TL4: UK Commercial Property Litigation and Disputes Forum 2024

February 29, 2024, 9:00 am to 5:10 pm

The only forum to bring together the key stakeholders under one roof. Hear solicitors, surveyors and consultants address disputes arising from property litigation.

Learn from an experienced lineup of speakers including solicitors, surveyors and consultants who navigate the complexities of building safety, tenancy feuds and more.

Explore issues both perennial and recent that impact the field of property litigation and disputes.

Book by Friday 24 November and Save £200.

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9:00 – Registration

9:30 – Chair’s Opening Remarks
Liz Peace CBE – Adviser on Property, Politics and the Built Environment –

9:40 – Navigating the Building Safety Act: Impacts, Amends and Ramifications

  • How the Building Safety Act 2022 applies to mixed-use buildings
  • Liability for historic defects
  • Regulation of Higher-Risk Buildings

Ed John – Partner – Keystone Law
Douglas Rhodes – Partner – Trowers & Hamlins

10:20 – Analysing the Law Commission’s Review of the 1954 Landlord and Tenant Act

  • Did the review achieve the Law Commission’s aim of modernising and simplifying the Act
  • Can a more productive relationship between landlords and tenants be achieved
  • Were the finds of the consultation paper adequate or insufficient

Paul Greatholder – Partner – Russell Cooke
Professor Graham Chase – Senior Surveyor – Chase Sinclair Clark
Julia Tobbell – Partner – Forsters

11:00 – Networking & Refreshment Break

11:20 – Understanding Rights to Light Disputes and How They are Resolved

  • Measures to mitigate risk of disputes
  • Effective remedies for infringements
  • How surveyors measure the adequacy of light in a given area

Rashpal Soomal – Partner – Eversheds Sutherland
Gary Lawrenson – Partner – Osborne Clarke
Liam Dunford – Senior Director – Point 2

12:00 – Identifying Recent Developments in Service Charges

  • Leaseholder points of contention
  • Charging orders and enforcing judgments
  • Estate management fees
  • Best practice for avoiding litigation

Scott Goldstein – Partner – Payne Hicks Beach

12:40 – Examining ESG and Sustainability in Relation to Property Litigation and Disputes

  • How can ESG legislation lead to property disputes
  • Are councils enforcing ESG legislation on their properties
  • The impact and implication of green leases

Greg Barden – Partner – Jones Day

13:10 – Networking & Lunch Break

14:10 – Exploring Disputes Arising from Dilapidations Claims

  • Ensuring both landlords and tenants meet their responsibilities and obligations
  • What factors surveyors take into account
  • Assessing a dilapidation claim
  • Repair obligations

Jo Ord – Partner – Farrer & Co
Iain Feasey – Director – Hollis
Bryan Johnston – Partner – Dentons
John Campbell – Barrister – New Square Chambers

14:50 – An Overview of Forfeiture Rights and Applications

  • Understand the relief application process
  • Implications of waiving the right to forfeit
  • Reforming rules to allow for forfeiting and claiming rent

Jamal Demachkie – Barrister – Gatehouse Chambers

15:30 – Coffee Break

15:50 – Insights into Valuation Disputes and Remedies

  • Ensuring property is correctly valued and represented
  • Litigating for contesting valuations
  • How valuation can assist in disputes

Ian Mackie – Managing Director – Berkley Research Group

16:30 – Addressing Challenges Stemming from Insolvency
  • Challenges faced by landlords and tenants during periods of insolvency
  • Managing parties feeling disgruntled
  • Impacts recessions can have on tenants

Julie Gattegno – Partner – CMS
Paul Zalkin – Managing Director – Quantuma
Luke Harrison – Partner – Keidan Harrisonapt our advice around specific client circumstances

17:10 pm – Chair’s Closing remarks

New Square Chambers are knowledge partner sponsors of this year’s ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes: The UK Commercial Property Litigation and Disputes Forum 2024

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