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Property Bar Association Leeds Conference: Challenges for property litigators in 2024

Date: 30 April 2024

Time: 2-6pm followed by drinks and nibbles  

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, Leeds City Centre, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach Leeds LS1 4BR

Price: £25+VAT for members, £50+VAT for non-members

We are delighted to be in Leeds for our second regional conference.We will be joined by Mr Justice Fancourt, the Vice Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, who will give a keynote speech on the topic: "Privacy and Confidentiality". Solicitors and barristers who are not PBA members are welcome to attend and the conference is aimed at practitioners of all levels of seniority, with the focus on the challenges ahead for property litigators. The workshop addresses the issues that arise when partnerships own property and the panel session will bring together a group of leading practitioners and an Assistant Land Registrar to discuss the latest issues thrown up by the Land Registration Act 2002.

This event is open to both barristers and solicitors. Members of the PBA can purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

Chaired by Tiffany Scott KC, Chair of the PBA

13:30 Registration
Soft drink and nibbles will be served.

14:00 Chair's Welcome
Tiffany Scott KC, Wilberforce Chambers - Chair of the PBA

14:05 New Legislation - Update on the Building Safety Act and other recent statutes affecting owners, developers, landlords, tenants and mortgagees
Philip Rainey KC, Tanfield Chambers - Vice-Chair of the PBA and Sam Madge-Wyld, Tanfield Chambers

14:45 Panel Discussion: the registration gap, priority problems and other challenges thrown up by the land registration act 2002, chaired by Brynmor Adams, Exchange Chambers
Panellists: Dorothea Schriever, Assistant Land Registrar; Simon Goldberg KC, Trinity Chambers; Eleanor D'Arcy, Exchange Chambers; Richard Cressall, Gordons

15:45 Tea and biscuits

16:15 Workshop: property owned by partnerships: some current challenges for practitioners
Sean Kelly and Cait Sweeney, Parklane Plowden Chambers

17:15 Keynote Speech: Privacy and Confidentiality
Mr Justice Fancourt, Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaste

18:00 Drinks and nibbles
Members of the local judiciary will be invited


£25+VAT for members and £50+VAT for non-members

PBA Members - please register and pay via the link below

Non Members - Please email and an invoice will be emailed to you.

Any non-member barristers who attend this event and would like to join the PBA, will be offered £25 discount on their subscription fees if they join within one month of the Mini-Conference.


  • Registration: 01:30 PM
  • Start: 02:00 PM
  • Reception: 06:00 PM
  • End: 08:30 PM


30 April 2024


Doubletree by Hilton, Leeds City Centre, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach

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