Commercial Property Leases: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients

Thu 8 November 2018

The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR

Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 of the UK's Most-Talented Lawyers

5 hrs CPD

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Introduction

    Commercial Property Leases: shaping new law into solution-focused advice for your clients

    Chaired by: Mark Loveday of Tanfield Chambers

    Mark is a judge of the First-Tier Tribunal and Editor of "Rent Review, A Surveyor's Handbook" and "Service Charges: Law & Practice." He is a "Property Barrister of the Year."

  3. Assignment

    What are the unresolved arguments - both legal and practical - over assigning a contract following the No.1 West India Quay litigation?

    Answered by: Martin Hutchings QC

    Martin is "a QC whose star is in the ascendancy." He is a "Real Estate Silk of the Year." He brings a huge number of the most closely watched cases to the table.

  4. CVAs

    How are CVAs being used to compel landlords to accept rent reductions?

    How can landlords frustrate CVAs?

    Answered by: Mark Sefton QC

    Mark is "pre-eminent for property-related insolvency." He appeared in the M&S litigation in the Supreme Court. He is a "Real Estate Junior of the Year" (before silk).

  5. Morning coffee

  6. Service charges

    Against a backdrop of recent and live cases, how are the courts construing service charge provisions, in particular "sweeper" provisions?

    Answered by: Rupert Reed QC

    Rupert is a "problem solver – practical, positive and with ground-breaking knowledge." "His analytical skills are amazing." He is "Property Barrister of the Year (2017)."

  7. Non-reliance clauses

    When are the courts ready to strike down non-reliance clauses, following First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International)?

    Answered by: James Styles of Stephenson Harwood

    James is “a class act” - "known for his clear, concise and commercial solutions." He is advising high profile investors, companies and funds on all aspects of real estate law.

  8. Over-run

  9. Lunch

  10. Renewals

    What does “genuine intention” to redevelop mean in the spotlight of S Frances v The Cavendish Hotel?

    Answered by: Zoe Barton of Wilberforce Chambers

    Zoe is acclaimed for her skill in deeply complex real estate cases. "She builds incredible faith in her clients." She is a regular and highly sought-after commentator.

  11. MEES regs.

    Are the MEES regs. fertile ground for litigation?

    Where will challenges come from, e.g. renewals, access?

    How will drafting change?

    Answered by: Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon

    Michael is "fantastically talented at solving complex legal problems: the kind of lawyer you want on your side." He is the former Editor of "Environmental Law Review."

  12. Break clauses

    Where are the remaining grey areas over break clause conditions, e.g. compliance, rent paid, possession?

    Answered by: Caroline Shea QC

    Caroline is “an absolute star" - "superb" - "her grasp of the law is phenomenal." "She's a pleasure to work with." She chairs the PBA's Law Reform Consultation Sub Committee.

  13. Over-run

  14. Close of conference