fee will be refunded but LAG will charge an administration fee of £30 + VAT. If cancellation occurs 14 days or less before the course start date, the full course fee + VAT is payable and delegates will be sent a copy of the conference papers and a copy of Homelessness and Allocations.