Current and Future Issues in Housing Law

17 September 2015, 9.15 AM - 17 September 2015, 5.00 PM

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 Please book your place on the online shop

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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