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The PBA is holding a mini-conference on Real Property: New perspectives.
November 8th, London. To include discussion of land registration, commercial constructive trusts, mortgages, covenants, Coventry v Lawrence and more. Click for further details

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PBA Mini-con 2016 - Real Property: New Perspectives

Tuesday 8 November 2016 - Early Bird Discount available, see below

A change of direction for 2016, with the Mini-Conference’s focus turning to Real Property issues of general, but present interest. We are very lucky to have Nick Hopkins providing an insight into the Law Commission’s recent work on possible reforms to aspects of land registration.

The workshops will be led by practitioners that have appeared in recent leading cases on the subject matter of their workshop sessions.

In our closing session, Mrs Justice Proudman has generously agreed to lead and participate in a debate forum, which will examine and consider whether or not the place and significance of property work is under threat.  

Chaired by Zia Bhaloo QC, Chairman of the PBA

A full flyer can be downloaded in the Library section of the website

14.00 Opening Session

Land Registration – Review of the 2002 Act
Professor Nicholas Hopkins, Las Commissioner for Property, Family and Trust Law

15.05 Workshops session 1

Workshop 1 - Nuisance post-Coventry v Lawrence: Edward Denehan, 9 Stone Buildings

Workshop 2 – Mortgages: Philip Rainey QC and Tim Polli, Tanfield Chambers

Workshop 3 – Restrictive Covenants: David Holland QC, Landmark Chambers

16.05-16.25 Tea

16.25 Workshops session 2

Workshop 4 – Land Registration:  Brie Stevens-Hoare QC and Laura Tweedy, Hardwicke Chambers

Workshop 5 – Commercial and Constructive Trusts:  Mark Warwick QC and Justin Kitson, Selborne Chambers

Workshop 6 – Current Issues and Prescriptive Rights:  Tim Calland and Hannah Ilett, Maitland Chambers

17.30 Closing Session

Debate chaired by Zia Bhaloo QC
Does there remain a place for property work in the High Court?
Participants: Mrs Justice Proudman, Her Honour Judge Walden-Smith, Master Bowles and Judge Elizabeth Cooke

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