Sound Off for Justice – Oppose the Legal Aid Cuts

Sound Off For Justice is looking to galvanise public support for the idea that everyone has the right to be represented by a legal professional in court if they have a deserving legal case. To ensure the proposed government cuts to Legal Aid cuts don’t go through in their current guise we are asking for your help to make noise now.

We need your help to get one of the biggest online campaigning groups, 38 Degrees, to officially support our campaign against the legal aid cuts. It could be the key to massively increasing the awareness and support for the campaign. Please also encourage your friends and colleagues to sign the Law Society petition.

Visit and sign the petition to Justice Secretary, Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP
Download the campaign poster here

Building Control and Enforcement Issues for Residential Conveyancers (3 CPD Hours)

Building Control and Enforcement Issues for Residential Conveyancers (3 CPD hours) on 8th July 2011 in Chichester

Interpreting the building control history of a property accurately is fundamental to ensure compliance with lender’s requirements and for the protection of the purchaser client.

What should you do in the absence of appropriate evidence of consent? What enforcement options are available to a Local Authority and in what circumstances are they likely to be exercised?

This course provides an overview of the Building Control process, offers guidance in the absence of evidence of consent and suggest practical solutions in the form of precedent letters and client care letters. It will cover: 

  • Building Act 1984
  • Schedule 1 Building Regulations 2000
  • The “approved documents”
  • The Building Control process
  • The “competent persons” scheme
  • Professional expectations following the decision in Attey Bower v Jones
  • Regularisation Certificates and the Insurance option
  • Advice and client care
  • What’s in the pipeline? Proposals for the future

This course will be presented by Mr Alistair Guthrie is a consultant to Beverly Davies Penny, a Cardiff firm specialising in residential conveyancing. Alistair was previously chairman of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, a position he held for 6 years and he continues to sit on one of the compliance committees of the Council. His style is practical and draws on experiences from practice to illustrate and explain a point.

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

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