Property Case Law Update


Important cases from 2016 and 2017 and Break clauses: legal update and practical tips for landlords and tenants

Theme: Land acquisition, appropriation and disposal

7 September 2017, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths Leicester, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths offices in Nottingham (numbers limited to 10), Birmingham, Manchester, London and Sheffield)

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 Bevan Brittan

Course overview

Suitable audience:

In house lawyers and surveyors.


The first part of this seminar will deal with recent property-related cases which will be of interest to Local Authorities.

The second part will focus on break clauses in leases, and will provide an update on the law relating to break clauses and practical tips for landlords and tenants. In particular, it will deal with the important issue of conditionality and how to deal with vacant possession conditions in the light of the recent case of Riverside Park Ltd v NHS Property Services Ltd.

Topics to be covered include:

Interactive elements

The seminar will include interactive case studies.

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


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Sandy Munroe heads the Property Department in Birmingham. She has over 25 years’ experience and acts for local authorities and Health Trusts on large redevelopment projects, acquisitions and disposals. Recent projects for local authorities have involved the acquisition of a business park; initial advice including collaboration agreements and lock out agreements for a local authority looking to regenerate a waterfront area – this work is on-going and will include land acquisitions; working with an in-house Property Team on a large city centre redevelopment project, currently carrying out title due diligence on over 200 parcels of unregistered land to support a voluntary first registration application ahead of redevelopment. Clients are full of praise for Sandy’s superb delivery with one recently saying that “her commitment to conclude the deal was outstanding”.

Mark Robertson, Senior Associate, and Alex Dunne, Associate, are property disputes specialists in our Birmingham and Leeds offices respectively. They undertakes a wide range of property-related advisory work, dispute resolution and litigation, relating to commercial and residential property and both have considerable experience of property-related High Court and County Court litigation and dispute resolution procedures.

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