PBA Seminar: Professional Negligence Issues in Property Law

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All PLA members are invited to attend this event, being organised by the Property Bar Association.

Registration:  17.30, Seminar: 18.00, Drinks reception: 19.30


Chair:  David Halpern QC of 4 New Square  (Former editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability.)


Benjamin Wood, barrister at 4 New Square. (Contributing editor of Simpson on Professional Liability.)

Mathew Ditchburn, Joint head of the London Real Estate Disputes Team at Hogan Lovells.

Nick Broomfield, barrister at 4 New Square. (Contributing author to the forthcoming edition of Cousins on Mortgages.)

The seminar will focus on issues commonly encountered in professional liability claims with a property angle:

  • Limitation periods. Accrual of the cause of action in tort and contract: traps for the unwary, and the importance of constructive knowledge in Secion 14A cases.
  • Negligence arising out of service of notices.
  • Conveyancers’ self-help: rectification and alteration of the register. Consideration of NRAM v. Evans [2017] EWCA Civ 1013 and Swift Advances v Ahmed [2015] EWHC 3265 (Ch), and a word about conflicts of interest.

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE PLEASE CONTACT:  enquiries@propertybar.org.uk

Thursday, 5th October 2017
18:00 - 19:30
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Gray’s Inn
8 South Square
London, WC1R 5ET United Kingdom
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This is a free event and open to non-PLA members