Westminster Legal Policy Forum

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


This seminar 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.


There will be keynote contributions from:

  • 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.

Further speakers include: Jonathan Achampong, Wedlake Bell; Mark Chick, Bishop & Sewell; Dr Nigel Glen, ARMA; Matthew Jupp, UK Finance; Katherine Lang, Taylor Wessing; Sebastian O’Kelly, Leasehold Knowledge Partnership; Michael Voges, Associated Retirement Community Operators; and Shula Rich, Leasehold Campaigner and RTM Consultant.

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;
  • The Law Commission’s view on commonhold reform;
  • Commonhold reform - consumer choice and understanding, converting to commonhold, and developing a culture change; and
  • Priorities for policy - the future model for property law.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates