SWALA and Bevan Brittan held a seminar, chaired by HHJ Cotter QC (Designated Civil Judge for Bristol), on 7 September 2017. It addressed topical legal issues underpinning public authorities’ duties owed to homeless households, individuals without recourse to public funds, and vulnerable young people in Calais.
Speakers and topics:
• ‘Strategic Litigation and the Dublin Regulations – Vulnerable young people from Calais to Bristol’ – Sian Pearce, Avon and Bristol Law Centre, with Safe Passage UK
• ‘Supporting adults and children with no recourse to public funds’ – Rhys Hadden, Guildhall Chambers
• PSED and homelessness – Toby Huggins, Unity Street Chambers and Trevor Watt, Bevan Brittan
HHJ Cotter QC also took a few moments to inform local practitioners of forthcoming improvements to the administration and listing of administrative court matters in Bristol. This will be significant in the development of Bristol as a hearing centre.
The seminar was well attended and followed by a networking opportunity over drinks and nibbles.