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PBA Seminar - Professional Negligence for Property Lawyers

PBA Seminar on professional negligence issues for property lawyers

Online registration now closed, if you would like to attend this evening, please do come along - or email Jo on



5th October 2017

Venue: Large Pension Room, Gray's Inn

Registration from 5.30pm
Seminar from 6pm
Reception from 7.30pm

The seminar will focus on issues commonly encountered in professional liability claims with a property angle.

  • limitation periods.  Accrual of the cause of action in tort and contract: traps for the unwary, and the importance of constructive knowledge in Section 14A cases.
  • Negligence arising out of service of notices.
  • Conveyancers' self-help: rectification and alteration of the register.  Consideration of NRAM v. Evans [2017] EWCA Civ 1013 and Swift Advances v. Ahmed [2015] EWHC 3265 (Ch) and a word about conflicts of interest.

It will be chaired by David Halpern QC (4 New Square), who is a former editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability and ranked in the directories for Property Litigation and Professional Liability.

The speakers will be:

  • Benjamin Wood, barrister at 4 New Square and contributing editor to Simpson on Professional Liability;
  • Mathew Ditchburn, joint head of the London real estate disputes team at Hogan Lovells and named in the directories as a leading property litigator; and
  • Nick Broomfield, barrister at 4 New Square and contributing author to the forthcoming edition of Cousins on Mortgages.‚Äč

Registration Now Open - please book your place below

Members of the PLA are also welcome to attend and should register by email to Jo at


  • Registration from: 05:30 PM
  • Seminar: 06:00 PM
  • Reception: 07:30 PM


05 October 2017


Large Pension Room, Gray's Inn
N4 4QU

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