Chichester and District Law Society announces new season of CPD courses

In conjunction with CLT we are pleased to be able to announce the new series of CPD courses available here in Chichester which includes Tricky Conveyancing Transactions, Commercial Property Update, Wills and Probate Update and Family Law Update.

To find out more information on the courses on offer and how to book click here

Tricky Conveyancing Transactions – 16 April 2013 – 5 CPD hours

Tricky Conveyancing Transactions

This course looks in detail at some of the trickier conveyancing transactions that are frequently encountered, analyses the issues involved and provides take away approaches that you can use in the office to minimise risk, and also to differentiate your service in areas of work that can command higher fees.

Gifts of property

•By the Elderly
•Within the Family
•Undue Influence dangers
•Taxation Issues

Use of Powers of Attorney

•The options available

Declarations of Trust

•Some solutions to common issues

Equity Release

•Key points to watch out for


•Extending the lease at the time of sale
•Contact clauses to use
•Problems to avoid

Adverse Possession

•Garden land which has no title
•What should you do as a buyer?


•Where one owner is bankrupt
•Buying from a mortgage
•Differences when dealing with a Receiver

Restrictive Covenants

•Are they really going to be enforceable?
The course will be delivered by Andrew Crawford who has vast experience as a practising Solicitor, having been a Partner at Thomas Eggar for over 25 years. Andrew brings the law alive and is always mindful of the need and difficulty of making conveyancing profitable.

CLT Member Fee £210.00 + VAT
Non Member Fee £420.00 +VAT

Venue Chichester at TBC

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Commercial Property Update – 9 May 2013 – (6 CPD Hours)

Commercial Property Update

This important update course has come to enjoy a well deserved reputation as a “must” in the annual training calendar of many busy practitioners throughout England and Wales.

The course updates the busy practitioner on a huge range of recent and pending commercial property law and practice changes. It is designed for all those dealing with commercial property work including sales and acquisitions, development transactions and commercial leases. It provides a rigorous analysis of the law whilst being firmly grounded in its consideration of the practical implications for day to day 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.]
Topics will include:
•Practice changes
◦New short-form leases reviewed including “Clearlet” and “Clearlite”
◦Insurance issues (what to do about uninsured risks and the very real problem associated with flood cover)
◦Relevant Land Registry developments
◦Impact of new climate change compliance regime including drafting points relating to the Carbon Reduction Commitment, EPCs, DECs and the potential impact of the “Green Deal”
•Commercial Property Case Law Update

◦Contracts for sale and enforcing or terminating sale and purchase agreements
◦Extent of solicitors’ liability in redeeming charges
◦Adverse possession?
◦Town and village greens – developers beware
◦Exclusion clauses for misrepresentation
◦Restrictive covenants
◦Execution of deeds
•Commercial Leases Case Law Update

◦Break rights – recent cases
◦LTA 1954 – renewal leases
◦Interim rent
◦Nature of tenancy
◦Buying the reversion
•Legislative changes

◦National Planning Policy Framework for property lawyers
◦Registration of charges by overseas companies 46
◦Energy performance certificates

The course will be delivered by Natasha Dunn who is a barrister at Devereux, specialising in employment and education law. He has been a specialist in those areas for over 20 years. He has appeared in many reported cases and has written textbooks on both areas (Law of Education; Employment in Schools – A Legal Guide; and Employment Aspects of Business Reorganisations).

CLT Member Fee £210.00
Non Member Fee £420.00

Venue Chichester at TBC

Book here

Wills and Probate Update 2013 (5 CPD hours) 25 June 2013

Wills and Probate Update 2013 (5 CPD hours) 25 June 2013

This course will acquaint private client practitioners with recent developments in the areas of will drafting, construction and interpretation, trusts and 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. It will also look ahead to future developments.

The course will cover:

~ Wills, trusts and probate cases and developments including:

-Testamentary Capacity

– Interpretation and Construction

– Liability for Negligent Advice

– Equitable Remedies,Rectification, Rescission

– Hastings Bass and Mistake

– Constructive Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel

– Family Provision claims

– Income v Capital

~ IHT cases and developments including:

– Reliefs

– Variations

– Compliance

~ Miscellaneous Tax issue

– CGT cases

– Compliance and Guidance

~ Future Developments

The course will be presnted by Lesley King of the College of Law is Co-Author of Wills, Taxation and Administration: A Practical Guide; A Modern Approach to Wills, Administration and Estate Planning (with Precedents); A Practitioner’s Guide to Wills; Wills: A Practical Guide and Editor of The Probate Practitioner’s Handbook. She is the wills and probate Columnist for the Law Society Gazette, and writes and lectures extensively on wills, taxation and related matters.

 Venue: Chichester (exact venue TBC)

Members £210 +VAT

Non-Members £420 + VAT

Book online here