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

The purchase of a property is the largest investment made by most people. It is also the area where the most negligence claims are made against solicitors. However, obtaining consistency with searches, dealing with increasing regulation and the demands of lenders make the job of the property lawyer increasingly complex.

Keep up to date with all the key changes relating to residential property including:

Russell Hewitson

Speaker: Russell Hewitson

  • Latest on flooding and the Water Act 2014
  • New Con29 and Con29O forms
  • Developments at the Land Registry
  • Solicitors’ liability
  • New planning regulations
  • Tenancy deposits
  •  Immigration Act 2014
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Latest on the Law Society’s Conveyancing Portal
  • A review of recent case law relevant to residential conveyancing.

The audio webinar took place at 13:00 on 30 October 2014. You can now view a recorded version.


Russell Hewitson is a principal lecturer in law at Northumbria University. Russell has over 28 years’ experience of conveyancing and is property law consultant with QualitySolicitors BHP Law. He is a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee and has represented the Law Society on the NHBC Council. He writes for publication and lectures extensively on conveyancing and property related matters. He is author of Conveyancing Searches and Enquiries (Jordans) and the Licensing Law Handbook (The Law Society). He is General Editor of Precedents for the Conveyancer, Practical Conveyancing Precedents and Practical Lease Precedents (Sweet & Maxwell). He is Consultant Editor of the Conveyancing Handbook (The Law Society).