Right to a home

Thursday 12 March 2015, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Thursday 12 March 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  
Areas of Law: Housing Law

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Join us for the first seminar of our Fundamental Rights series! This seminar will enrich your knowledge of the “right to a home” in domestic and international law, and will provide you with the knowledge necessary to make practical use of this right in the domestic context.

This seminar will cover:

  • The right to a habitable home under international law, what can be done to enforce it and the historical development of the right
  • The application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to housing circumstances in the UK context
  • The application of Article 8 ECHR in possession proceedings and the circumstances in which the law may delay or prevent the loss of an individual’s home

What is included?

  • Solicitors - this seminar will count towards 1.5 hours of your CPD requirements
  • Accredited by the BSB
  • Talks prepared by one of the country’s leading housing law barristers, Jan Luba QC, District Judge Wendy Backhouse and Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, Claire Sephton.
  • Comprehensive notes for your future reference
  • The opportunity to ask questions
  • Refreshments

Who should attend?

Practitioners and academics working in public law, housing and/or human rights who are interested in the context and practical application of this vital social right. Some background knowledge of the area will be assumed.

About the speakers

Chair: Connor Johnston practises primarily in housing, homelessness and community care. He is committed to representing the interests of those who are homeless or at-risk of losing their home. He is the co-chair of the Young Legal Aid Lawyers.

Jan Luba QC practises almost exclusively in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Most recently, Jan has sought to establish the importance of housing as a human right, particularly for the most disadvantaged and poorly housed.

Jan and Connor will be joined on the panel by District Judge Wendy Backhouse and Claire Sephton, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster.

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