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CPO Law & Practice in Scotland: A Stakeholder Event

Start Date Venue Price  
28 October 2020 Virtual Seminar £30 BOOK

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

Event duration: Evening Event (1 hour CPD).
Registration from: 15.55. Event starts at: 16.00. Event finishes at: 17.30.

The vast majority of those who work in the CPO world in Scotland desire meaningful reform for the benefit of all. This should be done by Scottish Government bringing forward a Bill that reflects the contents of the extensive report submitted by the Scottish Law Commission in 2016.  With Scottish Parliamentary Elections in 2021, now is the time to, once again, raise the desire for fundamental reforms or, at least, ensure the commencement of a series of micro reforms.  The Scottish committee, who have a wealth of knowledge and practical experience of CPOs and compensation assessments based upon acting on behalf of acquiring authorities and claimants, have convened this event to share their insights and desires on what are some of the reform areas. 

The CPA is a non-partisan organisation that neither supports nor opposes specific public works schemes. Its objective is to work for the public benefit in relation to compulsory purchase and compensation in all its forms.  It seeks to promote the highest professional standards amongst practitioners at all levels, and to ensure that the legal framework for compulsory purchase and compensation is clear, fair and effective and reflects best and effective practice.



Introduction from the Chair, Keith Petrie

Where Are We with Reform of CPO Law and Practice

  • Where have we got to?
  • What are the priorities?
  • Timing
  • How do we help bring about reform?
  • Is there anything from England that demands our attention?

Impediments for using CPOs for Land Assembly: Speed and Costs

  • How do Acquiring Authorities develop CPO strategies and what kills off the use of CPOs?
  • What are the perceived costs? How do we become more explicit on costs?
  • How do CPO strategies get added to local authority development plans?
  • What are the typical time frames for a CPO?
  • What creates inertia and how to minimise it happening?
  • How to sell the case for a CPO?

Temporary Possession of Land: The Drive Towards a Temporary Possession Code

  • What is the need?
  • What are the obstacles for delivery?
  • How relevant is the English position with that of Scotland?
  • The CPA position in England

Home Loss Payments/Business Loss Payments: Mind the Gap

  • The gap becoming a gulf in respect of home loss payments between England and Scotland
  • Should we not have a Business Loss Payment scheme in Scotland? 

Question and Answer Session