PROPERTY MATTERS - Join us for a FREE full day training event this November

We are delighted to invite you to join us for a full day of networking, training and live debate in London on 7th November.

Start Date: Tuesday 07 November 2017

Start Time: 09:15

End Date: Tuesday 07 November 2017

End Time: 17:15

Location: Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, , WC1H 9BD

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With a host of keynote speakers delivering a roundup of 'Property Matters,' we aim to bring your practice up to speed with issues affecting the industry. We'll cover Leasehold Reform, SDLT, GDPR, updates from HM Land Registry, and a host of other topics that can have an affect of your business*. There are 5 CPD hours on offer and the event will satisfy A2 of the SRA competence statement.


DATE: 7th November 2017

TIME: 9.15am - 5.15pm


VENUE: Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD


Get involved and kick start your Winter training programme through a mix of informative seminars and thought provoking Q and A Sessions.


Book your place today.


Our Agenda or 'Meet the Speakers' here


Alex Morton, Field Consulting and former No10 advisor

How will Government fix the broken housing market?

This 20 minute session will look at the following:


  • The current state of where the Government is on housing and planning (e.g. Affordable housing spend, planning reform)
  • Who the key players are
  •  Why the leasehold reforms began and where they ended up in political terms
  • What other measures may be likely particularly around conveyancing – reform of purchasing is not off the agenda


Andrew Robertson, HM Land Registry

HM Land Registry Update


In this session, we'll update you on HM Land Registry's operational position including:

  • intakes and backlog
  • new and updated services in portal,
  • business strategy update
  • top tips on avoiding requisitions



Mark Chick, Partner at Bishop and Sewell LLP

Leasehold Update – the Government Consultation and Scope for further Reform


An update on the current developments in residential leasehold, including the government’s White Paper as it affects leasehold property and the proposed scope for reform following the recent government consultation on ‘Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Market.’





Stephen Ward, Director of Strategy and External Relations, The Council for Licensed Conveyancers

Helping consumers choose their lawyer

This session will look at transparency of service, quality and price. Stephen will also discuss how regulators are responding to recommendations from the Competition and Markets Authority and what this will mean for firms





Stephen Desmond, solicitor (non-practising) and presenter

Key SDLT Fundamentals, Retainer & Residence

Despite SDLT being a very complex tax, conveyancers are regularly expected to calculate and collect it on chargeable purchases of residential properties.

This short presentation will consider some important issues for conveyancers who do not hold themselves out as tax experts, such as -

•             Is it sufficient to merely say to clients, "We do not advise on tax"?

•             Transfers to connected company

•             The surcharge on ‘second homes’ & when a dwelling is a main residence

•             Government consultation on reducing submission and payment time limits from 30 to 14 days



Rebecca Stopford, The Legal Director

Why does the GDPR apply to law firms?

Every firm is a ‘data controller’ and every firm obviously holds and processes the personal data of not only clients, but also partners and staff.

The GDPR will apply to how firms treat this personal data internally, as part of the conveyancing transaction and beyond when it is added to your CRM for cross selling and marketing.

The GDPR should be on the agenda for action by your firm’s senior management team. Have they started to recognise this significant compliance issue which requires careful attention and resources?  Action is needed now to avoid falling foul of the regulations and the embarrassment of not knowing the law.




With thanks to our sponsors:

 - Visit Groundsure in Demonstration Room 1 at 2pm to find out more about Avista, the new all in one environmental report!



 - Visit Future Climate Info in Demonstration Room 2 at 2.20pm!
 - Put your questions to CLS who will be joining PSG Financial Services on their stand!
- Visit Lawyer Checker in Demonstration Room 2 at 2.00pm!
- Visit Terrafirma in Demonstration Room 1 at 2.20pm!






*Topics are subject to change

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