Practical Tips for Possession: The View from the Housing Possession Duty Desk and Exceptional Funding under LASPO

Thursday 23 May 2013, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Thursday 23 May 2013
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ   Get directions

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This seminar will focus on practical tips for those working on the Housing Possession Duty Desk Scheme and the provisions under s10 Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, whereby individuals who are not otherwise entitled to legal aid may be entitled to "exceptional funding" to avoid a breach of their EU rights or their rights under the ECHR. This seminar aims to give an outline of the law and procedure for making such applications.

Practical tips for solicitors and advisors working on the Housing Possession Duty Desk Scheme including:

  • Identifying potential defences
  • Public law and proportionality
  • Ideas for dealing with 'bedroom tax' cases
  • How not to upset the District Judge

New exceptional funding regime under s.10 of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 including:

  • Case law - Airey v Ireland, Steel and Morris v UK and beyond
  • Guidance - The Lord Chancellor's Exceptional Funding Guidance
  • Procedure - The Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012 and the Exceptional Cases Funding Provider Pack

What is included?

  • 1.5 hours of fully-accredited CPD training
  • Talks prepared by experienced housing barristers
  • The opportunity to ask questions
  • Refreshments

Who should attend

Housing practitioners making or advising on applications under the new exceptional funding regime.

About the speakers

John Beckley and Connor Johnston are members of Garden Court Chambers Housing Team.

 

CPD Hours: 1.5

Speakers: John Beckley and Connor Johnston

Cost: £25.00 per person plus VAT

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