Networking with peers

events include lunch

High level learning

from two renowned experts

Series of events

this Autumn

4 hours of CPD

limited time away from desk

What to expect

For Legal are hosting a series of exclusive CPD events this Autumn. These half-day masterclasses, have been designed to maximise learning whilst spending minimal time away from your desk.

Your ticket includes 4 hours of CPD learning at the event, comprehensive notes and additional resources, access to CPD content at, a sandwich lunch upon arrival and a tea & coffee break in the afternoon. Simply select your preferred date and location.

This masterclass is aimed at property professionals and fee earners involved in both contentious and non-contentious property work. Conveyancing continues to undergo major changes. This session will provide a review of current issues in Residential Conveyancing Practice., such as:-

  • Estate rentcharges
  • The External Wall System (EWS) certificates in relation to cladding
  • First Homes and the new Model Shared Ownership Lease
  • The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022
  • Competition and Markets Authority investigation of ground rents
  • The Fire Safety Act 2021
  • Building Safety Act 2022
  • EWS1 Certificates including the latest 2022 Government guidance and RICS guidance and cladding
  • Solicitor’s undertakings after the Supreme Court case of Harcus Sinclair v Your Lawyers (2021)
  • Planning permission changes
  • Recent case law on leases, service charge, restrictive covenants.

At our Oxford event, Sarah Sams will provide an update on AML including the differences between source of funds and source of wealth.

After attending the session delegates will have:

An increased knowledge of the subject matter. Delegates will have an update on current issues, case law and statutory provisions and be able to apply the knowledge gained in the better provision of a service to the client.

28th September, Leeds @ Radisson Blu Hotel

Presented by Richard Snape.

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29th September, Birmingham @ Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, NEC

Presented by Richard Snape.

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19th October, Oxford @ Jurys Inn Oxford, Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8AL

Presented by Paul Sams and Sarah Sams.

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About our speakers

We are delighted to have Richard Snape, Paul Sams and Sarah Sams sharing their invaluable expertise.

Richard Snape has been the Head of Professional Support at Davitt Jones Bould since 2002. He speaks at numerous courses for law societies all over the country, various public courses, in-house seminars within solicitors’ firm and has also talked extensively to local authorities and central government bodies. His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.

Paul Sams decided he wanted to be a solicitor at seven years old. Since then he has become an award-winning nationally recognised expert in the field of residential property having been asked to lecture other lawyers across the Country.

Paul has also been invited to speak on more than one occasion for Housing Associations and the RICS as well as other groups to help to educate other lawyers. Paul also deals with residential development work from site acquisition through to plot sales.

His niche areas of work include New Build property work, Equity Release mortgages and leasehold enfranchisement (all of which he has written a book about for the legal profession) but predominantly his work involves property developers.

Sarah Sams has over 20 years of experience in residential conveyancing, and has been specialising in shared ownership for the last 14 years. Having initially worked for a regional law firm, who acted for several registered providers, Sarah has seen transactions from both sides and understands how the process works from a registered provider’s point of view as well.

Sarah is regularly asked to provide training to housing associations and also undertake training for other lawyers in this specialist area.

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