Conferences & Seminars

Non-Domestic Rates Training Seminar (Sheffield), June 2017: I assisted in the training of local authority employees concerned with the recovery of non-domestic rates on issues that commonly arise in disputes over liability to pay the same.

Agricultural Law Conference (Birmingham), May 2017: Delivered 2 papers, one on Boundary Disputes and the other on New Town and Village Greens, to an audience of solicitors.

No 5 Chambers Annual Planning Seminar (Bristol), October 2016: Delivered a paper on ‘bars to development’ dealing with the potential effects of applications to register new town or village greens and restrictive covenants.

No 5 Chambers Commercial Property Seminar, October 2016: Delivered a paper on break clauses in commercial leases.

RTPI Seminar on Giving Evidence at Planning Inquiries, September 2016: Participated in mock planning inquiry in the role of Inspector.

No 5 Chambers Annual Planning Seminar (London), September 2016: Delivered a paper on ‘bars to development’ dealing with the potential effects of applications to register new town or village greens and restrictive covenants.

No 5 Chambers Planning Seminar, Bristol, October 2015: Delivered a paper on localism, emerging policy and its effect and the weight to be attributed to written ministerial statements.

No 5 Property Law Seminar, October 2013: Delivered a paper on break clauses in commercial leases to an audience of solicitors.

No 5 Annual Planning Seminar, Lincoln’s Inn, September 2013: Delivered a co-authored paper with Tim Jones on planning enforcement to an audience of local authorities, planners and lawyers.

Private Client Case Law Update, May 2013: Delivered a paper on recent cases on formalities for the creation of wills, rectification of wills, costs in Inheritance Act claims and the rule in Re Hastings-Bass to an audience of legal practitioners.

No 5 Planning & Environment Annual Planning Seminar, April 2013: Delivered a co-authored paper with Tim Jones on Village Greens and Green Spaces to an audience of local authorities, planners, developers and solicitors.

Highways & Development Conference, March 2013: Delivered a paper dealing with the identification of potential highways issues (ransom strips, need to rely on establishing PROW, effect of NERCA on establishing such rights, etc) to lawyers / local authorities.

Tax Seminar, September 2012: Delivered a paper to an audience of private client solicitors on Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief from Inheritance Tax liability

Property Seminar, September 2012: Delivered a paper to an audience of solicitors on Commercial Leases and the Landlord & Tenant relationship

Contentious Probate Seminar, June 2012: Co-delivered a paper to an audience of solicitors specialising in private client / probate work on matters including the the due execution of wills, testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval, undue influence and removal of personal representatives.

Commercial Property Law Update, March 2012: Delivered a paper to an audience of legal practitioners on recent case law on matters such as break clauses in leases, overage agreements and competition law and land agreements.

Private Client Case Law Update, September 2011: Delivered a paper on recent cases on wills, trusts and Inheritance Act claims to an audience of legal practitioners.

No 5 Planning Seminar for Local Authorities, June 2011: Delivered a joint paper with Jeremy Cahill QC on “Lessons from recent Retail and Housing Appeals and Challenges”.

Seminar Paper on Bailiffs, November 2010: Delivered a paper to a large firm of rating surveyors (as part of their internal training) on the role of the bailiff seeking to levy ditress for the non-payment of non-domestic rates.

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2010: Delivered a co-authored paper (with Prof Barry Hough) entitled “Proportionality and Residual Rights: The Unintelligible Case of the Village Green”. For full details of the conference programme see here. This paper was delivered in the Property & Trusts Session on Thursday 16 September 2010.

Modern Studies in Property Law Conference 2010: University of Oxford between 23-25 March 2010. I delivered a paper on the law of prescription: “Prescription & user ‘as of right’: ripe for wholesale reform?” (23 March 2010). More information on this conference can be found here and a full copy of the programme can be viewed here. An expanded version of this paper was published as a chapter in Volume 6 of “Modern Studies in Property Law” (see “publications” page for details).

The Harcourt Chambers Christmas Lectures 2009: Gloucester Cathedral on 9 December 2009. I delivered a paper on the acquisition and quantification of property rights in family property. More information about this conference can be found here.

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