Property & Estates Seminar @ The M-Shed – 25th June 2015


Thursday 25th June 2015      

The M-Shed, Princes Wharf, Bristol, BS1 4RN

This year’s annual Guildhall Chambers Property and Estates seminar will take place on 25 June 2015 at the M-Shed and will concentrate on the fascinating and important changes taking place in the twin spheres of landlord and tenant and registered land.

With significant developments in disputes concerning land registration, priority and indemnity disputes, Matthew Wales will be delivering a talk reviewing the Court of Appeal’s decision in April in Swift 1st Limited v Chief Land Registrar and the question of indemnities under schedule 8 of the Land Registration Act 2002.  Ross Fentem will be considering priority disputes and overriding interests following the Supreme Court’s decision in Scott v Southern Pacific
Post-Denton, Oliver Mitchell will consider the question of relief from sanctions in relation to property disputes.  Finally, Ewan Paton and Michael Selway will provide a timely update on a wide range of both commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters.  This will include recent developments in 1954 Act disputes, dilapidation claims and disputes over residential service charges.

Comprehensive written materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided.


The conference is accredited with 3 CPD points (Reference: 1383).


Normal delegate rate: £50.00 + VAT per delegate

Group 20% discount rate (for 2 or more bookings from the same firm)



14.00: WELCOME

14.10: Land Registration and priority disputes: Musings on the North East Property Buyers Litigation
Ross Fentem, Guildhall Chambers

  • Scott v Southern Pacific [2014] UKSC 52 in the Supreme Court
  • Post-exchange / pre-completion: what sort of rights does the purchaser have?
  • The fate of the sitting occupier: priority races between occupier and mortgagee

14.40: Denton, relief from sanctions and property litigation: a review
Oliver Mitchell, Guildhall Chambers

  • Rule 3.9: where are we now?
  • Relief from sanctions in property cases: some example

15.10: Commercial landlord and tenant update
Ewan Paton, Guildhall Chambers

  • 1954 Act developments, including grounds of opposition 
  • Dilapidation claims
  • Break and other notices


16.00: Residental service charges
Michael Selway, Guildhall Chambers

  • Why landlords must comply with the terms of the lease
  • How to comply with statutory provisions as to notices
  • Recent case law and other developments

16.30: Land Registration, fraud and indemnity disputes
Matthew Wales, Guildhall Chambers

  • Schedule 8 Land Registration Act 2002
  • Malory Enterprises Ltd v Cheshire Homes (UK) Ltd [2002] EWCA Civ 151
  • Swift 1st Limited v Chief Land Registrar [2015] EWCA Civ 330



Terms and conditions
We reserve the right to vary the content, timetable, location or speakers; or to cancel the seminar totally in which case we will refund any payment made in respect of the cancelled conference. Neither the members of Guildhall Chambers nor the speakers will be liable by reason of breach of contract, negligence or otherwise for any loss or consequential loss incurred by any person acting or omitting to act in reliance upon material or presentation given at or in connection with the event. Please be advised that places are limited so please book early to guarantee a place. The fee for this seminar includes a comprehensive conference folder, lunch and all other refreshments.

Booking terms
Please wait to be invoiced. A VAT invoice will be sent to you on receipt of your booking form/details. All invoices for this seminar must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date. Cheques are made payable to Guildhall Chambers. Unfortunately we are unable to take online payments at this time.

Confirmation of registration
If you have not received confirmation of your registration one week before the conference, please telephone 0117 930 9000 to confirm that your registration form has been received.

Substitute delegates
Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time – please telephone 0117 930 9000 to let us know the name of the substitute.

Provided notice is received at least 48 hours before the seminar, the seminar fee will be refunded less a £20 (+VAT) administration charge.

CPD Accreditation
Under the Law Society’s CPD scheme and the Bar Council’s New and Established Practitioners’ Programme the conference is accredited with 3 CPD points (Training reference:1383). The seminar will also contribute to CPD requirements under the terms of the ICAEW’s CPD policy.

If you have any questions about the seminar, or any other Guildhall Chambers events, please contact the Marketing Team on 0117 930 9000 or [email protected].


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