CPO Masterclass


Theme: Land acquisition, appropriation and disposal

27 April 2017, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Browne Jacobson and Freeths

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Lawyers; regeneration officers; planners; estates officers and anyone else involved in promoting compulsory purchase orders


• Overview of the CPO process – from making an order to settling compensation
• Management of costs, including compensation and fees
• Dealing with claimant’s/objector’s professional fees
• Workshop – a “real-life” CPO scenario case study addressing both tricky and topical issues providing delegates with an opportunity to explore solutions.

Topics to be covered include:

• Powers to make and promote CPOs
• The CPO process
• Special Land/Statutory Undertaker’s Land
• Dealing with rights affecting land to the CPO’ed
• The acquisition of rights
• Compensation issues – the basics
• Project management

Interactive elements


Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Steve Coult heads Browne Jacobson’s CPO practice, which he developed from advising clients on compensation settlements concerning the first stage of the Nottingham NET. He led his first acquiring authority client through the CPO processes in 2003 and has subsequently been involved in both making and opposing of Orders, including acting as advocate for two acquiring authorities at public inquiries. He has instructed leading counsel for both claimants and compensating authorities in references to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).

Nathan is a partner at Freeths and has over 16 years’ experience of making and promoting of compulsory purchase orders. Nathan is currently advising a large metropolitan borough council in promoting of a CPO for a new town centre regeneration scheme and another unity authority in East Midlands for a housing led mixed use scheme involving a mix of statutory undertakers and other complex interests.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.