R (Gaskin) v Richmond Upon Thames LBC [2018]

Discussion of the case of R (Gaskin) v Richmond Upon Thames LBC [2018] and it's implications

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Course Overview

In addition to providing key guidance on fees and other issues associated with HMO licensing under the Housing Act 2004, the case of R (Gaskin) v Richmond Upon Thames LBC [2018] has significant implications for local housing authorities.

This bite-size session will provide landlord and tenant practitioners with an invaluable overview the case of R (Gaskin) v Richmond Upon Thames LBC [2018]; Barrister Rachel Coyle of The 36 Group will examine the facts of the case and why the Divisional Court decided to overturn the prosecution against Mr Gaskin.

Whilst considering the case of R (Gaskin) v Richmond Upon Thames LBC [2018], Rachel will encourage viewers to reflect upon the following questions:
Is running a HMO a service?
Can local authorities charge the fees they do?
Does the case of R (Hemming t/a Simply Pleasure) v Westminster CC [2017] 3 WLR 317 apply?

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will be familiar with and will understand the wider implications of the case of R (Gaskin) v Richmond Upon Thames LBC [2018]

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for landlord and tenant practitioners of all levels


About Instructor - Rachel Coyle

Rachel is a specialist Civil Barrister at The 36 Group and enjoys a thriving practice in general civil and commercial work.

Rachel has been praised for her tenacity, determination and sound, thorough legal knowledge by clients, judges and opponents. She is committed to providing practical advice in a timely manner and pays attention to detail in complex factual and legal matters. Rachel has been described by clients as courteous, very personable and approachable.

Before coming to the Bar and joining 36 Civil, Rachel worked as a Legal and Finance Associate at Seneca Banking Consultants dealing primarily with claims against banks in the pre-litigation stage that engaged in the sale of Interest Rate Hedging products, Fixed Rate Tailored Business Loans, GRGs, Annuities and Currency Swaps. Rachel handled a case load of over 150 clients including premiership footballers, hoteliers, accountants, private residential and commercial landlords, private student halls of residence companies, private hospitals, farmers, car dealerships and private individuals.

Rachel is also direct access qualified.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    4 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


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