Promoting and enhancing best practice and technical expertise

The CPA Wales National Conference 2020

This year’s CPA Wales National Conference takes place in the shadow of COVID 19. With venues remaining closed and working from home still the norm, we have reviewed and updated the 2020 programme and the event is now presented as two, two hour virtual sessions. 

Start Date Venue Price  
13 October 2020 2 Virtual Seminars    

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

Event duration: Day Event Split into 2 Sessions (Each session 2 hours CPD).
Registration from: 09:55. Event starts at: 10.00. Event finishes at: 12.00.

CPA Wales Conference Full Package - book all 2 two hour seminars taking place on the following dates.

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Assembling land can be through agreement, or when certain conditions are met, through compulsory purchase. The latter, if done right, creates certainty both in terms of success and within a time frame. As a consequence, compulsory purchase is a major tool in land assembly and is used to deliver major and high profile projects, but it can and is used for dealing with ransom land, securing empty, disused or dilapidated property, delivering a road, releasing land for urban development through the introduction of infrastructure et al.

It should therefore sit squarely within the toolkit for planners and planning authorities to stimulate and enable the delivery of local planning objectives. But compulsory purchase is recognised as one of the more complex areas of practice and is strewn with pitfalls for those not familiar with its nuances.

Who Should Attend:
  • Local Planning authorities should be seeking to send representatives from their estates, planning legal and regeneration teams.
  • Private practice, who are apt at doing deals, providing professional support for promoters and claimants alike, whether as surveyor, negotiator, planner, accountant or lawyer.  




Welcome and Introduction from the Chair - Gary Soloman

Current Property Market Conditions in Wales and Their Impact on Valuations - Elizabeth Hill

  • Review of Sectors:
    • Office
    • Retail
    • Industrial
    • Residential
  • Should material uncertainty clauses be included in reports? 

Devolution Picture for CPO and Planning Post 2017 - Huw Williams

  • The move to a full 'reserved matters' model in the Wales Act
  • The background to the new Circular following the Assembly review in June 2020, looking at reform and a number of recommendations that came from the review
  • Well-being of Future Generations Act which directly affects compulsory purchase decisions in Wales
  • The EIS Committee Recommendations

Keynote: Compulsory Purchase in Wales - Julie James AM

  • Priorities for the Welsh Government 

Case Law Update - Annabel Graham Paul

  • Compulsory purchase and compensation cases


Welcome and Introduction from the Chair Gary Soloman

Case Study: Road Schemes: A50265 - Gary SolomanAlex Minhinick

Compensation in Practice: Getting it Right First Time: Tips and Traps - Keith MurrayRichard Lloyd

  • Early engagement and managing risk 
  • The claimant's perspective 
  • The acquiring authority's perspective
  • CPA Tribunal Protocol
  • RICS Professional Statement
  • The role of ADR

Streamlining Priorities for the Welsh Government - Andrew Ward

  • An update on the streamlining of the compulsory purchase in Wales

Review of the Day and Close