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44th Annual Blundell Lectures

44th ANNUAL SERIES - BLUNDELL LECTURES: TOPICAL ISSUES IN PROPERTY LAW

Dates: Monday 3 June, Tuesday 18 June, Monday 24 June & Monday 1 July 2019 

LSE, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

Refreshments served at 6pm followed by lecture 6.30pm until 8pm

Many of you have already booked your tickets, and we hope you will enjoy reading more about this year’s programme below. Once again, we are looking forward to four stimulating evenings hearing from leading experts as they address some of the most interesting issues in property law.

In particular, we are delighted to welcome Mr Justice Morgan of the Business & Property Courts and His Honour Judge Stuart Bridge of the Lands Tribunal to the Blundell stage this year.

Net surplus of the lecture series is distributed between the benevolent associations of the RICS, Law Society and Bar Council.

If you have not yet booked, please follow the link below to reserve your place.

THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME

Monday 3rd June 2019

VOLUNTEERING TO BE FLEECED - RETAIL TENANT CVAs

SPEAKERS:

Mathew Ditchburn, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Stephen Jourdan QC, Falcon Chambers

In recent years, retail tenants have started using company voluntary arrangements as a way of escaping from liability under leases of unprofitable stores, with a view to then selling the business. The CVAs are structured so that the money from the sale goes to the creditors other than the landlords of the unprofitable stores and to the shareholders. What can a landlord do faced with a CVA of this kind? Do the unfair prejudice provisions or the good faith principle assist? Mathew Ditchburn and Stephen Jourdan QC discuss.

Tuesday 18th June 2019

GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS: THE LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT 1954 PART II

SPEAKERS:

Dellah Gilbert, Maples Teesdale LLP

Wayne Clark, Falcon Chambers

The Supreme Court in Franses has changed the way that the 1954 Act should be interpreted in terms of landlord’s intention in opposing lease renewals on the grounds of redevelopment. How far does its shadow fall? How might it affect  the interpretation of intention under other statutes, including the recent Electronic Communications Code? Given the renewed focus upon the Act, should we now also consider how some other provisions of the Act might be (re)interpreted? Wayne Clark and Dellah Gilbert provide their thoughts.

Monday 24th June 2019

EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION: THE MODERN LAW OF EASEMENTS

SPEAKERS:

His Honour Judge Stuart Bridge

Oliver Radley-Gardner, Falcon Chambers

In the light of the Supreme Court’s review of the legal scope of easements in Regency Villas, former Law Commissioner HHJ Stuart Bridge considers the characteristics that remain to be satisfied for the creation of a valid easement in the modern law.  Oliver Radley-Gardner examines how easements may limit the future use of land with reference to various rules including that in Harris v Flower and those concerning excessive use.

Monday 1st July 2019

EFFECTIVE REMEDIES IN PROPERTY LITIGATION

SPEAKER:

Mr Justice Morgan

Property litigators and their clients go to court to obtain something worthwhile. In addition to establishing that they are right and the other side is wrong, they will wish to obtain an effective remedy for any wrongdoing. What are the difficulties in obtaining and enforcing an order for specific performance, an injunction, damages  in lieu of an injunction or simply damages? How quickly can a remedy be obtained? Against whom can a remedy be sought? Mr Justice  Morgan reviews the opportunities  and the constraints involved in  property litigation.

Each lecture qualifies for 1.5 hours technical content for CPD and attendees will have opportunities to network with others from across the three professions.

PRICE: £70 + VAT per lecture or  £280  + VAT for all four.

BOOKING OFFER: Open to the first 150 purchasers of complete sets of tickets for Lectures  1, 2, 3 and 4.  For each complete set of 4 lecture tickets purchased at £280 + VAT, you may purchase a second half price ticket, for Lectures 1, 2 and 3 at £35 + VAT per lecture (£105 + VAT for all 3). The second reduced price tickets for Lectures 1, 2 and 3 are for the sole use of a junior colleague of up to 4 years PQE, and can only be booked at the time of making the full price purchase.

''The renowned Blundell property law lectures bring together a great mix of real estate experts for inspiring and stimulating lectures and debate. The heavyweight lectures consistently deliver the cutting edge of real estate law and practice and are a must for those needing to unpick the most important and topical contentious real estate issues of the day.'' Bryan Johnston, Partner, Dentons LLP and Chair, Property Litigation Association 

Download booking form and book now or alternatively email lucinda@quadrilect.co.uk to make a booking or request the full brochure.

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