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**BOOK NOW**Law Centre Conference: Social Security Law in Practice 2018

Social Security Law in Practice 2018:

A welfare rights conference for social security practitioners and policy professionals.

When:  Wednesday 24 October, 9.15am - 4.30pm
Where: Skainos Centre, 241 Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 1AF 

As the roll-out of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment continues, this conference provides a comprehensive overview of key changes to date as well as those to come.

As the social security system continues to change at rapid pace it is essential that advisers stay abreast of the changes. The conference will support advisers to remain up to date with the key legislative and policy developments.

This conference will be interactive throughout and will provide delegates with multiple opportunities to share knowledge and experience ask questions and develop and enhance their skills as welfare rights practitioners and policy professionals.

Morning Panel Discussion: This panel discussion will provide delegates with an important analysis of the changes to social security in Northern Ireland to date. Confirmed speakers: Professor Grainne McKeever (Ulster University, SSAC); Fran Bennett (Oxford); Tom Royston (CPAG); Carl Emmerson (IFS, SSAC)

Confirmed practitioner workshops:

  • Best practice at PIP tribunal;
  • Complaints and disclosure: what you need to know;
  • Challenging the welfare reform agenda (facilitated by CPAG Barrister, Tom Royston)

Afternoon Panel Discussion: This panel discussion will equip delegates with everything they need to know about developments in social security including, the impact of Brexit, migration to Universal Credit and the end of the Northern Ireland mitigation package. Confirmed speakers: Goretti Horgan (Ulster University); Judith Paterson (Advice and Rights, CPAG Scotland)

Confirmed practitioner workshops:

  • Social security and Brexit
  • Maximising the mitigation package
  • Making sense of sanctions (facilitated by Matthew Oakley and Jamie Thumder, Social Market Foundation)


Early bird bookings can avail of 10% off until 14 September.

Law Centre are offering a number of bursaries for the conference for volunteers and those who are unwaged. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   to express your interest.



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