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Dealing with inaccurate title deeds seminar

Date: 27th August 2019

Time: 09:00 - 12:45

Location:
Law Society of Scotland
Atria One
144 Morrison Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8EX

This half-day seminar will provide practical examples of inaccuracies in title deeds and their main issues, explore the options available to resolve inaccurate titles and the challenges they present, and discuss recent cases to reflect on issues of compensation.

3 hours verifiable CPD

When are title deeds considered to be ‘inaccurate’? And what are the practical and legal aspects that you should keep in mind when dealing with inaccurate title deeds?

The Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 contains specific provisions detailing both the notion of ‘inaccuracy’ and the available remedies. And yet, solicitors and their clients are regularly presented with practical issues (from the interpretation of what may or may not constitute inaccuracy, to the existence of the requirements for rectification) that can lead to delays in completing transactions, title challenges and disputes among proprietors.

This seminar is designed to provide you with practical guidance through the main issues arising when transacting with inaccurate title deeds. We will provide practical examples of inaccuracies in titles and their main issues (in both ‘ordinary’ and Keeper induced registrations); explore the options available to resolve inaccurate titles and the challenges they present; and discuss recent cases to reflect on issues of compensation.

By attending this seminar, you will:

  • Get practical guidance on what constitutes 'inaccuracy' in the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012
  • Gain expert insight into the main issues arising from Keeper included registrations 
  • Advance your knowledge of the remedies available against inaccuracies and their challenges
  • Learn about how courts have addressed compensation in recent cases. 
  • Rona Macdonald, Senior Associate, Turcan Connell
  • Andrew Upton, Partner, Harper Macleod 
  • Frances Rooney, Member, Lexares LLP
  • John King, Principal Consultant, Millar & Bryce
  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Registration and refreshments
  • Speaker

    Rona is a Senior Associate in the land and property department and head of the Land Registration Unit, which deals with voluntary registration applications for a wide variety of individuals, charities, partnerships, trusts and estates.

     

    Rona is a member of the Land Register Stakeholder Completion Group which was established by Registers of Scotland to allow key stakeholders to input on issues that affect voluntary registration. She has developed a close working relationship with Registers of Scotland through this membership and the large number of voluntary registration applications which are being dealt with by Turcan Connell’s Land Registration Unit.

     

    In addition to her specialist knowledge of land registration, Rona has experience of a broad range of property matters, including all rural and residential property matters and with a strong background in commercial property law. She spent a year on secondment at the National Trust for Scotland as in-house Solicitor, where she dealt with a variety of practice areas as the charity's full time Solicitor and main point of contact for legal matters.

     

    Rona qualified as a solicitor in 2001, having completed her LLB (Hons) degree at the University of Aberdeen and Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh.

  • 09:40 - 10:20

    'Inaccuracy' and the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

    • Land Register of Scotland: where are we now and what are the main issues?
    • The concept of 'inaccuracy' and its implications 
    • Common scenarios that constitute inaccuracy: practical examples

    Speaker
    Frances Rooney, Member, Lexares LLP

    10:20 - 10:50

    Insight into Keeper Induced Registration title sheets

    • Key issues, potential problems and practical guidance

    Speaker
    John King, Principal Consultant, Millar & Bryce

    10:50 - 11:05

    Questions and discussion

  • 11:05 - 11:25

    Refreshments, exhibition and networking
  • 11:25 - 11:55

    Remedies

    • Main procedures and key issues: what you need to keep in mind 
    • Case discussion

    Speaker

    Andrew advises clients across both public and private sectors in relation to all litigious matters. His experience incorporates litigation at Sheriff Court and Court of Session level, principally contractual and property disputes, as well as actions at both the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland.

     

    Andrew regularly represents clients in the Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland, including Commercial Actions, and at the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and Scottish Land Court. Through his experience in complex litigations, Andrew has developed forensic analytical skills, reviewing substantial volumes of documents and preparing reports on relevant facts, legal issues and prospects of success.

     

    He also has experience representing clients in quasi-judicial proceedings, including making written and oral representations to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and various disciplinary panels of regulatory bodies.

     

    Andrew sits part-time as a Legal Member of the First-tier Tribunal (Housing and Property Chamber).

    11:55 - 12:25

    Compensation

    • Loss, claims and compensation: practical guidance
    • Key issues in determining the level of compensation 
    • How have courts established value in recent cases?

    Speaker

    Andrew advises clients across both public and private sectors in relation to all litigious matters. His experience incorporates litigation at Sheriff Court and Court of Session level, principally contractual and property disputes, as well as actions at both the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland.

     

    Andrew regularly represents clients in the Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland, including Commercial Actions, and at the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and Scottish Land Court. Through his experience in complex litigations, Andrew has developed forensic analytical skills, reviewing substantial volumes of documents and preparing reports on relevant facts, legal issues and prospects of success.

     

    He also has experience representing clients in quasi-judicial proceedings, including making written and oral representations to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and various disciplinary panels of regulatory bodies.

     

    Andrew sits part-time as a Legal Member of the First-tier Tribunal (Housing and Property Chamber).

    12:25 - 12:40

    Questions and discussion

  • 12:40 - 12:45

    Closing remarks

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£129.14
 
New member:
£116.67
 
Accredited Paralegal:
£116.67
 
Trainee:
£116.67
 
Unemployed member:
£104.17
 
Non-member:
£141.67
 

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