|Date:||Thursday 23 May 2013|
|Time:||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
|Venue:||Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ|
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
Who should attend
Housing practitioners making or advising on applications under the new exceptional funding regime.
About the speakers
CPD Hours: 1.5
Speakers: John Beckley and Connor Johnston
Cost: £25.00 per person plus VAT