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Date: 26th June 2018

Time: 09:00 - 16:40

The Studio
67 Hope Street
G2 6AE

5.5 hours verifiable CPD

At this It’s the Law conference we will delve into the most pressing issues in conveyancing practice. We will focus on the nuances and complexities of the modern client. Our experts will also bring you up to speed on vital technical legal updates and delve into practical guidance on conveyancing risks. The programme will also feature the latest from Registers of Scotland, the SLCC and the Law Society on matters that affect your practice.

This is an unrivalled opportunity for conveyancing professionals to join together in a great atmosphere to expand their commercial knowledge, share ideas and network with colleagues within the field.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ann Stewart, Shepherd and Wedderburn
  • Robert Gilmour, SKO Family Law Specialists
  • David Buchanan-Cook, Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
  • Jennifer Henderson, Registers of Scotland
  • Isobel d'Inverno, Brodies LLP
  • Donald Reid, Mitchells Roberton
  • Greg Sanders, Advocate, Westwater Advocates
  • Gillian Alexander, Solicitor, Professional Practice, Law Society of Scotland 

Join us this summer for It’s the Law – one day, one location, three unmissable conferences dedicated to private client work, family law and conveyancing.

  • Identify the key issues in advising buy to let clients in the new tenancy regime and what conveyancers need to consider regarding cohabitees in complex scenarios
  • Gain valuable knowledge, insight on claims trends and guidance from the SLCC
  • Pose best practice questions and scenarios to our experts in our risks in cybersecurity, fraud and GDPR panel
  • Explore neighbour and boundary disputes and the remedies available
  • Tricky ADS issues and how to deal with them, including first time buyer's relief and mixed purchases
  • Gain the latest update on access rights and Right to Roam legislation

"I am a dual qualified lawyer and really enjoyed this - better standard and atmosphere than English equivalents. More engagement"

June 2017

"The most useful part of the day? The exposure to updates and opinions about what has been and is happening that I was previously unaware of or unsure about"

October 2017

"One of the best, most useful events I’ve been at that the Law Society have run"

October 2017

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Registration, exhibition and refreshments
  • Ann Stewart, Shepherd and Wedderburn

  • 09:45 - 10:30

    The business of property
    •    Challenges and opportunities
    •    Daring to be different
    •    Keeping the customer satisfied and know who your client is
    •    Risk assessment - to act or not to act
    •    Focus on positive outcomes

    Ron Hastings, Partner, Hastings legal
    Tim Taylor, Trainee Solicitor, Hastings Legal


    10:30 - 11:15

    Cohabitation and marriage for residential conveyancers: The vital issues

    •    Principles of family law impacting upon acquisition of residential property
    •    Gifts, "the bank of Mum and Dad" and other complex scenarios: How best to advise your clients

    Robert Gilmour, SKO Family Law Specialists

  • 11:15 - 11:35

    Refreshments and exhibition
  • 11:35 - 12:05

    Registers of Scotland update

    Jennifer Henderson, Keeper, Registers of Scotland

    12:05 - 12:35

    The common causes of complaints

    •    The latest developments and trends in complaints
    •    Tips on effective 1st tier complaint handling
    •    Best practice to mitigate

    David Buchanan-Cook, Scottish Legal Complaints Commission


    12:35 - 13:05

    LBTT and ADS update: The latest legislation and developments

    •    Update on current law and Revenue Scotland practice
    •    The first time buyer's relief
    •    Tricky ADS issues and how to deal with them
    •    Mixed purchases

    Isobel d'Inverno, Brodies LLP


  • 13:05 - 14:05

    Lunch and exhibition
  • 14:05 - 14:50

    Neighbour and boundary disputes

    •    Ascertaining the true basis of dispute
    •    Prospects of resolution
    •    Funding of pursuing the dispute
    •    Bargaining strengths and negotiation factors
    •    Types of dispute eg tenements, burdens, boundaries, servitudes, blunders
    •    Tools and remedies
    •    Resolution and closure

    Donald Reid, Partner, Mitchells Roberton


    14:50 - 15:35

    Right to Roam update

    •    Further to the Inner House decision in Anstalt-v-Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park 2018 CSIH 22 Greg Sanders, Advocate, will present a review and update

    Greg Sanders, Advocate, Westwater Advocates


  • 15:35 - 15:55

    Refreshments and exhibition
  • 15:55 - 16:40

    Mitigating risk and key updates panel session: The latest in cybersecurity, fraud, GDPR and professional practice

    •    Recent guidance from Professional Practice

    Gillian Alexander, Solicitor, Professional Practice, Law Society of Scotland 
    Morna Grandison, Director of Interventions, Law Society of Scotland

  • 16:40 - 16:45

    Closing remarks


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