30 Nov

Housing case law update

CIEH member: FREE
Non-member: £50
CIEH Student member: £50

One hour webinar

Time: 11.00 to 12.00

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Environmental Health Practitioners need to interpret and apply a wide range of different legislation. They need to be aware of case law set by the higher courts, and the difference between binding and persuasive precedence. When dealing with new laws or legal points that have not been the subject of case law, they need to understand how the courts are likely to interpret such provisions. 

They need to be able to steer their lawyers and the lower courts and tribunals towards those matters which have already been decided. Decisionmakers need to be aware of the importance of Human Rights and Equalities when taking regulatory action.

Following last year’s well-attended session, this update will cover the key issues for members by highlighting case law over the last 12 months. The cases will be relevant to Housing Standards, Houses in Multiple Occupation, and Civil Penalties highlighting the background, decisions, and potential impacts.


Delegates will be reminded of:

  • The importance and limitations of case law
  • How the different Courts and Tribunals fit together
  • Which parts of a judgement set precedence
  • How conflicting decisions are resolved

Delegates will be made aware of some important recent decisions affecting private sector housing and some with wider relevant impacts.

CPD: 1 hour

Tim Everett

Tim Everett, LLB LLM FCIEH CMCIH FRSPH CEnvH. Tim is a trainer and researcher in Environmental Health law and is currently studying for a PhD at De Montford University, Leicester. He has postgraduate business qualifications and has also done postgraduate work on air and water pollution control.

Tim was President of CIEH from 2015-17. He is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and was elected as a Fellow of CIEH in 2000. He was a CIEH Trustee from 1994-2000 and again from 2012-17. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health. He is an active member of UKELA.  

Tim previously worked for four London Boroughs, the City of Swansea, and two District Councils. He was a national adviser on Environmental Protection issues to the Local Government Association for over 10 years.



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