Current and Future Issues in Housing Law

Date: Thursday 17 September 2015

Time: 09:15 - 17:00

Location: Anson Room, Students’ Union, Richmond Building, University of Bristol, 105 Queens Road, BS8 1LN

Speakers: Ben Chataway, David Carter, David Cowan , Jamie Burton, Jim Shepherd, John Hobson, Martin Westgate QC, Simon White, Welsh Government

CPD: 6

Fee: £50

A one day conference run by the School of Law, University of Bristol and Doughty Street Chambers examining recent developments in a number of important areas of housing law. For barristers, solicitors, housing administrators and policymakers.

Programme of topics and speakers

  • 09.15 Registration
  • 09.30 – 10.10 David Cowan, Professor of Law and Policy, Bristol / Doughty Street Chambers - ‘Vulnerability in England and Wales’
  • 10.10 – 10.50 Jim Shepherd, Doughty Street Chambers -  ‘Long Leaseholds and the LVT’
  • 10.50 - 11.05 Refreshments
  • 11.05 – 11.45 Jamie Burton, Doughty Street Chambers - ‘The housing implications of the Care Act 2014’
  • 11.45 – 12.30 Simon White, Welsh Government  ‘The Renting Homes (Wales) Bill’
  • 12.30 -  13.15 Lunch
  • 13.15 -  14.00 David Carter, Doughty Street Chambers ‘Recent developments in homelessness law: England and Wales’
  • 14.00 – 14.40 Martin Westgate QC, Doughty Street Chambers “The Supreme Court and Discharge of (Homelessness) Duty”
  • 14.40 – 15.00 Refreshments
  • 15.00 - 15.40 Ben Chataway, Doughty Street Chambers ‘The Equality Act 2010 post-Ackerman-Livingstone’
  • 15.40 – 16.20 John Hobson, Doughty Street Chambers ‘Anti-Social Behaviour and the 2014 Act’
  • 16.20 – 17.00 Roundtable discussion

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