Morrisons Solicitors Basement Extensions Conference 2017

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Ham Yard Hotel

1 Ham Yard



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We are pleased to invite you to Morrisons Solicitors' second Basement Extensions Conference. The conference brings together leading experts from the engineering, surveying and legal professions, to look at best practice for basement extensions, as well as providing a great opportunity to network with others who have a significant interest in basement construction.

Although targeted at practitioners the event will be of interest to contractors, neighbours and indeed anyone with an interest in this novel type of construction.

8:45 - 9:30

Registration & breakfast

9:30 - 9:40

Intro & welcome

9:40 - 10:30

Session one: Matthew Hearsum - Partner, Morrisons Solicitors

Matthew will look at private nuisance & adjacent owners; how to avoid problems arising; and managing them once they have arisen

10:30 - 11:00

Morning coffee break

11:00 - 12:00

Session two: Dr Stuart Hardy - Geotechnical Engineer, Arup

Stuart will discuss the role that geotechnical engineering plays in basement construction. The talk will include a discussion on construction options and how these affect potential nuisance to neighbouring structures including ground movements, noise and vibrations.

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 1:10

Welcome back

1:10 - 2:00

Session three: His Honour Judge Bailey - Judge of Technology & Construction List, Central County Court

HHJ Edward Bailey will talk about his experience, and the approach of the courts to application for injunction and claims for compensation arising from building works.

2:00 - 2:30

Afternoon coffee break

2:30 - 4:00

Session four: Panel Discussion

Will Minting - Party Wall Surveyor, Wilks Head & Eve

Nick Isaac - Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

Nick Huband - Structural Engineer, William J Marshall

Daniel Farrand - Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya

4:00 - 4:15


4:15 - 5:30


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