Virtually the Blundell Lectures - Booking open!
We’re pleased to announce that booking is open for the 45th annual Blundell Property Law Lectures. Booking is essential and there is no charge for the virtual lectures this year.
Please use the following link to book on each lecture: https://dmtrk.net/16NC-6Z2US-4545940E3CE5C8EB61BZKK7B368081B6CF1769/cr.aspx
Lecture One and Live Q&A
Wednesday 30th September 2020
SPEAKER: Professor Nick Hopkins
MAKING OUR HOMES OUR OWN: THE LAW COMMISSION’S REPORTS ON RESIDENTIAL LEASEHOLD AND COMMONHOLD
On 21 July, the Law Commission published its final reports on enfranchisement, the right to manage and commonhold. These followed the publication in January of its report on the options to reduce the price payable on enfranchisement. Collectively, these reports provide the blueprint for a once-in-a-generation change to how residential leasehold property is owned, and for commonhold to become the preferred alternative to leasehold. In this lecture, Professor Nick Hopkins, the Commissioner who led the work, explains the principles that underpin the recommendations, and considers how the recommendations will ensure that the law that governs how millions of people in England and Wales own their home will be made fit for purpose.
Professor Nick Hopkins is Law Commissioner for England and Wales for Property, Family and Trust Law. He is the lead Commissioner for the Commission’s work on residential leasehold and commonhold. His previous Law Commission projects include Updating the Land Registration Act 2002. Prior to appointment at the Commission he spent over 20 years as an academic, and has published widely in the field of property law. He holds a Chair in Law at Reading University. He is an academic member of the Property Bar Association and Property Litigation Association, and an honorary bencher of Middle Temple.
Lecture Two and Live Q&A
FROM PANALPINA TO THE PANDEMIC: LEASES AND THE DOCTRINE OF FRUSTRATION
Wednesday 14 October 2020
SPEAKER: Anthony Tanney
In what circumstances might a lease be discharged by frustration? And with what effects – especially on third parties? How is the question affected by the availability of insurance against the frustrating event? Or by the inclusion in the Lease of rent cesser and similar clauses? And how might the doctrine of frustration apply to restrictions on use of premises arising from the Covid lockdown? Anthony Tanney investigates.
Anthony Tanney was called to the Bar by Lincolns Inn in 1994, and has been a member of Falcon Chambers since 1995. Prior to commencing practice, he held a full University Lectureship in Law at the University of Durham, where he specialised in the law of real property as well as constitutional law. Anthony’s practice includes almost anything to do with investing in, developing, buying and selling, renting, using and lending against real property of all kinds, as well as property-related insolvency, professional negligence and much else besides. Anthony is a Fellow of the CIArb,
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The Blundell Lectures have long supported the Solicitors’ Benevolent Fund, RICS Lionheart and the Barristers’ Benevolent Association. In 2020 there is no charge to attend. If you would like to find out more about the wonderful work of each Benevolent Fund (or donate to them) their website addresses are:
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