Rating: Law and Practice 2017 - Applying Case Law to Practice
Best rating practice cannot be achieved without understanding case law. This event is far more than a case law review. A panel of leading lawyers and practitioners will review important and topical cases and explore the nuances of what is best and effective practice in the light of these decisions.
|15 November 2017||Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, London|
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Rating: Law and Practice now in its third year, goes to the very soul of what rating is about.
The impact of case law in rating work is profound and dictates how you practice. Its always valuable to hear about the cases, but the real value is understanding the impact and extent of those cases on the way you work.
“Rating surveyors are concerned by cases, as this dictates the opportunities for arguing a reduction; and it all hangs on the particular character of each dispute and the weighting they give to previous case law. There is no one size fits all. That’s what makes rating such fun.” Barlow 2016
The formula is a simple one. We take a landmark case or an area of practice that is topical and/or contentious. The cases are summarised, but then we have a debate between the practitioner, the VOA and the lawyer to extract the nuances out of the subject.
This event is so much more than a case law review. It goes to the very heart of whether, based on existing case law, you have an assessment you can appeal.
This event has identified 6 core areas of rating practice. Leading lawyers and rating advisors, along with senior VOA contributors will review key cases that create precedent, under the auspices of Tribunal Judge Cooke. They will then explore the extent and limits of how they impact on rating practice. The audience will be encouraged to join the unfolding debates.
- Judge Elizabeth Cooke, Principal Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Land Registration Division
- Roger Cohen, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
- Luke Wilcox, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
- Cain Ormondroyd, Barrister, Francis Taylor Building
- Galina Ward, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
- George Mackenzie, Barrister, Francis Taylor Building
- Stephen Hughes, Head of Commercial, Leisure & Civics Team, National Specialists Unit , Valuation Office Agency
- John Harding, Litigation and Technical Policy Team, Chief Valuer Group, Valuation Office Agency
- Patrick Bond BSc FRICS Dip.Rating IRRV (Hons), Past President, The Rating Surveyors' Association
- Stephen Webb, Team Head, Utilities and Transport Team, National Specialist Unit, Valuation Office Agency
- Blake Penfold, Business Rates Consultant, Blake Penfold Consultancy
- Josh Myerson, Honorary Secretary, The Rating Surveyors' Association and Partner, Rating, Montagu Evans LLP
- Debbie Warwick, Partner and Head of Rating, Daniel Watney LLP
- Carla-Maria Heath BA IRRV (Hons), Head of Revenues, City of London Corporation
Session 1 - Unit of assessment and method of valuation
Hughes (VO) - v - York Museums and Gallery Trust (2017) UKUT 0200 (LC)
- Unit of assessment – principles and practice
- Method of valuation
- Application of Receipts and Expenditure method
- Consideration of Contractor’s Basis
- Exemptions under Schedule 5 LGFA 1988
- Scope of proposal and jurisdiction of Upper Tribunal
Speakers: Galina Ward; Roger Cohen; Josh Myerson; Steve Hughes (VO)
Session 2 - Valuation Methodology
City of York Council –v- Sykes (VO) (2017) UKUT 0230 (LC)
Celsa Steel (UK) Ltd –v- Webb (VO) (2017) UKUT 0133 (LC)
Receipts and Expenditure
United Utilities –v- Zammit-Wilson (CVO) (2017)
Speakers: Cain Ormondroyd; Josh Myerson; Debbie Warwick; Steve Webb (VO)
Session 3 - Serving Documents
UKI (Kingsway) Limited – v – Westminster City Council (2017) EWCA Civ 430
Speakers: Roger Cohen; Luke Wilcox
Session 4 - Unit of Assessment
Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited and others v Valuation Office Agency (2016)
Self Storage Units
Harding and Clements- v- Secretary of State for Transport (2017) UKUT 0135 (LC)
Speakers: Cain Ormondroyd; Debbie Warwick
Session 5 - Deemed State of Repair
Newbigin (VO) (Respondent) -v- SJ&J Monk (a firm) (Appellant) (2017) UKSC 14
Speakers: Luke Wilcox; Roger Cohen; Blake Penfold; Patrick Bond (VO)
Session 6 - Liability and Charitable Relief
British Museum –v- Camden London Borough Council
Speakers: Galina Ward
Session 7 - When is an appeal struck out
Norton Motorcycles Ltd, First Colour Ltd, Portland Lighting Ltd and D P Reality Ltd -v- Guy Ward (VO), Mr David Jackson ( VO) and Craig F Jones (VO)
Speakers: Caroline Daly, Blake Penfold, John Harding (VO)