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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

  • Peter Reekie, commentator

    The end of the Dolphin Square saga?Subscription

    29 October 2014By

    In Westbrook Dolphin Square Ltd v Friends Life Ltd, we consider the validity of a scheme that was partly designed to facilitate an enfranchisement claim under the provisions of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

  • Paul Sagar

    Spotlight: Co-operative Bank plc v PhillipsSubscription

    6 October 2014By

    The High Court has considered the circumstances in which possession proceedings commenced by a lender will be considered collateral to its powers.

  • Peter Reekie, commentator

    Giving a guarantee on an intra-group transferSubscription

    25 September 2014Updated: 26 September 2014By

    Tindall Cobham 1 Ltd v Adda Hotels shows that it is possible to apply the principles of construction to save the valid elements of a covenant by pruning away the bad sections

  • Ben Roberts

    Spotlight: CLP Holding Co Ltd v Singh and Kaur Subscription

    10 September 2014Updated: 16 September 2014By

    The Court of Appeal considered whether purchasers of VAT-opted freehold property were contractually liable to pay VAT on the purchase price.

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

Russell Hewitson

Webinar: Residential property law update 2014 (30 October 2014)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2014 Property Section membership, Russell Hewitson rounds up the latest residential property case law, on topics including flooding, Land Registry, tenancy deposits and Japanese Knotweed

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in the end

In the end

16 September 2014By

With the economy slowly recovering, the negotiating strengths of commercial landlords and tenants in lease renewal negotiations are changing. Nic Maunder Taylor provides a beginner’s guide to the issues for landlords, tenants, and their advisers

Snakes and ladders

Snakes and ladders

10 June 2014Updated: 2 September 2014By

With the property market looking up, many conveyancing firms are back in the recruitment market. But how can you ensure that you recruit the appropriate staff resource to cope with future market changes? Victor Olowe explains

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Benefits of Membership*

As a Law Society Property Section member, you will receive

Up to 14 CPD points earned using your:

  • Quarterly specialist magazine, Property in Practice
  • Networking events
  • 4 topical webinars available live and on download

As well as:

  • Market tailored e-newsletters with features, specialist Spotlight updates and case commentaries from Peter Reekie
  • Our new interactive website allowing you to access all your benefits in one place
  • Discounts off the Property Section Annual Conference
  • Discounts off The Law Society publications and webinars
  • Opportunities to network and influence change

*See Section terms and conditions

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  • Discharge dilemma

    Can anything be done to persuade mortgage lenders to transmit discharges promptly?

  • Building time

    It’s time property lawyers played their part in the big debates that will shape our built environment.

  • Should lawyers remain bored by tax?

    If firms pay more attention to tax ‘leakage’, they could attract and retain more clients in a difficult practice area.