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The conference will commence at 09.30 and close at 18.00, followed by HLPA’s annual social event. The current programme is as follows.
09.30   Registration and refreshments
10.00   Welcome and introduction
Simon Mullings and Patricia Tueje
Co Chairs of HLPA
10.05   Opening address
Martin Forde KC
Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row
formerly Independent Advisor to the Windrush Compensation Scheme
10.30   Social Welfare Solicitors Qualification Fund update
Deborah Acquaah
Justice First Fellowship Manager, The Legal Education Foundation

Panel discussion 1: Disrepair and its effects on ethnic minorities
Chair: Yinka Adedeji
Barrister, One Pump Court
Elizabeth Dwomoh
Barrister, Lamb Chambers
Giles Peaker
Anthony Gold Solicitors and Nearly Legal
Christian Weaver
Barrister, Garden Court North Chambers

11.20   Refreshments

Parallel seminars session 1

Seminar 1: EPA and disrepair
Chair: Ahmed Osman
Barrister, One Pump Court 
Irfan Dhoia
Surveyor, Acute Services
Rosaleen Kilbane
Solicitor, The Community Law Partnership
Michael Marsh-Hyde
Barrister, One Pump Court

Seminar 2: How to use the Public Sector Equality Duty to tackle divergent outcomes
Chair: Natalie Csengeri
Barrister, One Pump Court
Nick Bano
Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Marie Paris
Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

Seminar 3: Hostile environment impact on minority groups
Chair: Anna Steiner
Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster
Van Ferguson
Solicitor, Windrush Justice Clinic
Jamie Burton KC
Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Robert Brown
Solicitor, Shelter

13.15   Lunch
14.15   Panel discussion 2: Minoritised groups and allocations
Chair: Patricia Tueje
Barrister, One Pump Court
Abdi Hassan
Founder, Coffee Afrik CIC
Rebekah Carrier
Partner, Miles & Partners
Clíodhna Kelleher
Barrister, Monckton Chambers
Marc Willers KC
Barrister, Garden Court Chambers 
15.00   Legal Action Group Update
Sue James
Chief Executive, Legal Action Group
15.05   Refreshments  and networking opportunity

Parallel seminars session 2

Seminar 4: Practical tips on PHPs and housing needs assessments
Chair: Christopher Lambert
Pupil, Garden Court Chambers
Radhika Shah
Solicitor, Harrow Law Centre
Daniel Grütters
Barrister, One Pump Court

Seminar 5: Conducting discrimination trials, including the use of assessors
Chair: Simon Mullings
Co-Chair, HLPA
HHJ Tracey Bloom
HHJ Yvette Genn

Catherine Casserley
Barrister, Cloisters Chambers   

Seminar 6: Hoarding in possession claims
Chair: Laura Coyle
Partner, Turpin Miller LLP
Dominic Preston
Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers 
Ben McCormack
Barrister, Garden Court North Chambers

17.15   Closing address
John Gallagher

Principal Solicitor, Shelter
17.50   Closing remarks
Simon Mullings
and Patricia Tueje
Co-Chairs of HLPA
18.00   HLPA Annual Social