Cornerstone Annual Housing Conference

04 Oct 2016


Gray's Inn, 8 South Square, London, WC1R 5ET


£100 per ticket

The annual conference is designed to provide local authorities, housing associations and social housing consultants with a thorough analysis of housing policy and strategy developments, including practical advice on a wide range of housing law issues.

The day will be hosted by Cornerstone Barristers’ team of housing experts.

  • Programme

    09.00 Registration (from 9am – 9.30am)

    09.30 Opening address and welcome – Ranjit Bhose QC (Chair)

    09.45 Plenary session: The key developments in 2016 and a look forward to 2017 – Ranjit Bhose QC and Andy Lane

    10.30 Plenary session: Tenancy management, fraud & enforcement –Kuljit Bhogal

    11.15 Refreshments

    11.40 Breakout session – 1

    a. Service Charges – Shomik Datta and Michael Paget
    A look at the key cases and developments for housing associations and local authority leaseholders

    b. Court of Protection update – Jenny Oscroft and Zoe Whittington
    What you need to know as a landlord of social housing

    c. Right to Buy and Pay to Stay – Andy Lane
    The latest on the voluntary extension of the Right to Buy to tenants of housing associations

    12.30 Lunch

    13.30 Breakout session – 2

    a. Welfare reform issues – Matt Lewin
    Pay to rent and other issues

    b. Anti-Social Behaviour: sharing experience on how the powers have been used – Kuljit Bhogal and Zoe Whittington

    c. Housing litigation – Dean Underwood
    JR and other public law changes for landlords

    14.15 Breakout session – 3

    a. Housing litigation – Dean Underwood
    JR and other public law changes for landlords

    b. Out of borough placement policy and practice – Kelvin Rutledge QC
    Practice and policy after Nzolameso

    c. Homelessness and allocations case law and policy update – Catherine Rowlands

    15.00 Refreshments

    15.20 Plenary session: Vulnerable tenants (inc. EA & HR) – Ryan Kohli and Emma Dring

    16.00 Panel Q&A: Ask the Cornerstone experts

    16.20 Closing remarks

    *Programme subject to change without prior notification*