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Housing Law and Criminal Law Overlap via the Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Speaker: Yinka Adediji
Chambers: One Pump Court

In keeping with Law Friends’ ethos of highlighting the meeting points of different aspects of law, One Pump Court’s Yinka Adediji presents on the overlaps between housing law and criminal law in relation to domestic violence. Concentrating on the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, this seminar defines the different types of abuse covered by the law, its purpose, and practical implementation, focusing on:

  • Controlling or Coercive Behaviour
  • Economic Abuse
  • Emotional and Psychological Abuse
  • Child as a Victim of Domestic Abuse
  • Priority Need
  • Qualifying tenancy in relation to the Housing Act 1996
  • Eligibility – the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession

Yinka’s practice revolves around social welfare and human rights based areas of law. She has a particular interest in statutory homelessness appeals, issues relating to migrant welfare and asylum support and matters arising from community care provisions, including the Children Act 1989 and the Care Act 2014.

Yinka provides training on housing, asylum support and community law and undertakes pro bono work on request.