Hill Dickinson Developers’ Conference at Chester Zoo

Organiser: Hill Dickinson
Location: Chester Zoo, Upton by Chester, Caughall Road car park
Phone: 0151 600 8752

Join us for the 2015 Developers’ Conference on Thursday 16 July in the unique surroundings of Chester Zoo.

This annual Hill Dickinson event will cover the current key issues in property, construction and property litigation. Also joining us this year is Richard Mawdsley of The Peel Group.

The event will include a BBQ and a memorable networking evening, together with a guided zoo safari around the Zoo’s brand new Islands exhibition; a fantastic opportunity to explore the amazing tropical environments of six South East Asian islands on your own unique wildlife expedition.


12:15      Registration at Oakfield Manor including light lunch

13:00      Welcome

Game, set and match – Bill Chandler, Hill Dickinson

Sandwiched between Wimbledon fortnight and GB’s Davis Cup quarter-final, we will be serving up highlights from the indoor courts.  Our grand slam of recent planning-related development cases features a volley of conditional contracts, some backhand attempts to avoid liability under section 106 agreements/Community Infrastructure Levy and we smash the planning implications of a development site being listed as an Asset of Community Value

CDM 2015 Regulations and ISG V Seevic – David Oram, Hill Dickinson

Construction law update – a summary of some of the recent changes to construction law that are relevant to construction developments. David will take you through the implications of the CDM Regulations 2015, followed by an assessment of the effect of ISG V Seevic on payment processes.

What lurks below  – Kevin Lee, Hill Dickinson

The issues that can arise when mines and minerals are owned by someone other than the surface owner

– Tea/coffee break –

Flexible uncertainty – Coventry v Lawrence – Ralph Bullivant, Hill Dickinson

The Supreme Court Decision in the case of Coventry v Lawrence has been described as a green light for developers. We will set out the facts behind the case and examine the implications in relation to the law of nuisance and the potential remedies that a developer may be liable for particularly in relation to rights of light.

Development: Peel and the Liverpool City Region – Richard Mawdsley of The Peel Group

Richard will provide an overview of the Peel Group and their projects in the area, including the Wirral Waters project and how the local and wider communities of the Wirral area will prosper with the transformation of over 500 acres of Birkenhead docklands into an internationally recognisable destination.

 Additional speaker to be announced

16:30      Zoo Safari; guided tour around the brand new Island exhibition

18:00      Drinks reception & BBQ

Venue details and directions

Chester Zoo, Upton by Chester, Caughall Road car park Islands_Coral Sands (2) (2)

Please make your way to the Caughall Road entrance for Oakfield Manor. Parking is limited, so please confirm if you will require a car parking space.

We would recommend wearing suitable footwear for the walk round the Islands project as part of the Zoo safari.

To book your place, please contact Kerri McKeown at or on 0151 600 8752.

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