Seeking & Enforcing Possession Orders

previous meeting

17/04/2008 06:00pm-09:00pm
The Gulbenkian Room, Park Crescent Conference Centre, 299 Great Portland Street, Regent’s Park

Thursday 17th April 2008 6.30 – 9.00pm

Registration, wine & sandwiches between 6.30 – 7.30pm

The Speakers

District Judge Neil Hickman – of Milton Keynes County Court, a District Judge since 2000 and previously a solicitor specialising in landlord and tenant work, is Joint General Editor of the Civil Court Service and was a member of the Working Party which considered possession orders in the light of Harlow DC v Hall. He will be pointing out “some Heffalump traps and how to avoid them”.

Jon Holbrook – a barrister with 2-3 Gray’s Inn since 2006, Jon’s first 13 years at the bar were spent as a legal aid practitioner. He is now recognised as a leading junior for his expertise, forthright advice and skills as an advocate in social housing and public and administrative law. Jon will be focusing on rent arrears – the protocol, payment periods, PPOs/SPOs and warrant suspensions.

Nick Billingham – a solicitor and partner with Devonshires will chair the meeting.

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The Venue

The Gulbenkian Room, Park Crescent Conference Centre: International Students House, 299 Great Portland Street, Regent’s Park, London W1W 5PN

Tube: Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Regent’s Park

Bus: C2, 18, 27, 30.88, 205,435 to Great Portland Street or Marylebone Road

Map: The building is opposite Great Portland Street Tube Station behind a small car park.

Admission and CPD

£20 (members); £10 (trainees & pupils who are members); £75 (non-members)

Membership available in advance or on the night

Tickets available on the door only

Law Society, Bar Council & ILEX accreditation: 1½ CPD points

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