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Property Section

December 2015

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Ian White

Back to the futureSubscription


This year’s national property law conference looked to the future, and how property lawyers can equip themselves as technology advances and conveyancing evolves. Ian White reports back 


Mark Carver from Chancery Pii

Playing it safeSubscription


Conveyancing continues to generate a significant number of professional indemnity insurance claims. Mark Carver looks at the reasons why, and the steps firms can take to mitigate their risk exposure

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Northern exposureSubscription


As part of our series on property law in other jurisdictions, Gilbert Nesbitt outlines the residential conveyancing process in Northern Ireland, including its dual land registration systems, and the regulatory landscape

catherine o'donnell

Give and takeSubscription

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Catherine O’Donnell and Justine Compton provide an update on recent legislative changes affecting possession claims by landlords, and the protections afforded to tenants


To have and to holdSubscription

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The vehicle through which property is held has major implications for its tax treatment, especially following recent changes. Adrian Benosiglio and Gary Heynes provide a beginner’s guide.

Richard Hill

Standing guardSubscription


As part of our focus on fraud, Richard Hill looks at the challenges facing Land Registry, and the protections available to registered proprietors to guard against registration fraud

Peter Rodd, Property Section chair

One step aheadSubscription


In the first article of our series focusing on fraud, Peter Rodd provides a practitioner’s perspective on fraud in residential conveyancing and practical steps to mitigate the risk.

Boxed in

Boxed in


Three major changes on the horizon for landlords are likely to significantly affect the returns they can expect to see from their properties. Graham Poles outlines the changes and their potential impact

Warren Gordon

Building upSubscription


Jonathan Smithers became president of the Law Society in July 2015. One of his presidential themes is conveyancing. Warren Gordon spoke to him about his career to date, and his and the Law Society’s plans to support property lawyers

Property Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

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.

*See Section terms and conditions

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