Hill Dickinson Developers’ Conference 2010

Organiser: Hill Dickinson
Location: Chester Zoo, Upton by Chester, CH2 1LH
Phone: 0151 600 8762

The annual Hill Dickinson developers' conference will cover the current key issues in property, construction, property litigation, planning and insolvency law.

The event will be staged in the unique surroundings of Chester Zoo and will be followed by a BBQ and a memorable networking evening that will include a guided zoo safari – an opportunity to explore the zoo after the gates have been closed to the public.


13.00 Registration at Oakfield Manor including refreshments

13.45 Welcome Robin Jones, Chester office partner

Lessons to be learned: Two contrasting cases of interest to developers and landlords. North Eastern Properties Limited -v- Coleman & Quinn is a decision on the enforceability of contracts for the sale of flats, and Deajan provides a salutary lesson for landlords on recovering the cost of certain works from residential tenants. Ralph Bullivant, Partner

Construction update: Letters of intent are widely used in the construction industry and are a big cause of disputes, but do they still have a place in construction projects? Alan Pugh, Partner

Town and village greens: Following Redcar the odds for registration are now firmly in favour of claimants and objectors to development. John takes a frolic around the impact of the case and the latest proposals for reform. John Holmes, Head of Planning

No prizes for developers in this competition? Can restrictive covenants on development sites be challenged as being anti-competitive? And what about typical lease obligations in the pre-lets, or the exclusivity promised to the anchor tenant? With the much-hyped repeal of the Land Agreements Exclusion Order in limbo, developers who ignore the competition law implications of their agreements do so at their peril. Bill Chandler, Legal Director

17.00 BBQ and zoo safari

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. Joining instructions, map and directions to follow.

RSVP by Thursday 24 June 2010

Karen Lowles

+44 (0)151 600 8762