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27 October 2023 | Firm News | Article by Richard Macphail

HJ Housing Week is coming! | 6-10th November 2023

Calling all housing professionals…

It’s back! Hugh James is thrilled to be hosting its 23rd HJ Housing Week.

Each year HJ Housing Week brings together legal experts and guest speakers to cover a full spectrum of housing issues, the latest housing news and to offer insights and advice.

Whether you’re an experienced professional wanting to learn more about new legislation, or you’re just embarking on a career in housing, HJ housing week delves into the sector’s challenges and opportunities and has something for everyone.

This year the focus is on social housing.  Hugh James has the largest social housing team in Wales and is celebrating 40 years of advising and working with the sector.

HJ Housing Week is taking place 6-10th November.  Sessions will be delivered in a variety of ways including webinars and in-person events, as well as videos and articles you can share amongst colleagues and refer back to any time that suits.

Each day has a different theme…

Finance and governance

Day 1 | Monday 6th November | Webinar

How charitable status can bring surprising benefits and is it the right road for your organisation? Hugh James and Triodos Bank discuss the latest opportunities for finance teams.

Housing Law Conference

Day 2 | Tuesday 7th November – In-person | Cardiff

Challenges & opportunities facing housing officers – managing anti-social behaviour, protecting staff, committal hearings and lessons learned from the new Renting Homes (Wales) Act.

Commercial property

Day 3 | Wednesday 8th November | Zoom

Looking ahead to next year’s key construction law developments and how social housing providers are navigating economic and environmental barriers to meet targets.

Employment & HR

Day 4 | Thursday 9th November | Zoom

Latest case law developments and key legislative changes.  Alternative Dispute Resolution and ACAS mental health guidance.  How the sector in Wales is making significant leaps in relation to equality and diversity in recruitment processes.

Keeping tenants safe

Day 5 | Friday 10th November | Zoom

Disrepair and fire safety.  Responding swiftly to genuine claims and managing the commercial challenges of vexatious claims.

Commercial Property Partner, Richard Macphail said;

“HJ Housing Week is designed to enhance people’s understanding of the latest legislation, share best practice and to look ahead to ensure we’re all well-equipped for anything on the horizon.

As well as updates from our team of legal experts, we are fortunate to be welcoming some external speakers and panellists who will help us delve deeper into the subjects and provide some practical insights and share their industry know-how. We hope you can join us!”

Register your interest

Find out more and book your place now!

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Author bio

As Head of Social Housing and Partner in the Commercial Property team, Richard acts for a wide range of clients and advises on all aspects of commercial property law in both private and public sectors. He is known for quality of service and his ability to apply technical legal expertise with a practical and commercial focus.

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