The Liver Building

2018 Residential Property Conference **WAITING LIST**


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 12th September, 2018

Time: 09:30 - 15:30

Areas of Law: Property

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S3997


This event is currently at the maximum capacity and we are now operating a waiting list.

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Should a place become available, we will contact you to confirm.

9.10 – 9.30 Registration & refreshments

9.30 – 9.40 Chair opens ~ Angela Hesketh

9.40 – 10.10 Conveyancing 2030: what next? ~ Eddie Goldsmith

  • Government plans
  • Progress by the Land Registry on their vision for the future

10.10 – 11.00 Overage – avoiding the elephant traps ~ Peta Dollar.

This practical session will focus on the main problem areas relating to overage, including:

  • Drafting tips and traps
  • The best ways to secure overage payments

11.00 – 11.15 Refreshments

11.15 – 12 .15 Easements and covenants – where are we now, an update ~ Peta Dollar

There have been so many recent cases on easements and covenants that it may seem hard to keep up. This session will tell you what you need to know, especially:

  • The current position with rights to light
  • When will restrictive covenants be modified or discharged by the Lands Tribunal?

12.15 – 12.45  Title Insurance – Crack Cocaine for Conveyancers? ~ Robert Kelly

  • Do you need Title Insurance?
  • Advising and Reporting to your client
  • Self Issue or Bespoke?
  • Claims

12.45 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.30 An update from HM Land Registry ~ Jamie Winch

  • An overview of the migration plan for the digitisation and transformation of local authority Local Land Charges (LLC) registers to HM Land Registry
  • A demonstration of the new digital LLC service
  • Requisitions and how to avoid them

2.30 – 3.30 Current Leasehold Issues, including Ground Rents~ Richard Snap

  • Escalating ground rents
  • Mortgage lenders advice on ground rents
  • Ground rents creating assured tenancies
  • Warning clients of the need to extend leases
  • Service charge liability, especially in the light of Grenfell
  • Obtaining leasehold documents and risk assessments
  • Administration charges

3.30 Chair Closes

Speaker Biographies

Peta Dollar has more than 25 years’ experience in all areas of property transactional work, the last 17 as a Real Estate partner at the City of London law firm now known as Dentons. She now works as a freelance lecturer and writer, providing courses and publishing articles in the Estates Gazette and Landlord and Tenant Review. Peta is co-author of two of the leading textbooks on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and Mixed Use, site editor for The Property Law website and a member of the Consultation Board of Practical Law Company and of the Editorial Board of Landlord and Tenant Review. She delivered a Blundell Memorial Lecture in June 2017 on the interpretation of contracts.

Edward Goldsmith is a partner in Goldsmith Williams based in Liverpool City Centre and started Goldsmith Williams with Chris Williams in 1984. The firm has 3 partners and over 240 staff. The firm specialises in Direct Conveyancing and is recognised as one of the largest provider of legal services for the mortgage intermediary market. Edward was President of Liverpool Law Society in 2001. His firm is a founder member of the Direct Conveyancing Association and Edward is a member of the Management Committee of the Association and currently Chairman. Goldsmith Williams are also founder members of the e-homebuying forum which is currently in discussions with HMLR and the Government over the future of e-conveyancing.

Angela Hesketh is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives with over 20 years’ experience specialising primarily within residential conveyancing including sale, purchase, new build, equity release, remortgage, transfer of equity and auction. Angela is the Head of Property at Jackson Lees and recognises that in order to provide her clients with the best service she needs to understand their anxieties and provide clear, straightforward advice in order that they can proceed with certainty and peace of mind. In the past Angela has appeared on The Politics Show, Grand Designs Live and Sky Channel Legal TV as a recognised expert in her field.

Robert Kelly is the Commercial Business development manager for Stewart Title Limited. Before Joining Stewart Title, Robert was a Property solicitor dealing with residential and commercial property for over 25 years. Stewart Title is one of the pioneers of Title Insurance in the UK and has been providing solutions to title problems for lawyers and their clients for over 25 years.

Richard Snape has worked as a Consultant and Professional Support Lawyer for Davitt Jones Bould Solicitors since 2002.  He was formerly a senior lecturer in law at the University of West of England, Bristol, and was head of Land Law.  He has written various articles for the legal press.  His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, domestic conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.

Jamie Winch is a Stakeholder and Policy Manager on the Local Land Charges (LLC) Programme, at The Land Registry. He works specifically on CON 29 and has been conducting research and feasibility testing with key industry stakeholders and developing the policy to support the passage of the Infrastructure Bill 2014 through parliamentary change process and the successful delivery of the LLC solution. Prior to working on Local Land Charges. Jamie was Customer Team Leader for 40 firms of solicitors and conveyancers based at our Nottingham Office.  This team was heavily involved in the successful delivery of the e-DRS Prototype and signed up early adopters of the service. Jamie also spent two years on secondment at a number of Local Authorities working on large Register Development projects. He joined Land Registry in 1989 an Office Copy Admin Assistant and during his time he has worked as a legal caseworker processing all types of applications.


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