Event: Property Training Lectures

About the lectures

Practical Law Property is running its Autumn series of breakfast lectures, this time with one stream suitable for new trainees and newly qualified lawyers (building on areas that the Legal Practice Course does not cover in detail) and a separate stream for more experienced lawyers.

These lectures are relevant to practitioners involved in property acquisition, leases and property management. The table gives a brief summary of what will be covered in each session. All lectures will approach the issues in a practical way, with plenty of examples and sample drafting. The aim is to ensure that delegates know what to watch out for and why, and understand how to solve the various tricky problems, so that they will be able to manage their workload with greater confidence and efficiency.

Advanced stream

Title Details
Wednesday 18 September 2013

Catering for environmental liability in contracts and leases

  • "Hidden" liabilities that can come home to roost
  • Allocating that liability expressly
  • Do standard lease covenants do the job?
  • When / how to use indemnities
  • Law Society advice

Speakers: Sophie Simpson, Sue Highmore

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Agreements for Lease

  • Preconditions - consents, planning, vacant possession
  • Assignability (and interplay with LTA 1954 rules)
  • Typical covenants relating to landlord's works
  • Shell and core agreements and dual working
  • Ensuring the lease is ultimately granted

Speakers: Sue Highmore, Peter Williams (Real Estate, PSL)

Thursday 17 October 2013

Specialist industry standard leases compared

  • The purpose of industry templates and who publishes them
  • Choosing the right one
  • Cost effectiveness and customer appeal
  • Business start up and short term occupation - StartUp Britain Pop Up Lease and DCLG Meanwhile Lease

Speaker: Nick Darby (Managing Associate, Dentons)

NQ lectures

Title Details
Wednesday 2 October 2013

Environmental and Flooding Issues on purchases and leases

  • Law Society and lender requirements - 2013 changes
  • What are the potential liabilities clients should know about?
  • Due diligence - how to find out what affects the property
  • New moves on insurance against such risks
  • What to do if problems emerge

Speakers: Sara Feijao, Sue Highmore

Thursday 10 October 2013

Planning and Construction issues

  • How to obtain and interpret the information - the new Con 29
  • Which breaches (planning or building control) can be safely ignored?
  • Planning conditions and agreements - inheriting liability
  • Community Infrastructure Levy - impact on successors in title
  • Assets of Community Value - new law
  • Green Deal landcharges - new for October 2013

Speakers: Liz Parkinson, Sue Highmore

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Business Security for Tenure

  • Contracting out successfully
  • Break rights in leases - interrelationship with LTA 1954 renewal
  • Grounds for regaining possession
  • Procedure for renewal - who serves what and when?
  • Traps for the unwary

Speakers: Chloe Shanley, Sue Highmore

Friday 25 October 2013


  • The statutory restrictions governing consents - how fast must you respond?
  • Typical drafting and what it permits - recent cases
  • Consent in principle - how to do it safely
  • Equality Act and Green Deal - restrictions on landlord consents
  • Costs

Speakers: Sue Highmore, Peter Williams (Real Estate, PSL)


You can book per session, or take advantage of discounted rates if you book more than one lecture, or multiple places at any lecture. See the table below for full details. You don't have to nominate the delegate in advance, so you have flexibility to substitute your nominee right up to the date of the lecture. If you have a different combination to book, please contact us at events@practicallaw.com.

Number of places booked at each lecture Number of lectures booked
  1 2 3 4
1 £40 £70 £100 £120
2 £70 £120 £170 £210
3 £100 £170 £230 £280

* All prices are subject to VAT

To Book

Book here. There is a maximum of 70 places. If you cannot make the date, do let us know if you would be interested in a repeat of the lecture by registering your interest here.


The lectures qualify for CPD purposes for admitted solicitors


  • 8.00 am: Breakfast and Registration
  • 8.30 am: Lecture starts
  • 9.45 am: Lecture finishes

Who should attend:

Advanced stream:

  • Those in practice for 18 months - 3 years
  • Those returning to property work after a break

NQ lectures:

  • Trainees
  • Newly qualified staff
  • Secondees who are new to property work

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