Housing Law: Update

A one-day seminar for experienced practitioners. Provides an update regarding key developments in housing law, with an emphasis on recent case law decisions and their implications for housing advice and casework.

Public course dates
Also offered in-house Information about in-house courses
Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
25 Jul 2017 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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13 Sep 2017 Manchester £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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7 Nov 2017 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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Please note: the 13 September 2017 date which was advertised in our April-September leaflet is being run in Manchester (not London as shown in the leaflet). Apologies for any confusion.

‘Excellent training - clear, comprehensive and relevant.’

Trainer, National Homelessness Advice Service

‘Excellent as always.’

Solicitor, Kennard Wells

‘Carefully prepared and very well delivered.’

Caseworker, Canterbury Housing Advice Centre

NB. Anyone looking for an update regarding the latest on the Homelessness Reduction Bill (Act) would be better attending one of our 'Homelessness Prevention and Reduction Seminars'.

Course contains

  • Landlord and tenant law
  • Tenancy deposit schemes
  • Deregulation Act 2015
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Cases with a human rights element
  • Disability discrimination
  • Homelessness
  • Homeless children and community care provision

Learning outcomes

After attending, you will be able to:

  • Take account of / prepare for actual or impending changes to legislation
  • Identify current legal and policy issues affecting tenants, borrowers, occupiers, homeless people and those in housing need
  • Assess the impact of recent case law on your work and practice.

Suitable for

Housing advisers, lawyers and local authority staff with a good working knowledge of housing law.

Meet the trainers

John Gallagher: London 25 July, 7 Nov 2017

John is Principal Solicitor with Shelter’s legal team and has specialised in housing law for 25 years. He worked in private practice in Liverpool, at Nottingham Law Centre and the London Housing Aid Centre, which subsequently became part of Shelter. John is an executive member of the Housing Law Practitioners’ Association. He has trained extensively for Shelter and the Legal Action Group, and is a co-author of the book ‘Defending Possession Proceedings’.

Gary Willock: Manchester 13 September 2017

Gary has a broad knowledge of housing law and has been practicing in this area for the over 10 years. His housing practice includes homelessness, public law and human rights defences, along with defences involving disability discrimination issues under the Equality Act 2010. In the context of housing cases, Gary also has experience of community care law - including assessments under section 47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 and accommodation under section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948 - as well cases where defendants are protected parties. Before being called to the Bar, Gary was a partner at a niche housing law firm and therefore has the benefit of practical litigation experience. He regularly delivers practical-based training to solicitors and housing advisers.

CPD hours 5