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Brexit and the legal sector

12 July 2016

The EU referendum result will lead to a surge in demand for legal expertise and guidance. Membership communities may be affected differently and we are looking into that on your behalf.

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Bond Solon Expert Witness Conference

National property law conference 2016 (7 October 2016, London)

Join expert speakers and facilitators for a detailed examination and practical support covering the current hot topics for property practitioners. For the first time ever, the conference will be running three interactive workshop sessions encouraging delegates to share best practice, pick up tips from experts and hear success stories from peers

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Regulatory update for property practitioners: How will proposed changes to the Code of Conduct, Accounts Rules and SRA handbook affect property practitioners (June-October 2016)

Designed by the Property Section, these seminars will discuss the changes to the SRA Code of Conduct and how they will impact you in everyday practice. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and to network with our speakers, members of our Property Committee and other professionals in the industry.  

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Updates: Spotlights and Commentary

Our Spotlights and Commentary are concise, expert-authored updates giving you the information and guidance you need to address the practical impact of recent case law, legislation and practice developments.

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    FAQ: Separate attestations

    28 June 2016

    We are acting for a couple in the sale of their property. The transfer has been signed by both in the same attestation clause. Both of their names have been provided and their signatures have been witnessed. Land Registry has returned the transfer saying it has not been executed correctly as it requires a separate attestation for each client. What is the correct procedure?

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    Preventing easements by prescriptionSubscription

    28 June 2016

    In Winterburn v Bennett, the Court of Appeal held that a landowner could prevent easements arising by prescription by placing notices on its land. Peter Reekie discusses

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    Spotlight: Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corpn [2016] EWHC 1075 (Ch)Subscription

    27 May 2016

    This case illustrates how a landlord’s right to redevelop a property around incumbent tenants ought to be balanced against tenants’ right to quiet enjoyment of their premises. Peter Robinson, partner at Hunters (incorporating May, May & Merrimans), explains what guidance the judgment offers to a landlord when exercising a right to build.

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    FAQ: Precedents for licences to occupy

    25 May 2016

    The Law Society’s FAQ this month is on the topic of licences to occupy for residential property

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Home and away

8 March 2016By

Clients may not realise how complicated it can be to buy or inherit a property abroad. Jo Summers looks at the issues involved and the impact of the new EU regulation on succession

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The Property Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Fraud
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Conveyancing
  • Planning
  • Phishing and Cyber Security
  • Bogus Firms
  • Renewable Energy
  • Rent Deposits
  • Buy-to-Let
  • Mortgage Credit Directive
  • Vulnerable Clients
  • Consumer Protection Regulations
  • Requisitions
  • Income Tax Relief
  • Reserved Funds
  • Brownfield Sites
  • Right to Buy
  • Searches
  • Capital Allowances
  • Stamp Duty
  • Land Tax

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Webinars, a Conference, Workshops, Seminars, Magazines, E-newsletters and a LinkedIn Group.

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