ALEP Conference - BOOK NOW

Date:
Thursday 29 September 2022

Venue:

ALEP Conference - BOOK NOW

We are delighted to return to a full day conference programme and welcome delegates to an exciting new venue for ALEP – The Shaw Theatre at the Pullman Hotel on Euston Road. 
 
As is traditional, our morning sessions are aimed at those newer to practice and those looking to develop and learn skills that are complementary to their core business – and we hope these topics will prove particularly useful as we head out of the pandemic and into, potentially, a challenging economic climate. 

Our afternoon sessions will look at the issues facing members in their practice and cases that impact our work in this sector.  

Morning sessions 

The key to sales and professional services
James White, award-wining sales mentor and trainer

Digital Marketing – why it matters more than ever
Josh Whiten, Google expert and digital marketing consultant

Negotiation - an art not a science
Nikki Squire and Doron Davidson, Strevas

 
Afternoon Sessions 

The Right to Manage in 2022: Settlers Court, Procedure and Enfranchisement
Mark Loveday, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

The End of a Long Lease: Holding Over
Katherine Simpson, Solicitor, Edwin Coe

ALEP Update
John Midgley, ALEP Director

Valuing Tenants’ Improvements: Life after Alberti
Tom Jefferies, Barrister, Landmark Chambers

Case Update and legal update
Ellodie Gibbons, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

Morning sessions 

The key to sales and professional services
James White, award-wining sales mentor and trainer will help delegates understand how to ask better questions and improve their pitching skills to win new business, as well as provide valuable insights gleaned from years of research and experience.

Digital Marketing – why it matters more than ever
Josh Whiten, Google expert and digital marketing consultant Josh Whiten has spoken for us before and was very well received, but much has changed in the digital landscape since then. Josh will provide an update on the latest trends in digital marketing and discuss the engagement tools that members can use to ensure that their online presence is as good as it can be.

Negotiation - An art not a science
Nikki Squire and Doron Davidson, Strevas will harness their diverse backgrounds (as both former lawyers and professional actors) to provide an engaging and interactive session on some of the strategies you can adopt to maximise your chances of success when negotiating - a must-attend session for all in practice!

 
Afternoon Sessions 

The Right to Manage in 2022: Settlers Court, Procedure and Enfranchisement
Mark Loveday, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers
In this session, Mark Loveday will discuss the evolution of the RTM case law as it affects procedure and qualification, and then discuss the issues in Settlers Court - and what this decision may mean for the proposed reform of the law in this area.

The End of a Long Lease: Holding Over
Katherine Simpson, Solicitor, Edwin Coe
There are of course various statutory rights to renew, not least those under the 1993 Act and also under Schedule 10 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. However, there are steps that can be taken to preclude these rights and actions that those advising clients with very short leases should be acutely aware of. The existence of these rights gives rise to a risk that the tenant may remain in occupation at the end of the term; a very real risk that needs to be taken into account from a valuation point of view. Katherine will discuss the legal basis for the service of the relevant notices and also the practical impact from a valuation point of view.

Valuing Tenants’ Improvements: Life after Alberti
Tom Jefferies, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
The leasehold reform legislation permits the tenant to discount the value of improvements made during the lifetime of the lease, provided these have consent from the landlord. In certain circumstances the value of these improvements can be significant. In this session, Tom will discuss how to value tenants’ improvements and having set the background, discuss the latest developments in the case of Alberti and what this means for us in practice.

Case Update and legal update
Ellodie Gibbons, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers
One thing that can be said about the law relating to enfranchisement is that it is the ‘gift that keeps giving’ when it comes to case law. Ellodie Gibbons of Tanfield Chambers will take us through the latest cases and, time permitting, provide an update on the latest news in the Government’s programme of leasehold reform, at which ALEP practitioners are at the fore.

Please complete the booking form below and send to events@alep.org.uk.