Traveller Injunctions (19 November 2019)

19 November 2019

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

19 November 2019, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

Presented by Sharpe Pritchard

Course overview

A consideration of the legal and practical issues surrounding unauthorised encampments on local authority and privately owned land.

Suitable audience:

Local authority legal advisers

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Unauthorised Encroachment:

• Local authority powers to remove unauthorised encroachments/encampments including examining the effectiveness of the different legal procedures available to local authorities to remove individuals from local authority owned land and privately owned land. Emergency/interim injunctions, permanent injunctions, Service, breach and committal, Pitfalls to avoid.
• Update on borough wide injunctions.
• Post eviction – local authority powers if the same or different groups of individuals return to the same land.
• Police powers to remove – when can/should local authorities involve the police.
• Best practice for tackling unlawful encampments.
• Liaison with other agencies.
• Welfare issues.
• Preventative measures available to local authorities.
• Draft statement workshop

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch

Interactive elements

The course will include a discussion forum and a draft statement workshop


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement
B Technical legal practice
B2 Legal research
B4 Draft documents
B5 Advocacy
B6 Negotiation
C Working with other people
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively
D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

William RoseSharpe Pritchard is a specialist in dispute resolution and conducts commercial litigation for private clients, local government and a considerable number of local authorities.

He specialises in obtaining injunctions to prevent breaches of planning control, and has obtained well in excess of 100 injunctions including many cases involving gypsies and travellers.

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

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