For CPD events for property professionals across the Chilterns and Thames Valley

Events

Practical completion - the law and practice (a CIArb event)

Holiday Inn Maidenhead

Architects and surveyors are required by standard forms of contract to determine when practical completion has been reached.  Many other issues flow from this vital decision and yet time and again professionals get it wrong - leading to disputes and complications.  This talk, arranged by the CIArb Thames Valley branch, will try to unravel the essential elements of practical completion from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint.  The presentations will consider:

Dilapidations - a recap of the legal position and the surveyor's role in litigation

Holiday Inn Hemel Hemsptead

In this talk, Lynsey Newman of SA Law will recap on the fundamental principles of assessing a terminal dilapidations claim, considering the basis of quantification, diminution in value and the impact of lease terms and the age and nature of the building on the damages.

She will consider the surveyor’s role in advising the client and acting as an expert, highlighting judicial comment on expert’s conduct. And she will consider the various ways in which settlement of the dilapidations claim can be achieved.

A step-by-step guide to payment notices

Thame Barns Centre, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3AJ

Although changes to payment notices were introduced over three years ago as part of LDEDC (Construction Act) 2009, there continues to be uncertainty and confusion over the payment notice regime.  Keith Blizzard of Shakespeares Legal LLP will provide a step-by-step guide to payment notices, working carefully though the process,  illustrating with plenty of examples, and giving an update on changes in 2015.

Head Start to Retirement workshop (a LionHeart event)

Thame Barns Centre, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3AJ

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.

If you are thinking about retiring...

  • You may be feeling excited about the prospect of being able to finally focus on the things you love to do but never previously had time for
  • You might be wondering how you will fill all that extra leisure time
  • You may have concerns as to whether your finances will stretch
  • You might be feeling overwhelmed by all the possibilities.

The best way to address these concerns and make sure you get the most out of your retirement is to spend some time planning for it. 

Telecommunications: issues for landowners and surveyors

Maidenhead Golf Club, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

With mobile telephony having been around for over two decades, one might have thought that the siting and management of telecoms masts and associated equipment would be well-established with decreasing change and little to say.  But that's not the case, hence this presentation on telecoms given by James Robinson of Telemaster Ltd.

His talk was given from the perspective of landowners and their agents, including surveyors, with topics including:

Visit to RNLI Tower Lifeboat station, London (a PPN event)

Waterloo Bridge, London WC

The RNLI Tower Lifeboat provides search and rescue cover along the River Thames between Barking Creek and Battersea.  The lifeboat station is located at the north end of Waterloo Bridge,

PPN has arranged a talk and tour at the lifeboat station on Friday, 26 June, 12.00 noon to 1.30pm.

Further details are available at:  www.ppnonline.co.uk/ppn-visit-rnli-tower-lifeboat-station.

The surveyor in the witness box

Clarkslegal LLP, One Forbury Place, Reading RG1 3EB

In a joint meeting arranged by the Society of Construction Law and RICS, Mark Thomas prepares expert witnesses for appearing at a hearing.

Mark Thomas is a chartered surveyor specialising in construction contracts advice, adjudication and dispute resolution.  He has acted as an expert witness in litigation and arbitration for over 25 years.  He is the immediate past Chairman of the Thames Valley branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Mark has recently lectured widely on report writing for expert witnesses.

The surveyor in the witness box

EWM Solicitors, 1 Seebeck Place, Milton Keynes MK5 8FR

In a joint meeting arranged by the Society of Construction Law and RICS, Mark Thomas prepares expert witnesses for appearing at a hearing.

Mark Thomas is a chartered surveyor specialising in construction contracts advice, adjudication and dispute resolution.  He has acted as an expert witness in litigation and arbitration for over 25 years.  He is the immediate past Chairman of the Thames Valley branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Mark has recently lectured widely on report writing for expert witnesses.

Road and highway works - risk management (an APS event)

Chinnor Rugby Club, Thame OX9 3JL

In this presentation, Kate Carpenter of Jacobs will explain how operational road safety has built on construction safety process tools, but challenged many preconceptions about relative risk.  She will show how construction safety professionals involved in any operational road safety contracts can share knowledge and tools towards substantial improvements in the safety of workers and road users.