Cornerstone Barristers Housing Conference 2018

02 Oct 2018, 4:19 pm


The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn,the Large Pension Room, London, WC1R 5JA


£100+VAT (Early Bird Offer: single ticket £80+VAT, two tickets £150+VAT. The offer expires on 31 August)

Hosted by the Cornerstone Housing Team, the conference will provide a thorough analysis of the latest developments in housing law and policy, as well as practical advice on a wide range of housing law issues.

The conference is relevant to all those working in social housing, including lawyers in local authorities and housing associations, private practitioners and social housing consultants.

  • Programme

    09:15 – Registration and refreshments

    09:30 – Opening address and welcome – Elizabeth Woodman (CEO), Elliot Langdorf (Senior Clerk)

    09:45 – Plenary session: The key developments in 2018 and a look forward to 2019 – Kelvin Rutledge QC, Kuljit Bhogal, Catherine Rowlands

    10:30 – Plenary session: Tenancy management, fraud and enforcement – Andy Lane, Dean Underwood, Tara O’Leary

    11:15 – Refreshments

    11:40 – Breakout session 1

    12:30 – Lunch

    13:30 – Breakout session 2

    14:15 – Breakout session 3

    15:00 – Refreshments

    15:20 – Plenary session: Vulnerable tenants –  Peggy Etiebet, Alex Williams

    16:00 – Panel Q&A: Ask the Cornerstone Experts

    16:20 – Closing remarks

    List of topics

    • HRA 2017 and housing allocations – Andy Lane, Riccardo Calzavara
    • Leasehold management post-Grenfell – Ranjit Bhose QC, Ruchi Parekh
    • Local authorities’ role in delivering housing supply – Matt Hutchings QC
    • Selective and additional licensing – Dean Underwood
    • Housing related capacity and CoP – Zoë Whittington, Michael Paget
    • Housing Judicial Review tactics – Kelvin Rutledge QC, Matt Lewin