The Impact of Child Welfare Duties in Housing Law

Wednesday 13 May 2015, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Date: Wednesday 13 May 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet Street, London EC4 1HT  

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The seminar looks at two recent cases, SG v DWP and Nzolamesco v Westminster CC, in which the Supreme Court highlighted the importance of examining the interests of children in the housing or housing related contexts.

This seminar will cover:

  • The impact of the judgment in Nzolamesco v Westminster CC with regards to obligations under s.11 of the Children Act 2004
  • The impact of the judgment in SG v DWP in relation to benefit caps violating the UN convention on the rights of the child
  • A look at the current state of the law
  • The relationship between the international and domestic duties of the law and how they can be deployed in English Courts
  • How this is applicable to those who are in need of housing

For further information please click on the link below:

Housing Law and Child Welfare Flyer


Shu Shin Luh, Garden Court Chambers, Martin Westgate QC and Lindsay Johnson, Doughty Street Chambers


There is no charge for attending, but places are limited and must be booked in advance. To reserve a place, please RSVP to



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