Elderly Client Update 2011 (5 CPD hours)

Elderly Client Update 2011 (5 CPD hours) on 27th October 2011 in Chichester

This course is amended and updated each year to take account of recent case law and new legislation and aimed at the private client practitioner. The detailed notes include practical examples, draft clauses, specimen letters and action points. The materials are constantly updated to provide delegates with a thorough and valuable resource of information.

 The areas covered will include:

  •  Case Law Update
  • Professional Conduct Issues
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney/Court of Protection update
  • Local Authority Care Funding Issues
  • NHS Funded Long Term Care

This course will be presented by Helen Clarke who is a solicitor specialising in probate and elderly client issues. She is on the executive committee of the Law Society Private Client Section, the Law Society Council member for the Private Client Section, chair of the Law Society Wills & Equity Committee and a member of STEP.

Course fees will be £210 + VAT per delegate (members of CDLS)

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Conveyancing 2011 Update (5 CPD hours)

Conveyancing 2011 Update (5 CPD hours) on 18th October 2011 in Chichester

Conveyancing update 2011 is an essential update for all residential property practitioners includes the topics listed below, together with an analysis of the implications for practice. Please note this content is subject to change from time to time, in order to ensure that the most important recent developments are included.  

  • Forthcoming pressures on conveyancing including alternative business structures and other regulatory changes, lenders’ panels, separate representation of lender and borrower, changes to the minimum insurance requirements for PII
  • The new Conveyancing Quality Scheme: outline, cost, scope, eligibility and requirements, application, assessment and ongoing monitoring, Core Practice Management Standards and Client Service requirements, training requirements
  • New Protocol, Standard Conditions of Sale and changes to the Code for Completion by post
  • Various Land Registry matters
  • Changes to the Lenders’ Handbook
  • Exit fees on assignment of leases of retirement homes
  • Sub sales and the standard conditions
  • Restrictive covenants:
    • Enforceability
    • Development Scheme
    • Annexation
  • Planning enforcement and deceit
  • Beneficial interests and conveyancing
  • Damages for failure to complete
  • S2 LPMP Act 1989
  • Oral contracts for the sale of land
  • *Adverse possession and public highways
  • Defects in title and contractual provisions
  • Enforcement of rights of light
  • Defective notices to complete
  • Rights of way by prescription
  • Conveyancing files and privilege
  • Registration of town and village greens – multiple uses
  • SDLT update
  • Mortgage repossessions and let properties

This course will be presented by Andrew Crawford who has vast experience as a practising solicitor, having been a Partner at Thomas Eggar LLP for over 20 years where he supervised a busy conveyancing department. Andrew relates the theory to the practical and brings the subject matter to life with everyday examples. Delegates frequently comment (to their surprise!) on how much they enjoyed the training and how quickly the time went. 

Course fees will be £210 + VAT per delegate (members of CDLS)

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Family Law Update 2011 (6 CPD hours)

Family Law Update 2011 (6 CPD hours) on 21st October 2011 in Chichester

An essential update on the latest developments in Family Law in Chichester.

  • Update
    • Divorce
  • Jurisdictional and validity issues
    • Ancillary Relief
  • Agreements in AR – The impact of Radmacher
  • Case law post Charman
  • Post separation assets
  • Inherited wealth – included or excluded?
  • Cohabitation Fleming and Grey
  • Re-opening awards – what is possible
  • Confidentiality between Husband and Wife – Imerman
    • Private CA
  • PR
  • Residence and shared residence
  • Contact problems
  • Contact activity directions and the new enforcement provisions
  • Removal from the jurisdiction – when will it be granted or refused
  • Cohabitation
    • Who owns the house? – case law after Stack v Dowden
  • Schedule 1 CA applications
    • Domestic Violence
  • Restraint Orders
  • Criminal or civil sanctions
  • Public CA
  • Fact-finding developments
  • Expert evidence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Assessment update
  • Spotlight on LA procedures
  • Special Guardianship Update
  • Finances
  • Adoption
  • Revocation of placement orders
  • Adoption Orders – revocation, consent and international issues
  • Practice and Procedure
    • The new Family Procedure Rules 2010
    • Child witnesses
    •  Directions
    • Appeals
    • Costs
    • Publicity in Family cases
    • All the latest Practice

This course will be presented by Graham Pegg LLB, Solicitor, Senior Partner and Head of the Family Law team, Pickerings, Tamworth. Graham has been a member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel since its inception and is a specialist in Children Law.

