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.
We are delighted that 8 members of chambers have been included in Chambers and Partners 2021. Additionally, we continue to be ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
118 barristers applied and 36 were selected to be part of a network of future Bar leaders.
Practitioners should be aware that the changes to Part 81, Civil Procedure Rules which came into effect on 1 October 2020 have already caused issues in the county courts in matters concerning Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. There has been a disparity in how the courts are dealing with breaches both on arrest and on application.
We are delighted that 10 members of chambers have been included in Legal 500 2021. Additionally, we are ranked as a set for our social housing law team.