Fri02Jul LONDON Housing Discussion at Birkbeck Colege

Tony Gosling tony at
Wed Jun 30 20:44:37 BST 2010

>Friday 2nd July
>Venue: Room 532, Malet Street main building, Birkbeck
>The right to housing remains a critical issue 
>that has always focused critical questions as to 
>who does law protect? This event begins with 
>presentations by two leading barristers.
>'Homelessness and the Allocation of Social 
>Housing' - Liz Davies (Garden Court Chambers 
>(co-author of Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice, 2006)
>'Squatters Rights since 1977 and the Effect of 
>the European Convention on Housing Law' - David 
>Watkinson (Garden Court Chambers, 1st Chair and 
>current member of the Housing and Land Committee 
>of the Civil Justice Council; 'Barrister of the 
>Year' award at the 2005 LALY (Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year)
>Roundtable discussion: Solving the Housing 
>Problem? The Right to the City, Homelessness and the Future
>Chair: Lucy Finchett-Maddock (Birkbeck)
>Participants: Dr Helen Carr (University of 
>Kent), Liz Davies, John Mills (Camelot Property 
>Management Ltd), David Watkinson, 
>Representatives, Advisory Service for Squatters
>CPD accredited by the Bar Standards Board
>Film screening: The Strategy of the Snail (La Estrategia del caracol, 1993)
>A group of tenants who share an old house in 
>Bogota fear impending eviction when the owner 
>tries to reclaim the building. Discussion led by 
>Maria Carolina Olarte Olarte and Lucy Finchett-Maddock
>"Events are free, but please register at lawontrial at"
>S Q U A T S - E N
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