It has recently been announced that Frances Rooney has moved on from Harper Macleod, where she was head of Land Registration. Frances has been a prolific speaker and author on all matters of property law and land registration, with over 50 CPD events and written works to her name, including her authorship last year of the second reissue of the Conveyancing title in the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia.
Having established herself as one of Scotland’s leading experts on all matters relating to land registration, and been recognised for her efforts by the Scottish Legal Awards and Legal 500, Frances has now taken the leap towards establishing a new practice, Lexares LLP.
Lexares will provide the profession and landowners alike with a full suite of land registration services, from voluntary registration to rectifications, as well as a property law consultancy providing opinion work on title conditions, boundaries, competing rights and other core fundamentals. In addition it will host CPD events throughout Scotland.
Frances will remain a member of the various committees, working parties and stakeholder groups of the Law Society of Scotland and Registers of Scotland on which she has been assisting over the last few years.
The inaugural conference hosted by Lexares will be in the Grand Central Hotel at Central Station, Glasgow on 31 October, the last day of the CPD year.
Lexares has secured a hard hitting lineup of speakers – Austin Lafferty, Donald Reid, Andrew Steven of the Scottish Law Commission, Robert Sutherland from Terra Firma, Cheine + Tait, Registers of Scotland and of course Frances herself. The topics covered will include case law update, risk management, missives, land registration, LBTT, and a look at current and recent consultations on leases, title conditions and securities.
As it is the launch conference for Lexares, it is being offered at a special rate of £160 per delegate for the full day including lunch, networking and exhibition. Early bird tickets are £120 and members of the Law Society’s Sole Practitioner Group can attend for £110.
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- Confidence restored: internal investigations and legal privilege
- Court reforms: still an unknown quantity
- Ruled out of court?
- Uncovering the environment (1)
- Medical death: a case to answer
- Reading for pleasure
- Opinion: Kerry Trewern and Rhona McNair
- Book reviews
- Profile: Ryan McCuaig
- President's column
- Developing digital services
- People on the move
- Leading judgment
- Health check
- Open to attack
- Claims: beating the trigger
- Storage: time for digital
- GSPC: eulogy for a friend
- Relevant persons: a challenge
- New specialist land registration practice launches
- Good enough reason?
- Copyright: underpinning control
- Writing means writing
- Rent moves: two crucial hoops
- Debtor wins in policy decision
- Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal
- KIR: the time bomb explodes
- The guideline goal
- GC NextGen: a network for you?
- Your Law Society of Scotland Council members
- Public policy highlights
- Double boost for Society's AML team
- Ask Ash
- Practice rights and the impact of Brexit: working in the EU
- Acting as notary: what do I need to know?
- Engagement letters: a practical approach
- Uncovering the environment
- Paralegal pointers