CPO Update – Part 2

Part 2 – Keeping up to speed on the law and practice of making and promoting compulsory purchase orders

This is the second part of a 2 part course. This part deals exclusively with compulsory purchase order compensation issues and procedural aspects before the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

Repeated from East Midlands

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

4 July 2019, London 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths London (NO VCE)

Presented by Freeths

Course overview

This course aims to provide an introduction to the principles underpinning compulsory purchase compensation law together with a practical guide to bringing or defending a claim (known as a reference) before the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).

The course will be divided up into three elements:

First Session – compulsory purchase compensation law

Second Session – the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) – practice and procedure

Third Session – case study workshop exercise

Suitable audience:

Asset managers

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• Heads of claim for compensation
• Interest on compensation
• The role, function and practice of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
• Tactics for dealing with claims
• Costs and protecting against costs

Interactive elements

Case study workshop exercise

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


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice
B4 Draft documents
B5 Advocacy
B6 Negotiation

Presenter profiles:

Nathan Holden, Partner leads at Freeths on advising on the making and promotion of compulsory purchase orders as well as advising on compulsory purchase compensation cases. Nathan has been involved in numerous claims before the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) both bringing and defending claims. Nathan successfully acted for the claimant in one of the leading cases on disturbance compensation, Optical Express v Birmingham City Council.

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