The ALEP Conference

From Monday 9 October 2017

The Barbican Centre
Silk Street

The ALEP Conference


In just ten years ALEP has grown to be an influential organisation that seeks to promote best practice and raise standards for the clients of our 200-plus members, be they leaseholders or freeholders. ALEP influences at high levels and supports redress of any legislative imbalance and the correction of wrongdoing.  

ALEP represents the very best professionals in the sector and plans educational and networking events in line with their needs. Having already held 21 conferences, this conference sees a move to holding an annual event; this will enable the team to hold other types of events at other times of the year, including events outside London. 

Over the past ten years, the Association has consistently delivered exceptional conferences that are relevant and specifically tailored to our membership. Speakers renowned for their expertise and knowledge have graced the ALEP stage, bringing with them a unique insight into the niche sector in which we operate. This, our first annual conference, will be no exception, with debate and voting throughout. 

We have included morning sessions for those of you who may be newer to the sector - or just looking to refresh your knowledge - as well as breakout sessions in the main conference around the topical issue of leasehold houses, which will enable delegates to explore and debate the finer points at length. 

Your host Damian Greenish, Consultant, Pemberton Greenish

We are delighted to welcome Damian Greenish to host our first ever annual conference
at the Barbican Centre.  

Damian Greenish has been a solicitor for over 40 years and is a leading authority on leasehold reform, advising both landlords and tenants on all aspects of leasehold enfranchisement. He has been involved in many of the landmark leasehold reform cases in the Supreme Court, House of Lords, Court of Appeal, High Court and the valuation tribunals.  

He has been the joint editor of Hague on Leasehold Enfranchisement since 1998. He is well known as a speaker and as a regular chairman of the leading conferences and seminars in this specialised sector of the law. 

Damian is Chairman of the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate, Chairman of the Council of the Chelsea Society, a member of The Law Society, a member of the British Property Federation’s Residential Property Management Committee and Honorary President of ALEP.

We look forward to welcoming you on Monday 9 October.

For further event details download the invitationbooking form, and Terms & Conditions.

Morning Sessions

9.15 - 10.00:

Arrival, registration, tea and coffee and networking

10.00 - 12.00:

Breakout Sessions

Delegates can choose from either a legal session OR a valuation session:

Session 1 

Legal workshop: Claims under the 1993 Act – how to do them and avoid trips along the way

Presented by Harriet Holmes, Tanfield Chambers, and Eleanor Murray, Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP


Session 2

Valuation workshop: Key cases and principles – a refresher

Presented by Peter Beckett, Beckett and Kay, with legal commentary provided by Mark Chick, Bishop & Sewell LLP.


Networking lunch with afternoon delegates served in the Garden Room and Conservatory

Afternoon Sessions

In addition to the main conference schedule, the event will provide delegates with greater opportunities for debate and discussion on current issues with their peers and leading lights in the sector through the return of breakout sessions.

12.30 - 1.50:


1.50 - 2.00:

Host’s opening remarks

2.00 - 2.40:

Case update – Piers Harrison, Tanfield Chambers, will present his insight into recent cases affecting the leasehold sector 

2.40 - 3.50:Breakout Sessions 

Session 1

Ground rents and their effect upon marriage value

Presented by Michael Tibbatts, Scrivener Tibbatts


Session 2

1967 Act notices of claim – getting them right 

Presented by Katherine Simpson, Consultant, Pemberton Greenish

3.50 - 4.20:

Tea and coffee served

4.20 - 4.45:

A final overview of statistical methods of assessing relativity and explanation of results –

Presented by James Culley, Knight Frank, and Dr Mark Andrew, Real Estate Finance and Investment, Cass Business School

4.45 - 4.50:

ALEP Announcements

4.50 - 5.30:

A View from the Lands Chamber

Presented by Martin Rodger QC

5.30 - 5.35:

Host’s closing remarks


5.35 - 7.00:

Drinks reception

For further event details download the invitationbooking form, and Terms & Conditions.

ALEP is looking forward to hosting an exceptional line up of speakers delivering insightful presentations on all aspects of leasehold. 

We are delighted to welcome the following experts as our  speakers for this conference:  

  • Harriet Holmes, Tanfield Chambers
  • Eleanor Murray, Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • Peter Beckett, Beckett and Kay
  • Mark Chick, Bishop & Sewell and ALEP Director
  • Piers Harrison, Tanfield Chambers
  • Michael Tibbatts, Scrivener Tibbatts
  • Katherine Simpson, Pemberton Greenish
  • James Culley, Knight Frank
  • Dr Mark Andrew, Real Estate Finance and Investment, Cass Business School
  • Martin Rodger QC, Deputy Chamber President of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

For further event details download the invitationbooking form, and Terms & Conditions.

Our conferences sell out quickly, so please take the time to book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please return this form to or post to ALEP, The Workshop, 32-40 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JU. 

Please read the terms and conditions before booking your place.