Our Leasehold London conference was back on 23 March 2022 at etc Venues County Hall, London with just over 200 people in attendance. We were delighted to see so many people to welcome back our live conference.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our speakers who hosted some brilliant plenary sessions and workshops, giving the audience a day packed with knowledge and information.
Also, a big thank you to all of our sponsors who this event would not be possible without.
Finally, thank you so much to all of our delegates for attending the conference.
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Topics in the Spotlight
Legislation & Legal Update The current market for insurance valuations. Service Charges – What’s the deal? Leasehold Reform: the future. Commonhold -v- leasehold: the debate live. Statutory Rights and Mixed Use Developments.
Reform is in the Air Energy costs – is it a finger in the air for service charge budgets? Building Safety Reform - What’s Next? Critical times for the Right to Manage. A step by step guide to Lease Extensions. Preparing Your Building Safety Case.
We are extremely excited to announce some of our impressive speakers.
Dr Shaun Lundy
director strategy & innovation, tetra consulting
Dr Shaun Lundy is Director of Strategy and Innovation at Tetra Consulting, a large national H&S consultancy, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Greenwich, School of Design. Shaun also works closely with the Institute of Residential Property Managers (IRPM) and the Association and Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) providing advice, training and support as a member of their respective H&S committees. Shaun supports the Building Safety Alliance as a council member working to develop a competency register for Building Safety Managers and others involved in property management.
Cassandra, who has been twice named Industry Legend at the Property Management Awards, is a familiar and well-respected figure in the block management sector. With two decades under her belt as a lawyer, she has an exceptional understanding of the industry and believes this is key to best-in-class service delivery. In addition to being a qualified solicitor, she is also a Member of the IRPM and an Associate of RICS.
A member of the ARMA advisory panel, working closely with the organisation as a course tutor, she is also an honorary consultant to the FPRA. Cassandra is a regular and highly respected speaker at property industry conferences and has delivered presentations at both ARMA and IRPM events. She has also worked with the Welsh Government as part of the Leasehold Task and Reform Group.
Yashmin Mistry is not only JPC’s Managing Partner but is an award-winning and industry-renowned solicitor. She is respected and known for her in-depth understanding of complex enfranchisement and landlord and tenant matters. Yashmin consistently delivers expertise around her niche area of leasehold enfranchisement, ensuring the team and firm sustains its reputation as leaders in the field. Her specialist knowledge mean that she is highly sought after both by clients and the legal property press. She regularly contributes to a broad range of print and online publications, regularly writing and providing content for RICS, FPRA, ARHM, News on the Block, I-Surv, Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis.
Not only has Yashmin achieved numerous accolades since the beginning of her career, but she also continues to be an active presence on many associations and panels. Her expertise and passion for all leasehold matters sees her called upon to advise statutory bodies in the leasehold sector. Yashmin is a “Recognised Expert” in the prestigious Legal 500 guide where she is named as a ‘Leading individual as well as receiving recognition in the 2014 to 2018 “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Residential Sector” property guide.
Partner, cripps pemberton greenish
I am a partner in the award winning residential estates team of Cripps Pemberton Greenish specialising in residential landlord and tenant law. My areas of expertise include advising on complex leasehold enfranchisement, rights of first refusal, security of tenure at the end of long lease terms, statutory freehold acquisitions, right to manage claims and dealing with First-Tier Tribunal proceedings. My clients include large London estates, companies, trusts, personal representatives and high net worth individuals advising on all areas of residential property law. In 2017 and 2019 I won Real Estate Lawyer of the Year at the Women in Law Awards. I am also a recognised industry speaker regularly presenting on all areas of residential leasehold law.
barrister, tanfield chambers
Ellodie is a barrister at Tanfield Chambers. She was called to the bar in 1999 and has since developed a specialist property practice, for which she is recommended in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500. Her principal areas of practice are all aspects of commercial and residential leases (both short and long) with a particular emphasis on leasehold enfranchisement, service and administration charge disputes, rights of first refusal and Right to Manage, but she also undertakes a certain amount of real property work. Ellodie is a contributor to ‘Service Charges and Management' (Sweet & Maxwell) and co-author of ‘Leasehold Enfranchisement Explained’ (RICS Publishing). Ellodie is currently assisting the Law Commission with its review of enfranchisement law.
