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PBA Conference 2019

Property Dispute Resolution - The tools: when and how to use them

Date and time: Friday 15 November 2019, 10:00 am - 3.15 pm

Venue:  The Ashworth Centre, The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

This year’s PBA Conference is focussed upon the resolution of property disputes, either by litigating to trial or by settling. The talks and workshops are aimed at the myriad ways clients can get to an end result, and how PBA members can help them get there. Lady Arden JSC will give the keynote address.  

There will then be a choice of workshops, both before and after lunch, considering  procedure and tactics - as well as substantive law. The day closes with a panel discussion titled: ‘Overlapping jurisdictions – High Court, County Court, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)’ in which members of the Judiciary and the Bar will consider the qualities and advantages of each forum.    

Chaired by Joanne Wicks QC, Chair of the PBA

09:15 Registration

10:00 Opening Session

Keynote address - Lady Arden JSC

10:45 Morning Workshops (select 1 from 3)

Workshop 1 - Injunctions: Janet Bignell QC, Falcon Chambers and Daisy Brown, Enterprise Chambers

Workshop 2 – Document Rectification First-tier Tribunal: Ian Clarke QC, Selborne Chambers and Stephanie Tozer QC, Falcon Chambers

Workshop 3 – Handling Expert Witnesses: Andrew Hochhauser QC, Essex Court Chambers and Andy Creer, Hardwicke

11:45 Property Pro Bono 

12:15-13:05 Buffet lunch

13:10 Afternoon Workshops (select 1 from 3)

Workshop 4 - Concepts and strategies in mediation and negotiation:  Gary Webber and Daniel Dovar, Tanfield Chambers

Workshop 5 - Damages: Living in a hypothetical world:  Mark Wonnacott QC, Wilberforce Chambers and Jennifer Meech, Enterprise Chambers  NB this workshop is now full

Workshop 6 - Costs and Funding:  PJ Kirby QC, Hardwicke and Rupert Cohen, Landmark Chambers

14:15 Closing Session

Panel session chaired by Joanne Wicks QC 

Overlapping Jurisdictions - High Court, County Court, First-tier Tribunal

The Honourable Mr Justice Fancourt
Judge Siobhan McGrath
HHJ Marc Dight
Stephen Jourdan QC, Falcon Chambers

15:00 AGM

15:15 End

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

The conference is open to members of the Bar.  If you are not a member of the PBA, 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+VAT
Associate members:  £60+VAT
Non-members:  £175+VAT

Please register and pay below


  • Registration: 09:15 AM
  • Conference: 10:00 AM
  • AGM: 03:00 PM
  • End: 03:15 PM


15 November 2019


Ashworth Centre, Lincoln's Inn

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