|Thursday 17 November 2016
|6:30pm - 8:00pm
|Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ
|Areas of Law:
The aim of this seminar is to provide a practical guide to handling urgent applications for accommodation under both the homelessness legislation and the Children Act 1989.
Challenging local authority refusal/failure to arrange accommodation or decision to terminate temporary accommodation is an important feature of homelessness cases. Such challenges – by their very nature – most often have to be made urgently, out-of-hours, and in highly pressurised situations. This seminar will look at the legal framework and procedural requirements for bringing such challenges and will offer a practical guide to all stages of the process, from pre-action negotiation to applications for interim relief.
This seminar will cover:
- The legal frameworks of Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 and sections 17 and 20 of the Children Act 1989 and relevant case-law
- Tests for mandatory and prohibitory injunctions
- Practical tactics and tips
Who should attend?
Practitioners in housing, community care, and public law, including solicitors, paralegals, and caseworkers.
Adrian Berry has a broad practice across a range of inter-related areas concerning migration, human rights and protection. He has particular expertise in EU and nationality law, EU-related housing cases and cases which raise eligibility issues for migrants.
Shu Shin Luh has a broad public law practice. She has a special interest in the rights of children and vulnerable adults and others in need of services and support.