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Social Tenants in Arrears and PSED Updates

Speaker: Maria Lidiard
Chambers: One Pump Court

In this informative and wide-ranging seminar, we welcome Maria Liddiard, who takes a look at the ever-more crucial issue of social tenants in arrears. In-depth, she talks about:

The Pre-Action Protocol
Non-compliance?
Implications
The Public Sector Equality Duty: Updates — Basics, defending possession claims

Relevant law

London and Quadrant Housing Trust v Patrick [2019] EWHC 1263 (QB)
Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v TM (2021) EWCA Civ 1890
Taylor v Slough Borough Council (2020) EWHC 3520 (Ch)
Rosebery Housing Association Ltd v Williams & Anor (2021) EW Misc 22 (CC)

Maria is a pupil, specialising in Crime and Housing at One Pump Court. In her crime seat, Maria assisted with a wide range of defence cases in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts, as well as the Court of Appeal. A number of these have involved defences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Additionally, she has been involved in several cases with mental health aspects, including where a Trial of Fact has been conducted. She has also gained experience related to inquests into death in custody, and parole hearings.

In her Housing seat, Maria is currently observing and working a variety of areas including the prosecution of landlords under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, homelessness and allocations, possession claims and cases involving anti-social behaviour. Many of these cases have also involved issues under the Equality Act 2010.