4.30-5.30 Seminar:

Law in Books v Law in Practice: Housing Possession

In conversation with Turpin & Miller LLP, who run the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme in Oxford, Lisa reports on research into the housing possession procession that looks at both the legal rules and their operation in practice. Lisa explains how important it is to invest knowledge of the law with an awareness of its social significance, and considers how empirical legal research can achieve research ‘impact’.

 

5.30-6.00:

Refreshments

 

6.00-7.30

Workshop:

Setting up a Clinic on Evictions and Repossessions at Hull This workshop brings together the ’academy’ and ’practice’ to explore new ideas on how to support those threatened with homelessness. Lisa reports on a trial project, known as the ‘Clinic on Evictions and Repossessions’ (CLEAR), which is based at the University of Hull and funded by the Ferens Education Trust. CLEAR aims to provide advice to occupiers at risk of losing their home and has the support of members of the local judiciary, debt advisors, and landlords.