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Book NowA “must” for all housing professionals
(Estates Management Team Leader)

The annual event for all ASB, Enforcement and Housing Management Teams within Local Authorities and Housing Associations

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programme Summary

  • Hoarding and ASB
  • The Ultimate Sanction: Loss of the Home
  • The new “Part 1” ASB Injunctions: 8 months on
  • Using the Other New tools to Best Effect
  • The Curious Incidents of the Dogs on the Estate:
    • dogs used as weapons
    • dog nuisance
    • dog neglect
    • dog mess
  • Gang related ASB
  • Q&A session : your chance to ask questions of the experts
  • SPECIAL PRACTICAL SESSION:  Applying the law & best practice to the kind of problems you will encounter in your work.




Registration and Refreshments


Chairman’s Welcome
Jan Luba QC


Gang related ASB
Caroline Cowley

  • Using the new injunction provisions in the Serious Crime Act 2015
  • Has the Calder case problem been solved?
  • Marshalling the right evidence of 'gang' membership and gang activity
  • Arrest, remands and imprisonment for breach of a gang injunction
  • Using the PSPO powers to close gang hangouts.
  • Cooperative working between housing providers, the police and the council


The new “Part 1” ASB Injunctions: 8 months on
Jan Luba QC

  • The new injunctions in practice
  • The new procedures in operation (including ‘interim’ injunctions)
  • ‘Accentuating the positive’: using positive requirements – the first cases
  • Applications against children
  • Enforcing the orders
  • Imprisonment for breach


Morning Refreshments


The Curious Incident of the Dogs on the Estate
Michael Owen

How to deal with problems of:

  • dogs used as weapons
  • dog nuisance
  • dog mess
  • dog neglect


Using the Other New tools to Best Effect
Peter Marcus

  • Closure powers, orders and notices 
  • Using PSPO powers to shut down communal areas used as bases for ASB
  • The PSPO in practice: Dover, Slough, Newport and many more
  • Is the CPN notice a useful tool at street/estate level
  • Are councils delegating/sharing powers with. Councils.
  • Are the Community Remedies helping victims get action/redress


Questions & Answers




Hoarding and ASB
Matthew Wilson

  • How to approach Hoarding cases
  • The complex framework simplified
  • How to avoid the risk of discrimination
  • Mental capacity
  • The roles of the Official Solicitor and the Court of Protection
  • Powers available to deal with hoarding cases
  • Practical examples to help you


The Ultimate Sanction: Loss of the Home
Jan Luba QC

  • The strengthened grounds for possession against secure/assured tenants
  • The new ‘absolute’ grounds: examples in practice
  • Ousting the tenant before the possession claim is heard
  • No more ‘suspended’ orders!
  • No more second, third, fourth ‘last chance’!
  • Trumping the human rights/public law/disability defences.


Afternoon Refreshments


ASB Law in Action:
Applying the law to practical examples
Peter Marcus


Ask the Experts
Speaker Panel


Close of Conference

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A “must” for all housing professionals
Estates Management Team Leader

The one conference I always insist on attending – I always derive great benefit from it
Community Safety Manager

Excellent – in terms of legal updates and practical advice
Senior Housing Officer

The Best ASB Conference yet
Neighbourhood Manager

Always Excellent
Area Manager

A very energising day!!
Housing ASB Officer

Brilliant topics and excellent speakers
Resident Services Manager

Always a worthwhile day – I will definitely be back next year
ASB Manager

Great conference, excellent speakers
Neighbourhood Manager

Lots to consider and action – the conference was delivered in an entertaining way too which helped me to maintain focus
Housing Services Team Leader


Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, London W8 5SR | Get Directions
Date: Friday 13 November 2015
Price: Still only £299 + VAT

SPECIAL HALF PRICE OFFER for multiple delegates from the same organisation: Book 3 or more places at the same time and the third and subsequent delegates can go at half price! See Terms and Conditions

cpd accredited

This conference is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Bar Standards Board and ILEX.
5 hours 30 minutes CPD.

speaker profiles

Jan Luba QC, Conference Chairman and speaker, Garden Court Chambers. Jan has been described in Chambers & Partners “Top 100 QCs” List: as “a truly exceptional talent” and one of the country’s foremost experts on social housing law. Jan is also the General Editor of Lime Legal’s Housing Law Week

Peter Marcus, barrister, Zenith Chambers has enormous experience in Anti-social behaviour work. As well as a deep knowledge of the law and best practice he also has many years’ of experience of dealing with asb cases from the most serious to lower level but often very problematic cases.

Caroline Cowley, solicitor, Social Housing Team Leader at Owen White LLP solicitors in London.  Caroline is a litigator with exceptional experience of anti-social behaviour cases, and has acted for Thames Valley Police in obtaining numerous Gang Related Violence Injunctions and ASBOs.   She has been described in Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession as “Knowledgeable on all aspects of tenancy enforcement.”

Michael Owen, Partner, Capsticks Solicitors. Michael advises social landlords nationally on all aspects of tenancies and tenancy enforcement. He is a specialist in all forms of housing management litigation. He has acted in a number of high profile ASB cases.

Matthew Wilson, Solicitor, Clarke Willmott LLP Solicitors.  Matthew specialises in Social Housing law and he has represented social landlords throughout the country, handling a wide variety of housing management related matters including anti-social behaviour work.  He has extensive experience and expertise in hoarding cases and social housing.


  • ASB Team Managers and Officers
  • Community Safety Teams
  • Housing Management Teams
  • Estate Managers and Officers
  • Housing Policy personnel
  • Heads of Housing
  • Social Landlord lawyers
  • Housing lawyers in private practice
  • Tenancy Advisorsdownload brochure

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