Zoom webinar – Homelessness and the Public Sector Equality Duty

04 May 2020, 6:31 pm


Catherine Rowlands, Kuljit Bhogal, Emma Dring, Tara O'Leary, Rowan Clapp



Cornerstone Barristers hosted a Webinar on 04/05/2020 focused around: How should the PSED be addressed in homelessness decisions under Part 7 Housing Act 1996? Do the Courts expect to see in decision letters? What happens if the duty is overlooked or not properly complied with?

The panel of speakers consisted some of Cornerstone’s Housing Team, inluding; Catherine Rowlands, Kuljit Bhogal, Emma Dring, Tara O’Leary and Rowan Clapp.

They discussed the latest developments in this important area of the law and offer practical tips. The webinar will covered the important Court of Appeal judgment in McMahon v Watford BC [2020] EWCA Civ 497, in which four of our barristers appeared on behalf of the two local authorities involved. In this webinar the team:

  • Summarised the key principles of law.
  • Explained the latest case law, including McMahon v Watford BC.
  • Reviewed some practical tips for decision makers.
  • Answered questions from the audience.

SLIDES – Please click here to dowload a copy of the slides that were used in this webinar