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PBA Conference 2018

PBA Conference 2018 - Fraud and Equity in Practice

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 2-6pm followed by a reception

Venue:  The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

This year's PBA Conference will focus on property fraud and the application of equitable principles and remedies to property law.  The emphasis will be on applying these principles in practice.  Professor Graham Virgo will open the Conference with a talk on ‘Property fraud and equity: defining fault’.  The workshops are evenly split between fraud- and equity-related topics.  The Conference will conclude with a panel debate at which a number of leading lawyers and other experts from different disciplines will address the topic ‘English Law on Property Fraud: Fit for Purpose?’

Chaired by Joanne Wicks QC, Chair of the PBA

13:30-14:00 Registration

14.00 Opening Session

Property fraud and equity: defining fault
Professor Graham Virgo, Professor of English Private law, University of Cambridge

15.05 Workshops session 1

Workshop 1 - Money-laundering in practice: Geoffrey Zelin and Jennifer Meech, Enterprise Chambers

Workshop 2 – Common intention constructive trusts/Pallant v Morgan equity: Aiden Casey QC, 3 Hare Court

Workshop 3 – Equitable remedies: Nicola Muir, Tanfield Chambers and Katie Helmore, Landmark Chambers

16.05-16.25 Tea

16.25 Workshops session 2

Workshop 4 – Professional negligence, breach of trust and property fraud: Jeremy Cousins QC and Peter Dodge, Radcliffe Chambers

Workshop 5 – Tracing, asset recovery and prorietary remedies: Marcia Shekerdemian QC, Wilberforce Chambers

Workshop 6 – Rectification, indefeasibility and title fraud: Action: Stephanie Tozer and Greville Healey, Falcon Chambers

17.30 Closing Session

Panel session chaired by Joanne Wicks QC and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC

English Law on Property Fraud: Fit for Purpose?


Lord Justice Lewison
David Halpern QC, 4 New Square
David Kirk, RS Legal Strategy Ltd
Peter Robinson, Joint Head of Property at Hunters (incorporating May, May & Merrimans)
Matthew Jupp, Principal, Mortgages, UK Finance

18.30 AGM

18.45 - 20.00 Reception

Members, can book and pay via the link below where you will also be given the option to select one workshop from session 1 and one workshop from session 2.  

The conference is open to members of the Bar.  Non-members – please contact to book a place

You are now responsible for your own CPD records.  However this conference attracts 4 hours CPD

Full members:  £120
Associate members:  £60
Non-members:  £175
(prices inclusive of VAT)

Please register below


  • Registration: 01:30 PM
  • Conference: 02:00 PM
  • AGM: 06:00 PM
  • Reception: 06:30 PM


27 November 2018


The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, 8 South Square

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