Social landlords invited to find out how they can tackle anti-social behaviour more effectively


23 October, 2009

According to North-West law firm Forbes Solicitors anti-social behaviour has been a long-standing problem for many social landlords. Until now tackling it has proven to be even more problematic. Forbes is offering a practical session on how to manage these issues more effectively in their half-day event entitled "Getting to grips with anti-social behaviour".

Stuart Penswick, Housing Litigation Partner at Forbes Solicitors says "Incidents of public-drinking, drug use, youth gangs and truancy cause substantial nuisance which often blight local communities and many social landlords have felt isolated in their efforts to fight back. Social housing personnel need to be equipped to deal with such situations should they ever arise, this includes knowing which tools are available to them and knowing how to best prepare their case. We hope that presenting a practical training session alongside a specialist ASB police officer will assist social landlords in tackling the day to day problems they face."

Representatives of Forbes' Housing law team will be joined on the day by specialist Housing Barrister Peter Marcus, Sergeant Andrew Gardner from Cheshire Police, the Deputy Housing Ombudsman and a representative from Action for Children.

The seminar will cover:

  • The tools available to tackle ASB and when they should be used
  • How to prepare witness evidence for ASB cases
  • Ombudsmen, failure to act and a case law update

The event will take place at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Wednesday 25th November 2009 from 9.00am to 2.00pm. The cost is £95 +VAT per delegate, including lunch however if you book 3 places, you will get a 4th for free. For further information or to book contact Helen Gorrell


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