Westminster Legal Policy Forum

Property Law in England and Wales - leasehold reform, consumer protection and the expansion of commonhold

Morning, Thursday, 12th March 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference focuses on the reform of property law in England and Wales - including wide-ranging changes to leasehold and commonhold.


The conference will be an opportunity to discuss:



Delegates will discuss the likely impact of these proposals as government considers next steps for reform.


Keynotes


  • Professor Nicholas Hopkins, Commissioner, Property, Family and Trust Law, Law Commission; and
  • Judge Siobhan McGrath, President, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.

The agenda


  • The Law Commission’s report on leasehold and right to manage - key recommendations;
  • Consumer protection - the future of redress, regulation of property agents, and the Housing Court;
  • Reforms to property rights - enfranchisement, right to manage, and the implications of market trends;
  • Commonhold reform - consumer choice and understanding, converting to commonhold, and developing a culture change; and
  • Priorities for policy - the future model for property law.


Keynote Speaker

Professor Nicholas Hopkins

Commissioner, Property, Family and Trust Law, Law Commission

Keynote Speakers

Professor Nicholas Hopkins

Commissioner, Property, Family and Trust Law, Law Commission

Judge Siobhan McGrath

President, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Speakers

Dr Nigel Glen

Chief Executive Officer, ARMA

Sebastian O’Kelly

Chief Executive, Leasehold Knowledge Partnership

Matthew Jupp

Principal, Mortgage Policy, UK Finance

Jonathan Achampong

Partner, Residential Property, Wedlake Bell

Shula Rich

Leasehold Campaigner and RTM Consultant

Mark Chick

Partner and Head, Landlord & Tenant Team, Bishop & Sewell

Katherine Lang

Senior Professional Support Lawyer, Taylor Wessing

Michael Voges

Executive Director, Associated Retirement Community Operators