Land Use Conference 2024 - The Future of Housing

Thursday 17 October 2024

Bringing together the unique and diverse expertise of Landmark’s barristers, our experts in planning, property, environment, public, local government, and rating and valuation law, will share their thoughts and lead the debate.


The Future of Housing

The UK faces a housing crisis (or, perhaps, several different and overlapping crises). In the aftermath of the election, Landmark Chambers invites you to consider the future of housing in 2024 and beyond. Matthew Pennycook MP (presently the Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning) will join a diverse range of Landmark barristers in discussing the policy and legislative choices facing a new government.

Featuring a range of headline presentations from Landmark barristers and a choice of workshops; this conference will be of interest to anyone who is involved in planning for, shaping, building, advising on, litigating about, or providing housing, services and funding for land, buildings, community services and infrastructure.

Early bird fee (booking made before 1 August 2024): £159 +VAT [limited places available issued on a first-come-first serve basis]

Full fee: £199 + VAT per person

Complimentary tickets for Local Authorities: Please note that there are a limited number of complimentary places available for Local Authority delegates (one per Council). If you are eligible for a free place, please email: to check availability and apply for a place.

All prices include lunch and refreshments including drinks and canapés during the networking session at the end of the conference.

Date and time

Thursday 17 October 2024 | 8:45 - 17:00


The View, Royal College of Surgeons, London, WC2A 3PE

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£199 + VAT




8.45 - 9.30 – Registration & refreshments

9.30 - 9.45 – Introduction and opening remarks – David Elvin KC and Lord Carnwath CVO

9.45 - 10.45 – New government, new priorities? Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning – Matthew Pennycook MP, Rupert Warren KC, Alex Goodman KC and Camilla Lamont

10.45 - 11.05 – Refreshments

11.05 - 11.50 – Headline Session – Living on the High Street - repurposing properties/change of useKatharine Holland KC, Andrew Byass and Peter Sibley

11.50 - 12.35 – Headline Session – Housing and the environment James Maurici KC and Joel Semakula

12.35 - 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 - 14.20 – Headline Session – Housing and local government priorities: uncomfortable bedfellows? David Forsdick KC, Fiona Scolding KC, Siân McGibbon and chaired by, Hashi Mohamed

Breakout Sessions - You will be asked to select one topic from each of the breakout sessions below closer to the date of the conference.

14.20 - 15.15 – Breakout Session One

15.15 - 15.35 – Refreshments

15.35 - 16.30 – Breakout Session Two

16.30 - 17.00 – Question and answer session based on the breakout discussions – chaired by David Lock KC

17.00 - 19.00 – Networking drinks and canapés

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