Three reasons to look forward to the Cornerstone Housing Day 2019

24 Sep 2019

Housing, Public Law and Judicial Review

The annual Cornerstone Housing Day will be taking place on 2 October 2019 in Gray’s Inn, London.

Here are three reasons to look forward to it.

First, it’s an opportunity to catch up on all the essential developments in housing law from the last 12 months.

It’s been a very busy 2019, with a number of important cases decided in the courts – including Samuels v Birmingham, Adesotu v Lewisham, Powell v Dacorum, Forward v Aldwyck, Patrick v L&Q, Adam v Westminster – and some vital new pieces of legislation – including changes to the s.21 procedure and the ban on tenant fees. In case you didn’t have time to read them all the way to the end, don’t worry: Kelvin Rutledge QC, Ranjit Bhose QC and Tara O’Leary will be reviewing the year in housing law at 10am. Meanwhile, Catherine Rowlands, Kuljit Bhogal and Dean Underwood will be looking ahead to 2020 at 3pm.

Second, you are spoiled for choice with no less than nine breakout sessions led by members of the Cornerstone housing team.

We all know that social housing providers do far more than just provide a roof over someone’s head. Each of these practical sessions will focus on some of the more complex aspects of social housing management, including tenants lacking capacity, the abolition of the HRA borrowing cap, domestic violence and the public sector equality duty.

Additionally, Kuljit Bhogal and Tara O’Leary will be leading a breakout session on their PSPO experience including defending Ealing’s abortion clinic buffer zone.

Each breakout session will offer practical advice to help you find a way to resolve these pressing concerns successfully.

Third, and perhaps most important of all, it’s a chance to spend the day in the company of some of the friendliest barristers in social housing and to meet and share ideas with their equally wonderful clients.

We look forward to welcoming you next week!