Local Government & Social Housing Delegates welcomed to Liverpool

November 30, 2015

Over 250 delegates gathered at Liverpool Town Hall on Friday 20th November 2015 for Exchange Chambers’ annual Local Government and Social Housing Conference. The event, now in its 10th year, is a sector focused national conference for local authorities, private registered providers and their solicitors and insurers.

Delegates attended a range of seminars throughout the day and were able to exchange their own experiences with each other during informal discussions over lunch in the magnificent main ballroom at the Town Hall.

The 16 speakers at the event covered areas as diverse as anti-social behaviour, housing, human rights, crime, personal injury, employment, commercial litigation, competition / EU law, planning and public law.

Exchange Chambers is independently recognised by the independent guide to the legal profession as a leading Chambers in the fields of local government law and social housing law (Chambers UK 2016).

Paul Burns, Head of the Local Government and Social Housing Department at Exchange Chambers, commented on the success of the seminar:

We were delighted to welcome so many delegates to Liverpool. The seminar is now the largest of its kind in the UK and reflects the independently recognised expertise and popularity of our barristers across a number of areas of work. The feedback from delegates has been excellent and we are looking forward to building on this success during 2016.”

Delegates were equally enthusiastic about the event.

Susan Taylor, a solicitor at Wigan Council and Non-Executive Director of Symphony Housing Group said “The day was excellent – informative, practical and it provided a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from other local authorities and housing providers and share experience and best practice”.

Clare Thomas, solicitor at Denbighshire Council said “This is my second year attending the Local Government and Social Housing Seminar. The sessions are relevant, informative and facilitated by knowledgeable speakers. It is well worth the journey from North Wales to attend this invaluable event. I look forward to next year. Highly recommended.”

Sarah Riley, solicitor at Gwynedd Council said: “This year’s seminar tackled the relevant and key issues affecting our day to day work within social housing. Speakers were engaging and the materials provided were excellent – a very useful seminar.”