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.


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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

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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