Topical Issues for Conveyancing – Cumberwell Park, Bradford on Avon

This seminar consists of a morning and afternoon session.  Delegates are invited to attend either or both sessions.


Ruth Haynes is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Party Wall surveyor who founded the Build Collective over ten years ago. Ruth’s early career was with BuroHappold and then Martin Stockley Associates.  She was Resident Engineer on the Vodafone World Headquarters development in Newbury, designed one of the earliest straw baled buildings in Scotland and was Senior Engineer for the Urban Splash Ancoats development in Manchester.  Ruth now specialises as a Party Wall surveyor and is an active member of the P&T and FPWS.

Ruth will be talking about her role in working as a Party Wall Surveyor, covering legal and technical aspects of her work and also the Party Wall etc. Act with reference to some ‘infamous’ projects that she has been involved with. The seminar will cover:

  • What is a party wall and why is there an ‘etc’ in the title?
  • What happened before 1996 and the type of works the Act affects
  • Why it should not be seen as an inconvenience to Building Owners
  • What rights and what responsibilities does the Act enable?
  • What happens when it all goes wrong?

Jeremy Haigh  is a Board Director at Premier Energy Services, having spent 20 years in the utility industry. Jeremy started his career in Wireless Network Rollout acquisition, moved into fibre network utility consents, claims and information management with a particular interest in the evolving Geospatial systems management of information. He is a supporting architect of the new Groundsure Utility Report and Utility Mapping (PALM) product set, and an expert in utility discovery and consulting for developers and their development supply chain.  Jeremy’s seminar will cover:
ŸUtility Services

Ÿ‘The Market’ Rules and Regulations

ŸUses, Case Study and Examples

ŸThe Premier Groundsure Report

ŸThe Innovative Premier Asset Layered Map ‘PALM’

ŸBenefits of the service

ŸPortability of the product



Andrew Crawford lectures extensively across the country and brings his experience in private practice to make the law relevant to practitioners.  Andrew brings the law alive with a touch of humour and cynicism and makes the theory relevant to the practical problems faced by hard pressed conveyancers at the coal face – always mindful of both the need and difficulty of making conveyancing profitable and also the need to make pragmatic evaluations when coping with volumes.  Andrew’s training company, AAC Law Ltd, is a recognised CPD provider.

Delegates will be given practical hints and advice on checking leases and some of the trickier aspects will be analysed including:

  • CML Requirements
  • Enforceability of responsibilities
  • User clauses to look out for
  • Insurance arrangements
  • Shared ownership issues
  • Missing landlords
  • Right to manage
  • Service charge arrears

Delegates will be asked to bring a copy of an actual lease from the office in order to partially check this in the course of the session.

This course will appeal to all standards of conveyancer as it will improve the understanding of the more important issues and equip the delegate with greater confidence to tackle future leasehold purchases and avoid some traps for the unwary.

  • Date: 12/10/2017
  • Location: Cumberwell Park Golf Club Bradford on Avon Wiltshire BA15 2PQ

To register for this event, please click here, or phone April on 0330 159 5312