The Electronic Communications Code contains powers for taking rights over land for the purposes of delivering telecommunications. The first decisions of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on applications for code rights, procedure, consideration and compensation, are significant. How can a site provider get apparatus removed? What is the measure of the ‘consideration’ payable for a code right, and what can be claimed as compensation? The Code has been in operation since December 2017. Is it working? And if not, what can be done?
London (3 June).
The National Rating Day has become a tradition in the rating world where practitioners attend to be updated on current topics, network and contribute to help shape changes for the future. Speakers represent the private sector, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and the Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS).
The conference is always popular – attracting over 300 practitioners. If you are involved in rating work, this is the event that is too important to miss.
London (13 June).
In Planning, Environmental, Commercial Procurement and Licensing Matters
Judicial Review has been used to stop, review, frustrate and even force decisions made by a public or regulatory authority. It is a hugely tactical environment where cost capping, time limits, and case law are used to win the day in Court. This instructive conference will ensure that parties bringing and defending challenges are able to do so most effectively by referencing and using topical examples, like the Heathrow JR. The speakers will follow worked examples through from justification to finish to ensure a thorough review of JR procedures.
London (17 July).
The Compulsory Purchase Association's National Conference seeks to brief members, non-members and the professions on key issues and topics within the sector, providing valuable CPD for all those engaged in compulsory purchase and compensation work. If you do CPO work, this is a must attend event for technical knowledge, updates and networking.
London (10 July).
Practice, Methodology, Regulatory Requirements
When did you last review your practices to make sure that you are keeping the risks you take to a minimum? Surveying firms can, and should, do a lot more to manage the risks when undertaking valuation work, to minimise real, potential and unjust PII claims. This seminar, will examine the steps that you need to make in order to stay within the rules and also examine practical measures you can take to help minimise the financial and reputation risk that is attached to valuation work.
London (16 July).
A Review of the 2018 and 2019 Revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework
The National Planning Policy Framework was revised in 2018 then further amended in February 2019. It addresses key issues in relation to the delivery of housing and economic growth. It remains to be seen whether national policy can keep pace with market trends and case law, as well as reacting to the practical consequences of information or circumstances which may undermine how the planning system operates in practice. This programme will examine how the NPPF plays out in practice.
Manchester (30 September), Londoon (7 October).
This is a comprehensive review of the procedures, skills and expectations for those that take rating disputes to the Valuation or Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). Understanding the tribunal procedures, adhering to the duties and expectations of an expert, and the impact of Gardiner Theobald LLP v. Jackson (VO) 2018 are key reasons to attend.
London (16 October).