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CPO Law and Practice - In the Shadow of CV19

How is the CPO world coping with effects of CV19? This is an industry webinar briefing and discussion to give all those involved in land assembly, in particular when using compulsory purchase, a briefing on what has changed, what has stayed the same; and how practitioners can work effectively under CV19.


Start Date Venue Price  
11 August 2020 Virtual Seminar    

Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Virtual Event, Afternoon Event (1 hour 30 mins CPD).
Registration from: 14.50. Event starts at: 14.55. Event finishes at: 16.30.

ACES and The Compulsory Purchase Association have combined forces for this event.


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CV19 has impacted virtually every aspect of human life, and some industries have been more affected than others. It has certainly meant things have to be done differently. How has CV19 affected the world of CPO?

Under the chairmanship of Henry Church, Senior Director of CBRE, we will have short presentations from all speakers on issues arising from CV19. A discussion will follow exploring those issues in more detail. 

What has Changed?

  • UT Procedures
  • Planning Inquiries 
  • Valuation of uncertainty - what RICS says

Market Behaviours

  • Value and how is the market responding?
  • Property Cost Estimates (PCEs)
  • The serving of notices
  • Dealing with limitation periods
  • What are Acquiring Authorities doing?
  • Are Acquiring Authorities pausing their land acquisitions processes?
  • Vesting land at short notice
  • Should Acquiring Authorities have a moral duty to alter their governance at this time?
  • Dealing with businesses that are in liquidation; or struggling/at risk in regards to advanced payments, effect on value of the business for disturbance claims
  • Dealing with disturbance losses and the Bwllfa principle and the application of hindsight in respect of all relevant facts
  • Dealing with seasonal businesses unduly affected by the pandemic
  • Taking possession during and post lockdown, and what of local lockdown?
  • Site inspections
  • Staff absence due to furlough and its effect on negotiations, time limits and statutory notices
  • Paying agent fees directly, rather than to claimants
  • Dealing with statutory interest
  • Negative equity
  • RVs and the shadow of widespread MCCs will affect certain CPO processes that require an assessment of rateable value. The delay in the Reval may result in claimants not being able to make claims.  

Ask the Audience

  • Have Acquiring Authorities changed their behaviours? 
  • Report pandemic related issues
  • What changes do you see are needed to get the CPO System back to full health? 

    There will also be an opportunity to raise awareness of other issues associated with the disruption caused by CV19.



    Start and Welcome by Event Chairman, Henry Church

    • An overview of the current CPO marketplace

    Challenges for Acquiring Authorities: What is the New Norm?

    Challenges for Claimants and Their Advisors: What is the New Norm?

    Challenges in Taking Cases to Valuation Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and the High Court

    • Upper Tribunal procedures
    • Planning Inquiries 

    Ask the Audience

    Question and Answer/Panel Discussion 

    Summary: The Emerging New Norm