Avoiding disrepute: the lawyers' guide to avoiding and successfully defending disrepair claims

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12/10/2017 06:00pm-08:00pm
This event will take place in Capsticks, next to Wimbledon tube station

Recently, in some areas claimant solicitors have begun advertising on social media and sending ‘surveyors’ into public spaces, offering to get repairs done for people. There has been a resurgence of disrepair claims as a result. They are complex and difficult to address without experience and knowledge of the underlying issues. Most of the allegations are unmeritorious for one reason or another. The availability of legal aid for disrepair counterclaims has also led to a rise in ‘ambush’ counterclaims on rent cases.

At our next members' meeting, chaired by Jonathan Hulley (Capsticks) on 12th October 2017, Emily Orme (in-house Counsel at Shepherds Bush Housing Group) and Iain Wightwick, barrister at Unity Street Chambers, will consider the pro-active steps that social landlords can take to avoid such claims; and the legal, procedural and tactical defences available to protect social landlords and their finances in court.

Register now to avoid disappointment.

The Venue


1 St George's Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 4DR
The closest Tube station is Wimbledon, just next door.


Thursday 12th October 2017 - 6.30pm - 8.00pm
(Registration, Networking and food & beverages from 6.00pm - 6.30pm)

Admission and CPD points

£50 (non SHLA members)
£15 (trainees & pupils who are SHLA members)
£30 (SHLA members)

Law Society, Bar Standards Board: 1½ CPD hours
(CPD hours subject to approval by professional standards bodies)

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