LAG/Arden Chambers Homelessness Conference 13 July 2017

At this one-day conference in London,  leading barristers at Arden Chambers will present a comprehensive survey of the main areas of homelessness law.

Delegates will be the first to see, and will receive a FREE copy of, the new 10th edition of Homelessness and Allocations publishing July 2017.*

Homelessness and Allocations (Final)

The Homelessness Reduction Act will transform the help councils are expected to provide the homeless  especially to single homeless people who previously been turned away as not being in priority need. For the first  time  there will also be a duty for local authorities to prevent homelessness by intervening early to help those who will be facing  homelessness.This conference will consider the key provisions of the Act as well as cover all the main case law developments that have occurred since last year’s conference.

Solicitors, barristers and advisers working in homelessness and housing law will find this  conference invaluable. It will also appeal to local authority housing officers and those making homelessness decisions as well as those in the voluntary sector assisting homeless applicants. The trainers  will deliver a conference that will emphasise the recent legal developments in the field of homelessness law but also provide practical guidance and advice for those working in the field.


08.45 Registration
09.30 Introduction and overview, Andrew Arden QC
10.10 Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, Justin Bates
10.50 Refreshments
11.10 Break out session 1 :

  1. Repeat applications, Alex Campbell
  2. Equality Act, Stephanie Lovegrove
  3. Property duties, Riccardo Calzavara

12.05 Allocations: Christopher Baker

12.35 Lunch

13.35 Suitability of accommodation, Iain Colville

14.15 Eligibility, Toby Vanhegan

14.55 Refreshments

15.15 Breakout session 2 :

  1. Temporary accommodation, Naveen Agnihotri
  2. Priority need, Annette Cafferkey
  3. Other housing provisions, Amy Just

16.00 Out of Area accommodation, Ian Peacock
16.30 Reviews and appeals, Andrew Dymond
17.00 Conference close

Please note the programme is liable to change depending on the availability of the speakers.

Download a conference flyer here.

Download a booking form (please fill in one each per delegate) here.

*Please note that the free copy of Homelessness and Allocations, will be handed out on the day of the conference to all delegates who have paid the conference fees in full. Any cancellations must be done in writing. If cancellation occurs 14 days or less before the course start date, the full course fee + VAT is payable and delegates will be sent a copy of the conference papers and a copy of Homelessness and Allocations.



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