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PBA Conference 2022 - The current state of real estate

Date and time: Thursday 3 November 2022, 2-6.30pm

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

Online registration is now closed, if you would like to attend today's conference, please email or call or text Jo on 07771 936648

It is not uncommon for cases which make it to the Supreme Court to turn on issues which go to the heart of an area of property law. For example, in Guest v Guest on proprietary estoppel, the issue is the appropriate remedy where the estoppel is made out. To get to the current state of real estate we need to look again and again at the principles, both of law and practice.

This conference will help you to do so, on proprietary estoppel and other topics, including for professional negligence in conveyancing, and the small print for easements, together with a session on land registration practice, and a judicially-led session on the role of expert witnesses in property cases.

Download the flyer here. Please share in your Chambers.

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

13:30 Registration for delegates attending the live event

14:00 Keynote address - Modernising Property Law
Professor Nicholas Hopkins, Law Commissioner for Property, Family and Trusts

14:45 Workshops Session 1 (please select 1 from 3)

Workshop 1 - Proprietary Estoppel: Satifying the Equity
Led by Philip Jenkins and Samuel Laughton, 10 Old Square

Workshop 2 - Land Registration Issues:  From lodging and application at the Tribunal to determination in the FTT
Led by Stephanie Tozer KC, Falcon Chambers and Dorothea Schreiver, Land Registry

Workshop 3 - Proving Nuisance: The problem with Leakey
Led by Clifford Darton KC and Lara Kuehl, Selborne Chambers

16:00  Tea break

16:30  Workshops Session 2 (please select 1 from 3)

Workshop 4 - Negligent conveyancing: Some common errors
Led by John de Waal KC and Bryoni Kleopa, Gatehouse Chambers

Workshop 5 - Restrictive Covenants
Led by Andrew Walker KC and James Mitchell, Maitland Chambers

Workshop 6 - Easements: Have I got one? Some of the small print
Led by Toby Watkin KC and Rebecca Sage, Landmark Chambers

17:45  Closing Session - Peter McCrea FRICS FCIArb, Member of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) - Expert Witnesses

18:30  AGM- followed by a reception for live delegates

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 (including pupils), 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

Pupils can attend free of charge

Early Bird Rate

We offer £10 discount if you book and pay on or before Friday 7 October.


  • Registration: 01:30 PM
  • Start: 02:00 PM
  • End: 06:00 PM


03 November 2022


Ashworth Centre, Lincoln's Inn and Zoom

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