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
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Location Public Course Price
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25 Oct 2016 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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25 Jan 2017 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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22 Feb 2017 Birmingham £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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7 Mar 2017 Manchester £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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12 Apr 2017 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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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 October 2016 / 25 January 2017 / 12 April 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’.

Mark Robinson: Manchester, 14 September 2016 / Manchester, 7 March 2017

Mark worked as a housing advice worker from 1987 and then qualified as a housing solicitor in 1999. In his casework he has specialised in challenging homeless decisions, acting for tenants in s21 1988 Housing Act possession claims, and in defending anti-social behaviour possession and injunction proceedings. He has a particular interest in human rights and public law issues. Mark has trained extensively in housing law for Shelter since 1999, writes and updates a range of our courses and is housing editor of the Citizens Advice publication ‘The Adviser’.

Guy Wardle: Birmingham 22 February 2017

Guy is a full-time independent consultant and trainer who has delivered training for Shelter since 2000. He has worked in the field of housing and homelessness for over 25 years and has worked as a freelance trainer and consultant for fifteen years. Initially Guy worked in hostels for single homeless people, and then housing advice, for nine years. Guy has previously been a director of two small charities assisting single homeless people and was a member of the steering committee of the West Midlands Housing Law Group. Guy runs many of Shelter's courses, including the more advanced housing and homelessness topics. Much of his consultancy work is around the delivery of local authority housing options services - advising on homelessness reviews - and the management of supported housing projects, including assisting in drafting policies, procedures and tenancy and license agreements.

CPD hours 5