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PBA Mini-Conference 2017

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PBA Mini-Conference 2017 - The Neuberger Years

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 2-6pm followed by a reception

Venue:  The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

To mark Lord Neuberger's retirement, this year's mini-conference is being held in his honour and will conclude with Nick Dowding QC interviewing him about his "life in the law".

Chaired by Zia Bhaloo QC, Chairman of the PBA

A full flyer can be downloaded in the Library section of the website

13:45-14:00 Registration

14.00 Opening Session

Reflections on the Neuberger Years
Professor Martin Dixon, Professor of the Law of Real Property, University of Cambridge

15.05 Workshops session 1

Workshop 1 - Life after Makdessi: penalties for property lawyers: John de Waal QC, Hardwicke

Workshop 2 – Enfranchisement: Philip Rainey QC, Tanfield Chambers

Workshop 3 – Down your way: making easements easy: Guy Fetherstonehaugh QC, Kirk Reynolds QC, Stephanie Tozer and Cecily Crampin, Falcon Chambers  Workshop 3 is now full

16.05-16.25 Tea

16.25 Workshops session 2

Workshop 4 – Human rights and housing: has the journey been productive, and where next?: Chrisopher Baker, Arden Chambers

Workshop 5 – Beneficial interests and proprietary estoppel - equity in the 21st century: Joanne Wicks QC, Zoe Barton and Charlotte Black, Wilberforce Chambers.  Workshop 5 is now full

Workshop 6 – The boundaries of subrogation: Thomas Grant QC, Edward Meuli, Maitland Chambers

17.30 Closing Session

Lord Neuberger in conversation with Nicholas Dowding QC

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.  

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

The full programme can be downloaded from the library section of the website.


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


22 November 2017


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

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