This webinar will update and inform you about important industry documents, practice points, and statutory and case law developments in relation to commercial property in 2019.

The webinar covers:

  • recent developments affecting commercial property lawyers
  • key Supreme Court and Court of Appeal cases from last 12 months including S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd and Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd
  • other cases of interest to property practitioners such as Neocleous v Rees and Discovery (Northampton) Ltd v Debenhams Retail Ltd
  • other developments of interest such as new RICS Commercial Service Charge Code (effective 1 April 2019) and Law Commission consultation on electronically executed documents published in September 2019

Orignally broadcast on 1 November 2019, this webinar is inclusive to Property Section members.


Daniel Gatty, barrister at Hardwicke Chambers

Daniel specialises in disputes about property, the emphasis being on real property and commercial landlord and tenant. Daniel’s also well known for his expertise in mortgages and secured lending. His residential landlord and tenant practice focuses on leasehold enfranchisement. Daniel’s extensive knowledge of land registration law is one of his strengths as a property litigator.

In 2008 Daniel was appointed as a Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry and since 2013 has been a judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber, Land Registration). His book, A Practical Guide to Ownership of Airspace and Subsoil will be available in November 2019.

Daniel’s an experienced, ADR Group accredited mediator. He’s recommended for property litigation by both Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Emily Betts, barrister at Hardwicke Chambers

Emily’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial and property law. She acts largely in business and commercial property disputes, in particular in areas where her specialisms overlap such as secured lending and commercial fraud. She’s an experienced trial advocate, both as sole counsel and as a junior to leading counsel and has appeared in multi week trials in both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division.

Emily’s property work centres on commercial landlord and tenant, development, privately rented housing, real property and mortgages. She also covers professional liability in relation to property transactions and trusts of land.

She’s recommended for property litigation and commercial dispute resolution by both Chambers UK and Legal 500.