Housing law and human rights masterclass

13 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

Providers of social housing and their tenants continue to face tough challenges. The current Government’s austerity programme, welfare reform, and the increasing need for affordable housing is pushing the housing sector to its limits. Difficulties and complexities in this area are likely to be compounded should the Government proceed with its expressed intention to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998.

This half day master class aims to provide you with up to date information on the latest housing law and human rights cases and offer practical guidance on how to tackle these topical issues as they arise.


11.30 – 12.15  
Sandwiches and refreshments available.

12.15 – 12.30
Chair’s welcome
Brie Stevens-Hoare QC

12.30 – 13.15    
Keynote address
Adam Sampson, Legal Ombudsman and former chief executive of Shelter

13.15 – 14.00    
Article 8: Is it dead in the water?
Arthur Moore

14.00 – 15.00
Workshop A:
Repossession and human rights: Lessons to be learnt from recent cases
Leon Glenister and Jonathan Hulley (Clarke Willmott)

Workshop B:
Equality Act and public law defences
Paul Hayes (Lewis Silkin) and Karl King

15.00 – 15.30    

15.30 – 16.15    
Welfare Reform and human rights
Daniel Skinner (Batchelors) and Alexander Campbell

16.15 – 17.00    
Discussion panel
Stephen Howlett (Peabody), Jonathan Hulley (Clarke Willmott), Nick Billingham (Devonshires) and barristers from Hardwicke

Close and refreshments