Property Litigation Update


Theme: Land Acquisitions appropriation and disposal

3 September 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths Nottingham, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths offices in Leicester, 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 Anthony Collins and Bevan Brittan

Course overview

This informative and interactive course is designed to bring practitioners up to date with some key arears in property disputes; with particular focus on:

• The latest developments and cases regarding break notices. There will be consideration of the recent 2018 case law together with a real-life scenario to discuss
• The new telecommunications code introducing a summary of the new procedures and timescales and how they will work
• The implications and opposed lease renewals of the landmark decision on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Section 31(5)
• Issues arising and how to resolve them where local authority land is either unlawfully used or use of the land is interfered with. There will be consideration of the key issues in this area, covering trespass, nuisance and prescriptive rights

Suitable audience:

Lawyers and other officers involved in issues relating to property disputes, particularly at junior to mid-level expertise.

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• Break notices
• key issues to be aware of that may invalidate a break notice, including deemed service provisions and the recent case of Gateway Assets Limited v CV Panels Limited, the registration gap and the case of Sackville UK Properties Select 2 (GP) No 1 Limited and Others v Robertson Taylor Insurance Broker Limited and Others
• Electronics Communications Code
• 1954 Act Part II grounds of opposition to oppose a tenancy with particular emphasis on ground F and the issue of intention as found in the recent decision of S Franses Limited v Cavendish Hotel – the ongoing appeal process and the implications of the case
• Interference of use of land

There will be an opportunity for questions throughout.

Interactive elements

We will provide case studies as part of the session.

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


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

B6 Negotiation

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

Presenter profiles:

Hilary Harrison is a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution team at Anthony Collins Solicitors. Hilary has practiced over 30 years advising local authority and social housing clients to manage and resolve complex property disputes. Hilary is a member of the Property Litigation Association and has been described in Legal 500 as having a “deep understanding of client’s needs, and is a trusted pair of hands”.

Mark Robertson is a Partner at Bevan Brittan specialising in property law, particularly property-related disputes, helping public and private sector clients reach commercial and cost-effective solutions to property-related issues. He advises on all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant law, including dilapidations claims, business tenancy renewals, tenant default and service charge disputes. In addition, he specialises in property-related contractual disputes and matters relating to restrictive covenants, easements (including rights to light and rights of way), public rights over land, and matters with an insolvency aspect.

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