Our flagship property conference will feature expert speakers who will provide insight, techniques and guidance on a variety of key issues, including residential and commercial conveyancing, cyber-security and effective marketing for your firm. Free of charge for Section members.
It’s clear that the way we practise property work is going to radically change in the imminent future. So, before you start planning how your practice should develop, please ask yourself these questions:
- How is your practice equipped for a different future?
- With various competing interests how will your firm position itself in the market place?
- How do you plan to take control of the way your work is undertaken?
As technology advances and conveyancing evolves, many practitioners face the challenge of developing their practice in the property sector. Our flagship property conference will use a combination of plenary sessions and focused breakout sessions to explore ideas and solutions that will help you answer these questions and support you as you prepare for the future.
The conference will feature expert speakers who will provide insight, techniques and guidance on a variety of key issues, including:
- Marketing in the social media age
- Residential conveyancing update
- Specialist sessions for commercial property
- CQS update
- Update on Veyo.
09.00 - 09.30 Registration, refreshments, networking and exhibition
09.30 - 09.35 Welcome and introduction – Ian White, chair, Property Section committee
09.35 - 10.35 Opening address
Jonathan Smithers, president, The Law Society
10.35 - 11.00 Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11.00 - 12.10 Concurrent workshop session A
A1: Marketing in the social media age
David Gilroy, sales and marketing director, Conscious Solutions
A2: Don’t be complacent, be compliant!
Pearl Moses, lead consultant, Risk and Compliance, Law Society Consulting
A3: Residential conveyancing update - practical leasehold
Andrew Crawford, founder, AAC Law
A4 Commercial conveyancing – what’s hot, what’s not?
Stephen Jackson, member, Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, The Law Society and consultant, Bond Dickinson
12.10 - 12.15 Transfer time
12.15 - 13.15 Panel session: managing risk – avoiding claims
Chair: Louise Waugh, member, Property Section executive committee, The Law Society and senior solicitor, Banking team, Virgin Money
Amy Bell, chair, Money Laundering Task Force, The Law Society and head of risk and compliance, QualitySolicitors
Michael Blüthner Speight, risk manager - professional and financial lines, Zurich
Nick Larkins, senior manager, Mortgage Fraud Strategy, Lloyds Banking Group
13.15 - 14.10 Lunch, networking and exhibition
14.10 - 15.20 Concurrent workshop session B
B1 Marketing and business development strategies with the most impact
Larry Cattle, consultant in marketing and business development, Law Society Consulting
B2 Cyber security – be prepared!
Peter Wright, Council member and chair, Technology and Law Reference group, The Law Society and managing director, DigitalLawUK
B3 Trips and traps on buying new build properties
Andrew Crawford, director, AAC Law
B4 Commercial property update – law and practice
Warren Gordon, chair, Conveyancing and Land Law Committee
15.20 - 15.45 Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
15.45 - 16.05 Looking for the Q in CQS
Graham Murphy, product manager, The Law Society
16.05 - 16.55 Closing keynote: the property market post-election and beyond
Stephanie McMahon, head of research, Strutt and Parker
16.55 - 17.00 Closing comments – Ian White, chair, Property Section executive committee
17.00 - 18.00 Networking reception
All conference fees VAT is 20%.
- Members of the Property Section £300 + VAT = £360
- PC holders £345 + VAT = £414
- Non PC holders £495 + VAT = £594
- PC holders working for NFP £195 + VAT = £234