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Dates and topics for the Blundell Lectures 2015 7 May 2015

The organisers of the Blundell Lectures have announced that there are still some tickets available for the 40th series of the Blundell Lectures.

Click here for the ticket application form.

All lectures take place from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE.

Tickets cost £65 + VAT for each lecture (or £234 + VAT for all four lectures) including e-documentation, drinks and canapés.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Blundell Lectures, the final lecture (on 29 June) will be followed by a champagne reception, to which all attendees of that lecture are invited.  Sadly, I have to be elsewhere that day.

 

TOPICS

Monday 1 June 2015LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT: A PORPOISIVE APPROACH?

What issues in leasehold enfranchisement or property law generally has the recent High Court decision in Westbrook Dolphin Square Limited v Friends Life Limited brought into focus? To what extent has it clarified them? What problems remain?

Adam Rosenthal, Falcon Chambers and Natasha Rees, Forsters LLP

 

Monday 8 June 2015RENEWAL OF BUSINESS TENANCIES – SOME CURRENT ISSUES

60 years after it came into force, Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 continues to throw up legal and practical issues as market and litigation practice changes. These include how the valuation formula in s.34 works in relation to fitting out rent free periods; the assessment of interim rents in the light of Humber Oil Terminals Trustee Limited v Associated British Ports; and the setting up and management of a case opposing a new tenancy on the ground of redevelopment or seeking a redevelopment break clause.

Stephen Jourdan QC and Jennifer Rickard, Nabarro LLP

 

Monday 22 June 2015SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGES TO ARBITRATION AWARDS – NEVER OR JUST  HARDLY EVER?

The Arbitration Act 1996 contains detailed provisions enabling arbitration awards to be challenged on the ground of serious irregularity or mistakes of law. But most attempted challenges fail. Is a successful challenge impossible or just very difficult? Can a useful set of guidelines be drawn up?

Kirk Reynolds QC and William Densham, Eversheds LLP

 

Monday 29 June 2015PROPERTY LAW IN A CHANGING WORLD: A VIEW FROM THE SUPREME COURT

Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court and himself the giver of a number of past Blundell Lectures, looks back to some of the landmark property cases decided in recent times, and forward to the shape of property law to come.

Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

 

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CPD talks on MEES in Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich 6 May 2015

I will be presenting three CPD talks on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) regulations in Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich in June.

Regular readers will be well aware that, from April 2018, it will be unlawful for a landlord to let a property with an EPC rating below E unless all possible cost-effective energy efficiency improvements have been made, or one of the exemptions applies.

What are the practical implications, and what do landlords need to do at this stage? This one-hour talk, being presented in Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich, will make it all clear – or as clear as is possible at this stage, anyway.

I will also be considering the likely effect of MEES on new and existing commercial leases, and considering some practical solutions for property owners.

Dates and venues

Cambridge – Thursday 4 June 2015 starting at 12.30 pm.  Venue: Mills & Reeve

Ipswich – Wednesday 10 June 2015 starting at 9.30 am.  Venue: Birketts

Norwich – Wednesday 10 June 2015 starting at 12.30 am.  Venue: Birketts

Cost

Just £55 plus VAT per person (to be invoiced after the event) – subject to a maximum of £275 plus VAT per firm at each venue.  That means that if you send along more than five people, you pay only for the first five and the rest go free !

Enquiries and bookings

Please contact me on info@nullfalcolegaltraining.co.uk

An in-house version of this talk is also available.  Full details are available on this web page.

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