Course fees will be £210 + VAT per delegate (members of CDLS)

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Litigation (3 CPD hours)

Residential Landlord and Tenant Litigation (3 CPD hours) on 15th September 2011 in Chichester

The course is aimed at solicitors either who litigate on behalf of tenants and/or landlords. With the rise in litigation over anti-social behaviour orders, Section 11 cases and a general move by Public Authorities and Housing Associations to force tenants to comply more strictly with the terms of their tenancy, this is an area of law which has an increasing importance and workload.

The course will cover:

  • Possession for non-payment of rent
  • Possession for breach of covenants relating to a tenant’s behaviour
  • Anti-social behaviour orders
  • Defences available to the tenant
  • Enforcement
  • Other remedies
  • Counterclaims for disrepair

The course will be presented by Michael Paget who is a practising Barrister with Garden Court Chambers where his main area of practice is Housing dealing with standard County Court actions, s.204 appeals, unlawful evictions, disrepair claims with personal injury elements and Right to Buy decisions. He appears in judicial review of interim accommodation and allocation decisions.

Course fees will be £120 + VAT per delegate (members of CDLS)

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Medico Legal Dinner 2011

West Sussex Division of BMA, in conjunction with The Chichester and Worthing Law Societies,invite you to this year’s Medico-Legal Dinner which will be held at 7.00 for 7.30 pm on Friday 20th May at White Swan Hotel Arundel (situated on A-27 just west of Arundel).
The Guest Speaker will be Mr John Vanhegan FRCS Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who will be speaking on Personal Injury and Disability. Mr Vanhegan has a special interest in personal injuries and medico-legal reports and practices from Harley Street

The dress code for the event is Black Tie or Smart Suits.
Cost £ 30.00 per head including a reception drink

The Dinner is open to members of the above organisations and their guests

Please return the slip below with your cheque (payable to West Sussex BMA), the choice from the attached menu indicating any special requirements and the number of places desired. We hope you will support this very popular annual event.

Dr Faiz Rehman
Hon. Secretary West Sussex BMA, faizrehman10@hotmail.com
Reply slip: (please return by 10th May 2011 to: The Rubens, 105 Marshall Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2TN )
Name & address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Telephone no: ____________________________ email ______________________________________________
Please reserve _________ places for me. I enclose a cheque to the value of ___________(payable to West Sussex BMA)
Dietary requirements __________________
Request to be seated next to (if possible) _______________
Menu – 3 course’s

Watercress & Pea Soup
Chicken & Vegetable terrine
Stuffed field Mushroom

Pan seared Salmon on wilted Spinach with poached Egg hollandaise sauce & Potato crisp
Braised skirt of Beef with Horseradish and red wine Gravy
Wild Mushroom & Rocket Risotto with caramelized Goats Cheese and baby Leaves

Eton mess
Fruit salad
Cheese board
Dark chocolate & raspberry Torte with Hazlenuts

Dobsons Solicitors

As you may be aware Dobsons Solicitors of 4 Northgate, Chichester West Sussex PO19 1BB has closed. As of 28th January 2011 the practice was intervened by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The SRA has appointed Susie Dryden of Blake Lapthorn, New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 3LG, tel: 0845 430 4086, DX 155850, Eastleigh, to act as it’s agent. Any queries concerning the practice should be addressed to Blake Lapthorn at the above address.