Head of Client Services, 4site consulting
Andrew heads up 4site Consulting’s Client Services Department; managing a team of Client Services and Logistics professionals. 4site Consulting are a Health and Safety Consultancy providing risk assessments, surveys and training for property and block managers across the whole of the UK.
Andrew has spent many years developing relationships and understanding the needs of Property Managers, Facility Managers and Leaseholders. This is a growing task, given the recent changes in safety legislation and requirements for the leasehold sector.
barrister, tanfield chambers
Mark Loveday is barrister and member of Tanfield Chambers’ award-winning property team. He is a General Editor of "Service Charges & Management” (5th Ed) the leading legal textbook on property management (published January 2022). Last year, he led the legal team for the Respondent RTM Company in the Supreme Court case of FirstPort v Settlers Court RTM. He also represented the leaseholders in what is believed to be the largest residential service charge case ever to have been made in the property tribunals. A part-time Judge and Times columnist, Mark is one of the best-known figures at the property bar.
barrister, tanfield chambers
Amanda is an associate member of Tanfield Chambers, having stepped back from full time practice in 2020. In addition to years of residential leasehold litigation experience, ranging from the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to the Supreme Court, she contributes regularly to the wider debate on leasehold reform, including through her plain English reviews of key residential leasehold cases on her newly upgraded website, Law & Lease. Amanda also runs #LawUnleashed, a programme of webinars designed to be accessible everyone and available through her website. As part of her commitment to social responsibility, she donates 80% of each ticket cost to a charity that supports the homeless or those facing mental health challenges.
Director, Barrett Corp & Harrington Ltd (BCH)
Martyn started his career as a Quantity Surveyor, then as a Loss Adjuster for in excess of 20 years, built up his insurance knowledge eventually heading up the insurance valuation arm of one of the largest adjusters in the country. This blend of surveying, adjusting and insurance experience equipped him well, when he became a founding Director of Barrett Corp and Harrington (BCH). BCH is a specialist surveying practice which exclusively offers building insurance valuations (known as reinstatement cost assessments or RCA’s). Over 450 managing agent practices, as well as property owners, have used BCH for their programmes of RCAs. Martyn sat on the RICS panel which, in 2018, revised and issued professional guidance for its members undertaking Reinstatement Cost Assessments.
barrister, five paper
Elizabeth England is a barrister from Five Paper and a specialist landlord & tenant law, largely acting for social and private landlords. Elizabeth is recognised in the most recent edition of legal directories as a ‘Rising Star’ and quoted as being ‘very fierce and firm” when conducting advocacy on behalf of her clients. Before joining the Bar in 2014, she qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and as a solicitor-advocate in 2012. In 2018 Elizabeth was listed in the ‘Hot 100’ feature by News on the Block as an influential landlord & tenant professional. Elizabeth has a wealth of experience in property law and in 2005 was part of a government pilot scheme providing housing law advice via webcam to members of the public. Elizabeth is on the Consulting Editorial Board and a Contributing Author for Lexis Nexis in the area of social housing and residential landlord and tenant law. Elizabeth provides maintained educational resources on homelessness, possession and residential landlord and tenant matters. She is also a regular contributor to the Lexis Q&A facility.
