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)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


26 June 2019, Nottingham
4 July 2019, London


9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch)

Venue 1:

Freeths, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths’ offices in Birmingham, Leicester, Leeds, London and Sheffield)

Venue 2:

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.

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.

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