Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act - Arbitration Scheme

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Online event via Teams
TIMES: 5.00-5.45pm

In this session the PLA, Counsel and an arbitrator will discuss the workings of the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 Arbitration Scheme and any practical tips picked up from experience of the Scheme to date.

Part of this session will involve a Q&A with the speakers.  Members are encouraged to send questions in advance to Mark Barley –, as we anticipate all attendees will benefit from the speakers having time to consider the questions ahead of the session.

All members welcome.

Host – Mark Barley – Mark is a partner at Womble Bond Dickinson and specialises in real estate litigation and dispute resolution, and contentious landlord and tenant matters. He has acted on many commercial lease issues, including lease renewals, dilapidations, rent reviews, contested alienations and service charges , as well as the wider range of property disputes such as adverse possession and squatters, rights of way, restrictive covenants and land contract breaches, including references to arbitration.


Philip Rainey QCPhilip is head of Tanfield Chambers.  His practice straddles the commercial/residential divide; it encompasses all aspects of real property, commercial L&T, as well as the residential L&T.  He has a wealth of experience at the highest level; he has taken six cases to the Lords/Supreme Court, most recently the much-discussed Sequent Nominees v Hautford; and numerous others to the Court of Appeal.  He was actively involved for the Property Bar Association in negotiating changes with the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy to the Coronavirus Rent Arbitration Scheme.

Kevan Carrick of JK Property Consultants – Kevan Carrick of JK Property Consultants – Kevan Carrick, is an experienced surveyor, having operated in the north east of England for over 40 years.  Kevan acts either as an arbitrator, independent expert, mediator, court appointed joint expert or as an expert witness.  Kevan applies knowledge, experience and the facts of a case to resolve disputes connected with property, development and landlord and tenants, as well as matters relating to use and occupation of land.  He deals with valuation arbitrations and much of his work has been the negotiation of agreements – the psychology of ‘getting to yes’.  He deals with all types of commercial disputes and was elected by the National Mediator Awards to the shortlist of six mediators for Commercial Mediator for 2020/2021.



Tuesday, May 17th
17:00 - 17:45
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