New CPD courses announced – Update

Chichester and District Law Society are pleased to announce 2 further CPD courses in conjunction with CLT. These are as follows:

Wills and Probate Update 2011 on 12th May 2011 (5 CPD hours)

Commercial Property Update 2011 on 14th June 2011 (6 CPD hours)

Building Control and Enforcement Issues for Residential Conveyancers on 8th July 2011

Residential Landlord and Tenant Litigation on 15th September 2011 (3 CPD hours)

Conveyancing 2011 Update on 18th October 2011 (5 CPD hours)

Family Law 2011 Update on 21st October 2011 (6 CPD hours)

Elderly Client 2011 Update on 27th October 2011 (5 CPD hours)

For more details please click here

Wills and Probate Update 2011- 14th June 2011 – (5 CPD hours)

This course will acquaint private client practitioners with recent developments in the areas of Will drafting, construction and interpretation, Probate practice and related tax issues to ensure practitioners can apply these developments to their daily practice and be able to discuss the changes in an informed way with colleagues and clients.

  • Wills, trust and probate cases and developments including:

–       Testamentary Capacity

–       Liability for Negligent Advice

–       Equitable Relief

–       Family Provision Claims

–       Constructive Trusts

–       Equitable Estoppel

  • IHT cases and new developments including:

–       New IHT Estate Returns

–       Transferable Nil Rate Band HMRC Guidance

–       Use of Nil Rate Band Trusts

–       Continuing Impact of FA 2006

–       Business Property Relief

–       Associated Operations

  • Future developments

This course will be presented by Lucy Obrey who is a Solicitor and Partner at Higgs & Sons, Solicitors in the West Midlands. She is a member of STEP and sits on the Birmingham STEP Branch Committee. She is also recognised in Chambers and Partners in the area of trusts and personal tax.

The course cost is £210 plus VAT per delegate (members of CDLS)

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Commercial Property Update – 12th May 2011 (6 CPD hours)

Commercial Property Update on 12th May 2011 (6 CPD hours)

This course updates the busy practitioner on a huge range of recent and pending commercial property law and practice changes. All recent cases and legislative changes are reviewed, as are the implications of legal practice and policy changes, and the changing economic climate.

Topics will include:

  • Contracts for sale and commercial leases in a downturn – enforcing or terminating sale and purchase agreements; rights of rescission; serving valid completion notices; forfeiting (or returning?) contract deposits; escaping from leases by break or surrender (or frustrating the escape); enforcing guarantees; rescheduling rent payment dates; dealing with tenant insolvency (especially administration and voluntary arrangements and the ability to get rent paid)
  • Complying with formalities in property transactions – ensuring a contract is properly signed; executing deeds in the light of the Mercury Tax case and the ‘virtual closing’ protocol; varying contracts; varying leases; the use of side letters in sales and leases; informal leases and the dangers of undocumented possession
  • Land Registry developments (early completion policy, identification rules, increase in property fraud, guidance on amending deeds)
  • Landlord and tenant update (including cases on assigning, sub-letting, service charge, insurance and rent review, and recent cases on 1954 Act contracting-out and a review of the problems the process creates)
  • Climate change – drafting points relating to the Carbon Reduction Commitment and the move towards greener leases; transactional implications of rules relating to EPCs; the need for DECs
  • Recent legislation – including changes to the law on perpetuities; Community Infrastructure Levy; SDLT and VAT developments
  • Developing land – cases and practice points relating to the acquisition of land conditionally upon planning; the enforcement of positive obligations; rights of way and rights for services; enforcing restrictive covenants; drafting overage clauses, and the problem of the village green

Course content is regularly revised and updated to ensure that all current developments are covered.

The Speaker will be Mr Alan Riley who is a solicitor and Property Law Consultant, formerly with Halliwells LLP and the College of Law, Chester, and now providing professional support to law firms. He is a co-writer and the publisher of ‘Commercial Property Information Update’ (a subscription e-zine for property lawyers) and has co-written ‘Commercial Property and Business Leases’ (Jordans).

Course fees will be £210 + VAT per delegate (members of CDLS)

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