Property Law Conference

  • When: September 19, 2017 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
  • Where: Chamber of Commerce Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD
  • Summary: Manchester Law Society is delighted to present our first Property Law Conference
  • Details:

    The Manchester Law Society Property Committee are delighted to announce their inaugural Property Law Conference which will be chaired by Stephen Lintott, National Practice Group Leader at Slater Gordon and Chair of the Manchester Law Society Property Committee.

    Created for residential and commercial property lawyers of all levels of experience, this will be an important conference covering some of the key issues which affect property lawyers in Manchester.

    09:00   Registration, refreshments and networking

    09:30   Welcome and introduction
    Stephen Lintott, Partner at Slater & Gordon and
    Chair of the Manchester Law Society Property Committee

    09:35   Environmental due diligence and risk

    • Local case studies demonstrating where different environmental risks are situated within the Manchester region
    • Update on Manchester City Council’s Part 2a strategy implementation
    • Relevant CML and Law Society guidance including areas of ambiguity conveyancers may need to navigate
    • How environmental search products are built and highlight key features to support conveyancers client & lender communications

    Steve Johnson, Landmark

    10:10   Best practice for lawyers in minimising the risk of compliance issues

    • Changes to AML regulations
    • Cyber risks
    • Recent cases on fraud

    Michelle Garlick, Partner at Weightmans             

    10:45   Refreshments and networking

    11:15   How to safeguard against financial risks to property lawyers
    Steve Taylor, RBS

    11:45   Protecting clients against property risks through insurance

    • How property documents should legislate for the right insurance cover

    David Brierley, Towergate Insurance 

    12:15   Q&A: Traps for property lawyers in lending transactions
    Stephen Lintott, Partner at Slater & Gordon and David Rainford, Cowgills

    12:30   Panel: Mitigating, minimising and managing risk
    Steve Johnson, Landmark
    Michelle Garlick, Partner at Weightmans
    Steve Taylor, RBS
    David Brierley, Towergate Insurance
    David Rainford, Cowgills

    13:05   Closing remarks from the Chair

    13:15   Close of conference with a networking lunch

    Cost to attend:
    MLS Members £65.00 + VAT (£78.00) Non-members £90.00 + VAT (£108.00)
    Price includes light refreshments, course materials and lunch

    To book your place please download and return the Property Law Conference booking form v2 or email or

    To book online with a credit or debit card please click here.
    Please note there is an additional 3% charge to pay by credit card and a 2% charge to pay by debit card.

    By booking a place on this course you are agreeing to our terms and conditions details of which can be found here.

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