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Public law and discrimination challenges to possession claims

This webinar considers the current state of play of such matters being raised in defences to possession claims, and increasingly (with discrimination) as a damages counterclaim as well, and considers strategies to deal effectively and confidently with them.

Cases such as LB Wandsworth v Winder [1985] AC 461 and Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2011] 2 AC 104 seem very well established now yet public law and discrimination defences continue to come before the higher courts. See for example [2020] HLR 27, Paragon ASRA Housing Ltd v Neville [2018] HLR 39 and Dacorum Borough Council v Powell [2019] HLR 21.

The webinar was chaired by Dean Underwood, who has had experience of these issues in the higher courts, and includes contributions from housing and public law teams’ members - Andy Lane, Ryan Kohli, Riccardo Calzavara, and Rowan Clapp.

This webinar is from the fourth day of Cornerstone Barristers' Housing Week series.

About the speakers

Sarah Sutherland

Dean Underwood

Dean is marked out by the legal directories as a leading junior in landlord and tenant, property, public and administrative law and has a particular expertise in housing and related administrative law.

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andrewlane

Andrew Lane

Andy's practice focuses on social housing and property, and administrative and public law.

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ryankohli

Ryan Kohli

Ryan is a leading public law practitioner with particular expertise in planning and environmental law and social housing.

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Wayne Beglan

Riccardo Calzavara

Riccardo represents clients of all types in all of Chambers' core practice areas. He specialises in public law and judicial review, housing and homelessness, and property law.

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Rowann Clapp

Rowan Clapp

Rowan joined Cornerstone Barristers as a tenant in October 2019. He is developing a broad practice across all areas of Chambers' work, including Public Law & Judicial Review, Planning & Environmental Law, Housing Law, Information Law, Licensing and Commercial & Regulatory Law.

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