The Social Housing Law Association (SHLA) was formed in 2005 by a group of housing professionals and lawyers who saw the need for a forum where ideas and information could be exchanged and discussed.

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    THE BIG COURT OR THE HOME COURT? 2018-04-27 13:57:24

    The Court of Appeal has decided that interim relief can only be sought via s.204A Housing Act 1996 if the s.204 appeal is challenging a review decision rather than the original decision – Davis v Watford Borough Council [2018] EWCA Civ 529. Michael Paget and Zoë Whittington of Cornerstone Barristers, who acted for Watford Borough Council, explain the decision.

Forthcoming Event

SHLA's 13th Annual Conference

SHLA's 13th Annual Conference

22/11/2018 09:00am-06:00pm
@ The Crowne Plaza Hotel

Celebrating the role of women in social housing law and practice

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Words from our Chairman

At our next members' meeting, chaired by Emily Orme (in-house Counsel at Shepherds Bush Housing Group) on 26 April 2018 and Stephen Evans, barrister at 5 Paper Building, Emily and Stephen will consider Fire Safety from both a practical and legal perspective and also the pro-active steps that public landlords can take in dealing with all aspects of Fire Safety.

So, register now to avoid disappointment! 

Dean Underwood, Chair

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The third SHLA Midlands Branch event, another successful one!

The third SHLA Midlands Branch event, another successful one! The Social Housing Law Association: Midlands Branch, held its third, very successful event, on 20 March 2018 on the topical issue of Litigants in Person (LiP). St Ives Chambers Head of Housing, Michael Singleton, gave an informative talk about this topic as well as some helpful hints and tips.

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SHLA (Midlands) Event a Great Success!

SHLA (Midlands) Event a Great Success! The first SHLA (Midlands) event since its sell-out launch event in the summer was another strong vote of confidence in the initiative to bring housing law professionals together in the Midlands.

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