Nicholas Grundy QC
barrister, five paper
Nicholas Grundy QC is a Property, Public Law and Human Rights specialist barrister from Five Paper. He is praised in the most recent edition of Chambers UK as “Magnificent. His advice and advocacy are impeccable and of the highest standard, and yet he retains the ability to communicate complex matters to solicitors and clients." Nick has been listed by both leading independent legal directories Chambers UK Bar and The Legal 500 Bar Guide as a leading individual for many years and was shortlisted for Real Estate, Environment and Planning Silk of The Year at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020. As well as acting in the precedent-setting case of Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Ltd  UKSC 15, the leading case on the test to be applied to discrimination defences, Nick has enjoyed a recent string of successes in the Court of Appeal including: Global 100 Ltd v Laleva  – construction of CPR 55.8(2); Gateway HA v Ali  EWCA Civ 1339 – construction of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Property) Act 1994, s. 18; LB Haringey v Simawi  EWCA Civ 1770 – construction of rights of succession; Livewest HA v Bamber  EWCA Civ 1174 – construction of Housing Act 1988, s. 21(1A) and (1B); and Toms v Ruberry  EWCA Civ 128 – construction of the Law of Property Act 1925, s. 146]
barrister, tanfield chambers
Nicola Muir is a senior member of the Tanfield Chambers property team. She is a specialist in enfranchisement law and all aspects of landlord and tenant law. Nicola regularly appears in the FTT and Upper Tribunal in relation to enfranchisement claims, notable cases in which she has appeared include Eastern Pyramid Group Corp SA v Spire House RTM Co. Ltd (CA), Tibber v Buckley (CA), Leaseholders of Foundling Court and others v Camden LBC, Allied London (Brunswick) Ltd and others (UT), Westminster City Council v CH2006 Ltd (UT), Corvan (Properties) Ltd v Abdel-Mahmoud (CA) and LM Homes Ltd v Queen Court Freehold Co. Ltd (FTT) . Nicola has recently been appointed as a Judge in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and is qualified as a mediator. Nicola is recommended by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 which says 'Nicola provides straight-forward yet accomplished advice which is hugely beneficial to both her instructing solicitors and their clients” . Nicola was shortlisted by the Legal 500 as Junior of the Year 2019 for Real Estate, Environment and Planning. In addition to her busy practice, Nicola has a regular column on legal issues relating to the residential property in the Estates Gazette.
senior associate, brethertons
Dani is a Senior Associate in the Residential Leasehold team of Brethertons LLP. Dani's experience spans across a variety of residential leasehold areas where she assists a variety of clients including landlords, tenants, managing agents and management companies with their leasehold properties. Her work includes lease extensions, collective enfranchisements, right to manage claims, licences to alter and breach of lease disputes but to name a few. Dani understands the need to keep complex matters as straight forward as possible for her clients, to make it easy for them to understand their options and to be efficient in keeping them up to date throughout.
Verity is an Associate in the Residential Leasehold team of Brethertons LLP. Verity has specialised in Property and Land Law, particularly Leasehold Enfranchisement and Residential Leasehold Law for the whole of her legal career.
She has particular technical experience in claims made under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and 1987.
Verity regards herself as a highly organised, dedicated and approachable person, ensuring the extra mile is always taken to meet client’s requirements through a proactive approach.
solicitor, COMMONHOLD & LEASEHOLD EXPERTS LIMITED
Mari is a solicitor and founder of Commonhold and Leasehold Experts Limited. The team at CLE specialise in all aspects of commonhold, freehold estate, and landlord and tenant laws. CLE has a keen interest in the ongoing reform agenda and regularly contributes to journals on the topic. Our team enjoy sitting on various panels such as the Law Society, IRPM, LMP and FPRA and is a member of ALEP and the Property Litigation Association. The team run a pro bono advice service for vulnerable leaseholders.
Barrister, tanfield chambers
Rebecca is a barrister at Tanfield Chambers, specialising in real property and all aspects of landlord and tenant law. She is recommended for Real Estate, Agriculture and Housing in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Her cases have included the long- running litigation in Canary Riverside where she acted for the Tribunal appointed manager. Rebecca is a published author, and a contributor to Service Charges & Management (Sweet & Maxwell).
DIRECTOR, DATA ENERGY
With over 30 years of experience, Rupert provides specialist energy skills to the managed property sector in a way that few others can. With decarbonisation now firmly at the top of the agenda, Rupert believes in harnessing the latest technology and engineering techniques to deliver energy supplies that are low carbon, cost effective and reliable for all stakeholders.
With a strong background in medium-large sized heat networks, Rupert is an active driver in enhancing the reputation of these low carbon systems and the many benefits they offer. A CIBSE qualified Heat Networks Consultant, Rupert works alongside government and regulatory bodies reviewing policies and standards, and is well placed to share his experiences for the benefit of others.
director, future group
Jamie Willsdon is a fully qualified electrical engineer with over 25 years’ experience in commercial electrical solutions, who has now rapidly expanded his expertise into the world of electric vehicle charging. His drive and thought leadership have enabled him to grow the Multi-Award-winning Future Group from one division to multiple successful businesses since its 2014 launch.
enterprise sales manager, fixflo
Fixflo's resident block management expert, Joe Goss is an accredited IRPM member from his years of managing a plethora of listed buildings, mixed-use developments and M&E assets.
