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PBA Conference 2021 - Property Litigation in a World of Change

Date and time: Friday 12 November 2021, 09:55 am - 3.30 pm

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

The last few years have brought changes and pressures, with many of them having a significant impact for property ownership, and on property litigation. This conference will look at the implications including: the effect of the economic pressure from the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial leasing cases, on mortgage law, and on property-based insolvency cases, and trends in residential property management litigation. 

Chaired by Brie Stevens-Hoare QC, Chair of the PBA

09:15 Registration for delegates attending the live event

09:55 Chair's Welcome

10:00 Keynote address - Property Dispute Resolution: Where and How?
Mr Justice Fancourt, President of the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal and Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster

10:45 Morning Workshops (select 1 from 3)

Workshop 1 - Rethinking Mortgage Litigation: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Led by Cecily Crampin, Falcon Chambers and Lisa Whitehouse, Reader in Law, University of Hull

Workshop 2 – Making the Right to Manage work: A leasehold conundrum 
Led by Simon Allison and Kimberley Ziya, Landmark Chambers

Workshop 3 – Property and Insolvency 
Led by Daniel Lewis and Zoë Barton QC, Wilberforce Chambers

12:00  AGM

12:15  Lunch Break (buffet provided for those attending the live event)

13:15 Afternoon Workshops (select 1 from 3)

Workshop 4 - Statutory Notices 
Led by Mark Loveday and Robyn Cunningham, Tanfield Chambers

Workshop 5 - COVID and leases: Who bears the risk? 
Led by John de Waal QC and Andy Creer, Gatehouse Chambers

Workshop 6 - 1954 Act in light of Covid: What have we learned? 
Led by Gary Blaker QC, Henry Webb, Sarah Walker, Selborne Chambers

14:30 Closing Session

Panel session chaired by Brie Stevens-Hoare QC 

Property Law from an Academic's Perspective

Professor Sarah Nield, Professor of Property Law, Southampton Law School;
Dr Brian Sloan, Lecturer in Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Robinson College;
Professor Susan Bright, Professor of Land Law, New College,Oxford;
Mr Chris Bevan, Associate Professor in Property Law, Durham Law School

15:30 Reception

Members, can book and pay via the link below where you will be asked to indicate whether you will attend the live event or online and 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:  £150
Associate members:  £78
Non-members:  £210

Prices inclusive of VAT

Early Bird Offer:
There is a £10 discount for those booking and paying before 15 October 2021

Please register and pay below


  • Live Registration Opens: 09:15 AM
  • Welcome: 09:55 AM
  • Keynote Address: 10:00 AM
  • Workshops Session 1: 10:45 AM
  • AGM: 12:00 PM
  • Lunch Break: 12:15 PM
  • Workshops Session 2: 01:15 PM
  • Closing Session: 02:30 PM
  • Reception: 03:30 PM


12 November 2021


Ashworth Centre, Lincoln's Inn and Zoom

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