The Liver Building

2019 Residential Property Conference (only 6 places left)


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 11th September, 2019

Time: 09:30 - 16:15

Areas of Law: Property

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

Course Code: S4152



Please note: the supporting materials for this event will be supplied electronically only.

A link will be sent to you via email in advance of the event.

Registration & refreshments

Welcome & introduction ~ Angela Hesketh

Update on Government consultations within residential conveyancing ~ Angela Hesketh, Jackson Lees

  • Relation to Leasehold/Commonhold/Housing Act challenges
  • Current thinking and change around modernising the conveyancing process
  • The Home Buying and Selling (HBSG) proposals including the provision of upfront information forms
  • Lenders current attitude and approach to change
  • Proptech – what is it and what could this mean for conveyancers?
  • Cyber security update

Escalating ground rents ~ Ian Quayle, IQ Legal Training

  • Escalating ground rents
  • Rent review provisions
  • Short leases
  • Lease extensions
  • Service Charge Issues
  • An examination of recent relevant case law


Newbuild and recent newbuild issues ~ Ian Quayle

  • Contractual issues
  • Plans and boundaries
  • Easements
  • Enforceablility of covenants
  • Procedural issues

Sometimes People Aren’t Who They Say They Are ~ Robert Kelly, Stewart Title 

This session looks at the dangers of fraudulent property sales for buyers, lenders and their solicitors:

  • Why these frauds are increasing
  • The cases which have highlighted the problems for buyers and their lawyers
  • Practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk
  • The new Law Society Code for Completion in force from May 2019
  • How insurance policies may be able to help


Residential landlord and tenant update ~ Bill Chandler, Hill Dickinson

  • Extent of demise – airspace above/subsoil below
  • Landlord’s consents – reasonableness
  • ASTs – termination/reform
  • MEES update

Digital Transformation at HM Land Registry (HMLR) ~ Jamie Winch, HMLR

  • Digital Street
  • Front End Validation
  • Application quality
  • Local Land Charges

Outcome focused regulation ~ Sheila Kumar, CEO, CLC

A case study based session on how the CLC’s approach to regulation and compliance supports consumer protection while allowing forward-looking law firms


Residential Property Case Law Update ~ Brynmor Adams, Exchange Chambers ~ Brynmor Adams, Exchange Chambers

  •  Review of some of the most important recent court decisions in the residential property field

Sumamry & close ~ Angela Hesketh

Speaker Biographies

Brynmor Adams specialises in property and public law. He has particular expertise in cases where these two areas interact such as in the fields of social housing and local government. He frequently deals with the impact of human rights and equality law on these sectors. Brynmor is ranked in both the leading directories. Chambers and Partners 2019 describes him as “very smart and very capable”, “he can present well in court.”, whilst the Legal 500 says that he is “incredibly knowledgeable, with a robust approach to cases.”Brynmor’s property practice ranges from trusts of land and real property through to landlord and tenant matters.  He is experienced in private sector and public sector property disputes.  He has appeared on numerous occasions before the Property Chamber of the First-Tier Tribunal in leasehold and land registration disputes, and on appeals to the Upper Tribunal.

Bill Chandler is the professional support lawyer to Hill Dickinson’s national property team, providing technical legal support to the team and its clients.  Bill has presented at over 200 conferences and seminars, including several Liverpool Law Society property conferences.  Prior to assuming his present role in 2007, Bill was a partner in Hill Dickinson’s transactional property team.

Angela Hesketh is Head of Property at Jackson Lees and 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. She 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 of Stewart Title. Before joining Stewart Title, Robert was a solicitor dealing with Residential and Commercial Property for over 25 years. Stewart Title were one of the originators of title insurance in the UK and offer insurance backed solutions to the problems faced by conveyancers and their clients via their on line ordering system Stewart Online Solution and on a bespoke basis.

Sheila Kumar is the Chief Executive of the CLC. Prior to joining the CLC, Sheila was Group Director of Regulation at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. A lawyer with an extensive background in regulation, she led the team at the Ministry of Justice involved in the Clementi review; the independent review into regulation of the legal sector and held positions as Head of Competition and Head of Consumer Protection. Sheila is a Lay Member of the Council of the General Dental Council. Sheila has also been Director of Change, Delivery and Performance Excellence at the Law Society, developing the model for the separation of regulation and representation. In her most recent role, Sheila led the development of the Equality and Human Rights Commission as a modern regulatory body.

Jamie Winch is a Stakeholder and Policy Manager on the Local Land Charges (LLC) Programme.  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.

Ian Quayle qualified as a solicitor and worked in private practice for 12 years specialising in property law matters generally including residential development work, commercial acquisitions and disposals. Since 1998 he worked in house and as a consultant for national house builders and national and international property developers advising on all aspects of property, landlord and tenant, transactional and management issues.




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