Hampshire Law Society - Lectures 2014 - 2015 Programme

Please see attached schedule for more informaton on content and speaker

  Family Law Financial                                                                   

Accredited for 3 hours CPD
Date:                     Tuesday 27 January 2015                                                                             
Time:                    1345 - 1645
Venue:                  Holiday Inn, Cartwright Drive, Titchfield, Fareham PO15 5RJ
Speaker:              Derek Marshall & Carol Davies

Derek Marshall A large amount of work concerns family financial matters including the division of assets on divorce, the separation of cohabitees and in Inheritance Act claims. His experience in business law gives him particular expertise in those cases which have complicated issues arising out of the involvement of companies and business partnerships.

Carol Davies Carol concentrates on matrimonial financial provision cases with particular ability in dealing with cases involving trusts, companies and business interests and intervenors.
Carol regularly advises and represents parties involved in trusts of land and cohabitation disputes, which may also include Children Act 1989 Schedule 1 applications. Carol also has a large practice in public law Children Act cases acting in particular for local authorities and guardians. She is able to handle difficult and complex cases including non-accidental cases, multi-party cases and those cases involving cultural and international issues.

Key points.        

  1. What to do about all those debts?
  2. What to do when there is not enough to buy two homes?
  3. Who owns the family home?
  4. Pensions and new rules – what impact they may have on financial remedy cases?
  5. Family ADR Mediation and Arbitration as a cost saving measure

Key Issues in Will Drafting and Administration of Trusts                                                                   

Accredited for 3 hours CPD
Date:                     Tuesday 3 February 2015                                                                             
Time:                    1345 - 1645
Venue:                  Holiday Inn, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9PG
Speaker:              Professor Lesley King

Professor Lesley King is Private Client Practice Head at the College of Law, Bloomsbury. She is co-author of Wills, Taxation and Administration: A Practical Guide and editor of the Probate Practitioners Handbook. She is the wills and probate columnist for the Law Society Gazette and writes and lectures extensively.

Key points.      

 Increased competition and new initiatives such as the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Accreditation Scheme make this a difficult time to be a Private Client practitioner. The precise content of this session will depend on developments over the next few months but will look at recent case law and statutes and examine the implications for private client practitioners. It will include:

  • Implications of Jimmy Saville case for PRs
  • Secret and half-secret trusts after Lucien Freud case
  • Drafting implications of Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014
  • The latest from HMRC on taxation of relevant property trusts
  • Clients and Care Home Fees

Key Issues in Property Transactions in 2015                                                                   

Accredited for 3 hours CPD
Date:                     Tuesday 10 February 2015                                                                             
Time:                    1345 - 1645
Venue:                  Holiday Inn, Cartwright Drive, Titchfield, Fareham PO15 5RJ
Speaker:              Mr Peter Reekie

Peter Reekie is a Property Training Consultant with Penningtons and a Visiting Professor at the College of Law. He spent his time in private practice dealing with residential and commercial property work. He writes for publications and lectures extensively at property law conferences

Key points.   

   This course is designed to address a range of practical problems faced by both commercial and residential property lawyers in a refreshingly accessible way. A question is posed and the answer given in a structured manner which considers the underlying law and practice before presenting a solution. Topics are selected both from perennial problems encountered in the office and those that have arisen recently. This course is updated regularly. Areas currently covered by these specific questions include:

•    Easements and change of use
•    Restrictive covenants- advising
•    Co-ownership
•    Construing and interpreting lease covenants
•    Spotting void guarantees of leases
•    Overage – interpretation
•    Service charges and freehold developments
•    Land registration problems



2014 – 2015 LECTURES


Lectures are held at The Holiday Inn, Eastleigh and Fareham.
Refreshments will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of each lecture





27 Jan

1345 – 1645

Mr Derek Marshall

Family Law Financial

3 Feb

1345 – 1645

Professor Lesley King

Wills and Trusts

10 Feb

1345 – 1645

Mr Peter Reekie

Key Issues in Property Transactions in 2015

3 March

1345 – 1645

Mr Denzil Lush

Court of Protection

17 March

1345 – 1645

Mr Paul Clark

SDLT, Case Update and Boilerplate

31 March

1730 – 1900

Mr Anthony Edwards

Criminal Law Update

5 May

1345 – 1645

Mr Gary Self

Employment Law Update

19 May

1345 – 1645

Mr Andrew McLoughlin

Civil Litigation Update

9 June

1345 – 1645

DJ Stephen Gerlis

Family Law Update

30 June

1345 – 1645

Mr Richard Snape

Conveyancing Update

7 July

1345 – 1645

Mr Edward Deneham

Property Lecture

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