The latest news in this ongoing and controversial problem is yesterday’s Government announcement of a £3.5bn fund towards the repair/removal of dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings in England.
The Civil Procedure Rules Practice Direction 55C, which came into force on 23 August 2020, has been extended from 28 March 2021 to 30 July 2021. The deadline for reactivation notices has also been extended from 29 January 2021 to 4pm on 30 April 2021.
Sarah Salmon is acting for the London Borough of Hounslow in a High Court case to decide issues of principle in local authority claims for injunctions against ‘persons unknown’. The case could have much wider application as local authorities have used the same statutory provisions to seek injunctions against ‘persons unknown’ to restrain raves and car cruising (among other things).
Sarah Salmon will be one of the panellists speaking about ASBIs and committal in the Covid-19 era at the HLPA’s Housing Law Conference 2020. The conference is taking place remotely on Thursday 10 December.
This week has already seen two important developments for social housing practitioners: the laying before parliament of regulations dealing with, inter alia, the suspension of evictions from residential tenancies and the publication of the long-awaited Social Housing White Paper.
Today, the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.6) Rules 2020 (SI No. 1228) have been laid before Parliament. They are due to come into effect on Wednesday 2 December 2020.
Sarah Salmon was highly commended in the Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year category at the 2020 Bar Pro Bono Awards virtual ceremony. The category had a record number of nominees this year.
We are delighted to sponsor the Social Housing Law Association’s 2020 annual conference which takes place online from Monday 16 November until Friday 20 November.
The nominations recognise their pro bono advice and representation in the Court of Appeal case of Jarvis v Evans (in which Shelter Cymru were an intervenor). The case was heard in June and considered landlord licensing in Wales.
The Court of Appeal judgment in Prempeh v Lakhany considered 2 issues that have been raised against landlords recently in respect of s.8, Housing Act 1988 notices.