Webinar: Possession claims: what now and what next? A guide for tenant lawyers

30 July 2020

Shelter reports that nearly 230,000 renters are at risk of ‘Covid-eviction’ once the stay on possession proceedings is lifted next month. An estimated 3% of private renters have fallen into arrears since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, applications for injunctions due to anti-social behaviour by local authorities and registered providers have increased since April.

What does this mean for lawyers advising tenants?

In this webinar, Sarah Salmon and Christopher McCarthy of the Field Court Housing Team consider the impact that lockdown has had on possession claims and what advisers should consider going forward. They will focus particularly on:

  • case management
  • relief from sanctions and,
  • preparing for the end of the stay.

To register

Please email the following details to events@fieldcourt.co.uk:

  • Your first name and last name
  • Your job title and organisation

Registered delegates will be sent login details in advance to join the webinar.


Sarah Salmon is a specialist housing, property and local government barrister. She is frequently instructed in possession actions, applications for injunctive relief and homelessness matters. Her caseload involves all aspects of housing law including anti-social behaviour, gaining tenancies by deception, subletting and failed successions.

Christopher McCarthy has extensive experience in a range of disputes concerning property and housing, both in court and in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). His work includes possession claims, including bringing or defending applications to set-aside possession orders or suspend warrants, trespassers and interim orders.


Anna Dannreuther