This webinar will update and inform you about the major changes to the new CQS Protocol and Code for Completion by Post.

The CQS Protocol and Code for Completion by Post are steps for property practitioners to follow when dealing with property transactions. They are designed to standardise the processes in transactions, to set a clear structure and to improve the experience for solicitors by making their obligations clear.

What the webinar will cover

The webinar will cover:

  • changes in the CQS Protocol
  • key aspects of the Code for Completion
  • changes you should consider making in the handling of completion matters


Sarah Dwight, solicitor, Sarah Dwight Solicitor

Sarah qualified as a Solicitor in 1990. She established her own practice, dealing exclusively with residential conveyancing in April 2000 and has seen many changes in how conveyancing is done together with changes in the market. Even with all these changes over the years, her core belief remains that solicitors are at the heart of the house moving process and have a crucial role in making sure that the public receive good advice at a stressful time.

Sarah sits on the Law Society Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, heading the Residential Property sub group, and led the group which drafted the new edition of the Protocol. She is also joint author of the CQS Tool Kit.

Nic Taggart, barrister, 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 13 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. Being at heart an anarchist, he is also a dab hand at ’Ground (f)’ claims under the 1954 Act, although he feels more comfortable talking about demolition than reconstruction. Nic is often involved in the sort of oddball cases no-one else in Chambers really wants to do, involving recherché matters such as the Electronic Communications Code, manorial rights mines and minerals, riparian rights and drainage.

For laughs, he is an editor of Hill & Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant, on the editorial board of The Conveyancer and a co-opted member of The Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee and an equally co-opted member of the RICS Dilapidations Forum Steering Group.

This webinar is inclusive to Property Section members.