Over 140 conveyancing professionals and industry stakeholders gathered on Tuesday, 5 September for the Millar & Bryce’ annual ‘Modern Thinking in Conveyancing’ conference in Glasgow, to gain practical help and insight from leading experts on the changes and challenges currently facing the market.
Delegates took in a wide range of subjects from keynote speakers, including Craig Connal QC with his insight into modern contract interpretation and Scott Blair, Advocate, on the ever-contentious area of care home costs recovery and whether local authorities will start to use insolvency law more to recover.
Professor Roddy Paisley from the University of Aberdeen gave an entertaining take on the law of servitudes and real burdens, while Stephen McGowan from TLT LLP, voiced his frustrations on the ‘unacceptable’ state of alcohol licensing in Scotland, and his continued lobbying to the Scottish Government for a consolidated licensing act to ensure licensees aren’t ‘policed out of existence’.
Richard Hepburn, Managing Director of Millar & Bryce said: “Today’s conference brought together a wealth of expertise and addressed some of the most topical developments in the legal services industry, and how in turn conveyancers can best future-proof their firm through innovation and change.
“With technology advances continually transforming conveyancing, today’s event provided delegates the ideal opportunity to catch up with the ever-changing marketplace whilst enhancing their legal and practical skills, placing them right at the heart of the conveyancing world.”
The ‘Modern Thinking in Conveyancing’ conference was organised by leading land and property search organisation Millar & Bryce, following the success of last year’s inaugural event.
David Lee, David Lee Media – Chairperson
Stephen McGowan, TLT LLP – Licensing – Just the Tonic
Craig Connal QC, Pinsent Masons – Modern thinking on contract interpretation. What the courts are making of your carefully drafted documents
Scott Blair, Terra Firma Chambers – Authorities – Weaving a Tangled Web?
Prof. Roddy Paisley, Aberdeen University – Servitudes
Kirstin Nee, DUAL Asset Underwriting – Title Indemnity – Making deals happen
Adrian Stalker, Westwater Advocate – Mortgage repossessions
Gary Donaldson, Millar & Bryce – Modern Practices in Modern Conveyancing
Debra Clapham, Claphams Solicitors – Standard missives
For further detail or to pre-register for our 2018 event, please email Claudia.Ferrari@millar-bryce.com