Knowledge Bank: Residential Fire Safety - Update


2 Feb 21


10:00 to 11:00

Opening our February series of Knowledge Banks on Tuesday, 2nd February we are delighted to welcome legal expert Justin Bates, Barrister, Landmark Chambers to cover the topic of fire safety. Residential fire safety problems are the single most pressing issue in residential property law.

Justin Bates will take you through the current state of the law and policy developments.

An overview of the problems
- Knock on implications (insurance, waking watch)
- The three government funds (ACM, BSF, Waking Watch)
- How does s.19 and s.20 LTA 1985 fit in?
- Questions

Justin’s practice covers all aspects of housing, property and local government law. He is the Deputy General Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Housing Law and is the author or co-author of a number of other books and annotated statutes.

n recent years, he has given evidence on housing law reform to the All Parliamentary Committees on both Legal Aid and the Private Rented Sector; the Welsh Assembly on the Renting Homes (Wales) Act; and the House of Lords on housing and the Equality Act 2010. He co-drafted the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 for Karen Buck MP and continues to provide legislative and policy support to the Shadow housing team. He has appeared on various BBC news and current affairs programmes discussing housing law. In 2019/20, he worked on the Right to Manage reform proposals produced by the Law Commission. Justin is also one of a small number of barristers appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Panel Counsel in 2019. He is an active supporter of Advocate (the Bar Pro Bono Unit) and, in 2020, was nominated for the “Pro Bono Junior of the Year” award.

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