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Webinar: Implications of Dreamvar - who do you think you are kidding? (OnDemand)

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This webinar is available on 18 February from 12:30pm to 1.30pm.

A 10% discount is available to Property Section members.

Join this webinar as our expert examines the changes facing conveyancers following the Court of Appeal’s decision in both the Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 1082 and the P&P Property Ltd v Owen White and Catlin LLP appeals.

This webinar will help you to understand the complexities surrounding the decision and the impact this will have on you and your clients. 

This webinar will cover

  • recent practice for verifying the identity of the selling conveyancer’s client
  • common law duties of care between conveyancers
  • the missed hallmarks of fraud in the P&P Properties and Dreamvar cases
  • Dreamvar and the common law duties to verify the identity of the parties

By attending this webinar, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • the legal complexities around what constitutes ‘completion’ of purchase
  • the liabilities imposed by law between conveyancers acting for buyers and sellers
  • what steps conveyancers might take to create a liability where none would otherwise exist
  • avoiding making a representation, warranty or even an undertaking that he has verified his client’s identity
  • an insight into the potential impact of the revisions to The Law Society’s Code for Completion and the Law Commission’s Land Registration Act 2002

Nicholas Taggart

Speaker:  Nic Taggart, barrister-at-law at Landmark Chambers

Nic Taggart has been consistently been rated as a ‘top-tier’ junior for real estate litigation by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for over 12 years and was Chambers and Partners’ Real Estate Litigation Junior of the Year 2011. He deals with all aspects of commercial real estate work, with an emphasis on work involving valuation disputes, such as dilapidations, lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and rent reviews.

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