This online course is being delivered as three separate sessions. Delegates can choose to attend a single session or all three depending on their level of experience and desired training outcomes.
The programme is subject to change.
Beginner to Intermediate - 16 September 2021 09:30-13:00
Overview * The court and the duty day * Types of cases * The basic elements of housing possession cases * Taking instructions * Dealing with vulnerable/difficult clients * Communicating with landlords and their representatives * The hearing * Outcomes * Advice after the hearing * Warrants
Intermediate to Advanced - 14 October 2021 09:30-13:00
Refresher overview of court duty advice * Advanced ideas for dealing with clients, opponents and the court * Case strategies * Mandatory order cases - rent and section 21 * Mandatory order cases – Equality Act, public law and human rights * Appeals * Set aside applications
Advocacy on duty - 25th November 2021 09:30-13:00
Please note that this date has changed from when the session was initially advertised.
In this session Simon Mullings, Sue James and Justine Compton, Deputy District Judge will discuss strategies for dealing with court duty hearings. Attendees will benefit from the experience of both sides of the district bench and may learn what makes judges happy and what does not.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for group rates.
Housing, Practice and procedure