9 JANUARY 2019 

    Location: Central Bristol Venue- TBC 

    AM Seminar: Registration from 9.30am, session 10.00-1pm, followed by lunch

    PM Seminar: Registration from 1.30pm (with lunch provided), session 2.00pm-5.00pm 

    The Seminar will be divided into two discrete sessions. Delegates are welcome to attend just the morning or afternoon session or both, subject to availability. 


    The morning seminar will focus on housing management at the operational level and will involve a number of sessions that will update delegates on a wide range of topics.

    The keynote speaker will be His Honour Judge Cotter QC, Designated Civil Judge and Senior Circuit Judge, who will deliver an update on the Civil Justice Council's review into the use of anti-social behaviour injunctions by social landlords. The outcome of the review is likely to have significant implications for all social landlords when considering such injunctions in the future. Other sessions during the morning will also cover:

    Tackling tenancy fraud effectively (Kate O'Brien, Senior Associate, Bevan Brittan LLP)

    Using High Court Enforcement Officers to speed up enforcement of possession orders (Alex Hill, Property Services Director, Andrew Wilson & Co (High Court Enforcement Officers)

    VFM standard – how to get more for less from your external lawyers (Neil Brand, Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP)


    The afternoon seminar will focus more on a range of topical strategic and governance-related issues that affect the social housing sector as a whole. including:-

    'Lifetime v fixed term tenancies' – the legal considerations (Stephen Evans, Barrister and Property Team Leader, Five Paper)

    A strategic approach to managing the sharp rise in disrepair claims (Neil Brand, Partner and Matthew Watts, Solicitor, Bevan Brittan LLP)

    Customer engagement post-Grenfell - Yarlington Housing Group's approach (Gemma Burton-Connolly, Head of Governance and Legal Services, Yarlington Housing Group)

    Fire safety in social housing – legal update (Steve Eccles, Partner, Bevan Brittan, LLP)

    The fire safety session will include a 'hot off the press' update on the Government's plans for reform of fire safety regulation following the Hackitt review, which are due to be announced shortly before Christmas.



    Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please email us at events@bevanbrittan.com and a member of our events team will be in touch with you within 3 working days

    I really want to attend but can't make the date. Will you repeat this event? Even though we may not repeat the specific event we will be holding other events that may be of relevance to you so please email events@bevanbrittan.com with your chosen areas of interest.

Published 09/01/2019