Current and Future Issues in Housing Law

Date: Thursday 07 September 2017

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Location: University of Bristol Law School, Berkeley Square

A one day conference run by the University of Bristol School of Law, supported by Doughty Street Chambers, examining recent developments in a number of important areas of housing law. This event would be of most use to solicitors, housing administrators and policy makers.

Tickets for the event are priced at £60 and can be booked on the University of Bristol website. 

Conference Programme

09:15  Registration

09:30 – 10:15   Proprietary Estoppel and the Constructive Trust: Recent Developments, Future Prospects. David Cowan, Professor, Bristol University / Doughty Street Chambers

10:15 – 11:00 Slips and the CPR Jim Shepherd, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers 

11:00 – 11:15 Refreshments

11:15 – 12:00 Social Housing Fraud, Sub-Letting and Non-Occupation. Sarah Steinhardt, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

12:00 – 12:45 Landlord Registration and Licensing: The Welsh Experience. Anne Rowland, Group Leader, Rent Smart Wales

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Recent developments in homelessness law. David Carter, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

14:30 – 15:15 Homelessness and Vulnerability. Martin Westgate QC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

15:15 – 15:30 Refreshments

15:30 – 16:15 Allocations: The Developing Law. Ben Chataway, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

16:15 – 17:00 Roundtable discussion


Book your ticket here 


Doughty Street Chambers are speaking at the event but the conference is being organised by University of Bristol. For general queries about the day or questions around booking please contact either the University of Bristol Law Executive Team on 0117 954 5380 or or David Cowan, University of Bristol Law School on 0117 954 5224 or


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