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Party Walls & Boundaries Essential Update 2018

The latest update, guidance and case law on neighbourly matters to best advise your clients.

Be the first to hear about the 7th Edition of the RICS Party Wall Legislation and Procedure Guidance Note.

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Wed 7 Nov 2018
12:45 PM - 05:30 PM
DoubleTree Bristol North, Woodlands Lane, Bristol, BS32 4JF
3.5 hours formal CPD
£150 + VAT


“Recent feedback from the Courts means that the RICS recommendation on the professional practice in key areas of party wall administration will be changing with the launch of the 7th Edition of the Party Wall Guidance Note.  This event is an essential update on party walls and boundaries, plus an opportunity to give feedback on the guidance in this area of practice, which will shape the future of this profession.”
Andrew D Thompson, Chair of the RICS Party Walls and Boundaries Essential Update 2018

Party wall agreements, boundary disputes and related practice is a complex area of work in which surveyors have a responsibility to provide expert technical guidance, whilst also being aware of the potential legal pitfalls and latest case law.  The RICS has responded to the Courts with the launch of the 7th Edition of the RICS Party Wall Legislation and Procedure Guidance Note, which will be introduced and discussed at this event.

RICS Party Walls and Boundaries Essential Update will ensure you remain at the forefront of this practice area and are working to the highest professional standards, by providing a series of half day seminars in seven locations across the UK.

Benefit from the expert insight of leading legal practitioners offering key advice and case law updates on a range of issues pertinent to this area of surveying practice. Take away in-depth technical knowledge crucial for boundary and party wall surveyors wanting to stay informed and up to date on common issues to better advise their clients.

Key topics

Each seminar will address key topics, including:

  • The new 7th Edition of the RICS Party Wall Legislation and Procedure Guidance Note
  • Disputes, awards and appeals
  • Damages, cost and injunctions
  • Party wall awards
  • Latest case law
  • Practical examples of common issues
  • An update on boundaries
  • Resolving boundary disputes
  • Forecast on future legislation and guidance

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Session highlights

Party wall case law update: The legal and surveying perspectives
This session will explore the latest party wall case law from both the legal and surveying perspectives. Using practical examples, our experts will discuss a variety of updates including disputes, awards and appeals, enforcing a party wall award and downward raising.

The 7th Edition of the RICS Party Wall Legislation and Procedure Guidance Note
Be the first to hear about this latest guidance note, which has been drafted to provide a more practical guide when adhering to legislation. It will shape the future of party wall professional practice and is essential for all practitioners in maintaining their professional standards and ensuring best practice. The lead authors will discuss the key additions and amendments, as well as giving you the opportunity to pose questions and have your say in shaping the guidance through the consultation process.

Boundaries update
With new guidance on the horizon for 2019, our expert speakers will update you on the latest boundary cases. Understanding the process of working through a boundary case is essential when advising clients, particularly in light of new or upcoming legislation. Key topics discussed include: dealing with trespass and encroachments, access to neighboring land, title disputes, resolving boundary disputes and the Boundary Dispute Protocol.

Damages and cost
Our legal experts will explore a variety of damages and cost cases, using these examples to highlight topical issues, including development and repair access, compensation, damages awarded and considering disturbance and inconvenience. Attend also to learn how to simplify the injunctions application procedure, as well as their cost implications and the ability to serve them quickly.

Extended Q&A: Discussion of party walls and boundaries dispute cases
Use this opportunity to bring real-life examples to our panel of legal and technical experts, who will debate the key issues and possible solutions. Delegates are encouraged to engage in this extended discussion and gain best practice advice to implement in their daily practice.

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Industry leading speakers include:

  • Andrew D Thompson, Director – Building & Project Consultancy, Savills UK (all locations)
  • Angela Gregson, Partner, Child & Child (London)
  • Carl Calvert, Principal, Carl Calvert Consulting (Bristol, Warrington)
  • Charles Morgan, Barrister, 6PumpCourt (Newcastle)
  • Gary Jackson, Director and Chartered Land Surveyor, 3Sixty Measurement Ltd (Leeds)
  • Howard Smith, Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers (London, Bristol, Newmarket, Warrington)
  • Jack Norton, Director, Schofield Chartered Building Surveyors (Leeds, Warrington, Birmingham, London, Newcastle)
  • James Beat, Partner, Child & Child (Birmingham)
  • James Kavanagh, Global Land Standards Director – Professional Standards, RICS (Newcastle)
  • John Lytton, Lawrence Foote and Partners (London, Newmarket)
  • Jonny Callard, Director, Thomas & Thomas (Bristol, Newmarket, Birmingham, London, Newcastle)
  • Julia Stolle, Director and Chartered Land Surveyor, Stolle Surveys Ltd (Birmingham)
  • Michael Cooper, Director & Head of Neighbourly Matters, Colliers International (Bristol, Newmarket, Leeds, Warrington, London)
  • Nicholas Isaac, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers (Leeds)


We’ve got some great group discounts when you book together with your colleagues:

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off.

Select book now where discounts will be applied to group bookings.

Please note: lunch is not included in the price of the ticket.

  • RICS professionals £150 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £202.5 + VAT
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