Joe's innate understanding of the operational challenges in effective, efficient and compliant block management practices allows him to help managing agents, board executives and block managers enhance their services with Fixflo's specialist maintenance management solutions.
operations manager, 4site consulting
James is the Operations Manager at 4site Consulting, leading a growing team of Assessors and Surveyors covering Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Asbestos and Legionella. 4site Consulting are a Health and Safety Consultancy providing risk assessments, surveys and training for property and block managers across the whole of the UK.
James is Technician Grade (TIFireE) for the Institute of Fire Engineers and has many years of hands-on experience as a Health, Safety and Fire Risk Assessor. He is also in the process of completing a Level 6 Diploma in Building Safety Management.
Reform is in the Air Speaker: Nicola Muir, Tanfield Chambers
| 10:30 - 11:15am
Morning Coffee and networking break
| 11:15 - 12:00pm
Commonhold -v- leasehold: the debate live Mari Knowles, Solicitor, Commonhold & Leasehold Experts Ltd Rebecca Cattermole, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers
Service Charges – What’s the deal? Yashmin Mistry, Partner, JPC
Energy costs – is it a finger in the air for service charge budgets? Rupert Mackay, Director, Data Energy
| 12:00 - 12:45pm
Leasehold Reform: The Future Elizabeth England & Nicholas Grundy QC, Barristers, Five Paper
A Step By Step Guide to Lease Extensions Dani Green, Senior Associate & Verity McMahon, Associate at Brethertons
The current market for insurance valuations Martyn Barrett, Director, Barrett Corp & Harrington Ltd
| 12:45 - 13:45pm
| 13:45 -14:30pm
Critical times for the Right to Manage Mark Loveday, Barrister at Tanfield Chambers and Amanda Gourlay, Barrister at Tanfield Chambers
Statutory Rights and Mixed Use Developments Anna Favre, Partner, Cripps Pemberton Greenish and Ellodie Gibbons, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers
Planning is Key for EVC’s Jamie Willsdon, Director, Future Group
| 14:30 -15:15pm
Preparing Your Building Safety Case James Purdey, Operations Manager and Andrew Bull, Head of Client Services, 4site Consulting
Mitigating Compliance Risks Joe Goss, Enterprise Sales Manager, Fixflo
| 15:15 -15:45pm
Afternoon tea and networking break
| 15:45 -16:30pm
Building Safety Reform Shaun Lundy, Director Strategy & Innovation Tetra Consulting
| 16:30 - 17:00pm
Networking Drinks Reception
Leasehold Knowledge Week - Webinar Schedule
We are delighted to be hosting Leasehold Knowledge Week in conjunction with the Leasehold London 2022 conference. These online webinars are exclusively for conference delegates only and will be held throughout the week of the conference.
monday 21st march 2022
10:00-11:00am Leasehold Knowledge Week: Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 Rights of first refusal: the process and traps to look out for Shabnam Ali-Khan, Partner and head of the enfranchisement team at Russell-Cooke LLP
2:00-3:00pm Leasehold Knowledge Week: Property Disputes and Mental Health Laura Severn, Director at LMP Law
tuesday 22nd march 2022
10:00-11:00am Leasehold Knowledge Week: Reinstatement Cost Assessment: The FAQs… starting from the very basics James Paul, Director, EK Reinstatement Cost Assessment
2:00-3:00pm Leasehold Knowledge Week: Licence for Alterations Amber Krishnan-Bird, Solicitor, Osbornes Law
thursday 24th march 2022
10:00-11:00am Leasehold Knowledge Week: Planning and managing major works Andrew Banister, Director, Earl Kendrick (North)
2:00-3:00pm Leasehold Knowledge Week: Some Unanswered questions in the lift industry Jane Bagust, CEO, J & E Lifts
friday 25th march 2022
10:00-11:00am Leasehold Knowledge Week: A Step By Step Guide to Lease Extensions Dani Green, Senior Associate & Verity McMahon, Associate at Brethertons
ETC Venues County Hall, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 7PB
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