RECAP 2019 - All 5 nights

RECAP 2019 - All 5 nights

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Roman Way Hotel

Watling Street


WS11 1SH

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We are pleased to announce we are relocating our events to The Roman Way Hotel in Cannock. A short distance from our last venue, with improved facilities and excellent motorway and road networks.

Please make yourselves familiar with the venue location—we don’t want you to miss out!

New Venue: The Roman Way Hotel, Watling Street, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1SH

The unique series of evening seminars provides an invaluable opportunity to explore key current rural topics for 2019. This is a series of five consecutive Monday evenings which can be attended individually, or as a series. Full attendance can give 15 hours or more CPD / Lifelong Learning and provides an excellent networking opportunity.

The lectures are organised by SURVEYORS RECAP LTD, which is a non-profit making company aiming to broaden the knowledge of fellow rural professionals. The lectures will be of particular benefit for RICS and CAAV members and are suitable for professionals of all levels of experience. We also extend a warm welcome to farmers, lawyers, accountants, farm secretaries and other rural practitioners.

Monday 16th September 2019

The Surveyor in Court and Rural Planning

Chair Carrie de Silva, Principal Lecturer, Harper Adams

Douglas Readings, Barrister
Subject How to Brief Counsel and the Small Claims Court—All you need to know.
- An introduction to the privilege of professional access to barristers for RICS members
- What does counsel need?
- Drafting the brief
- Duties of the instructing surveyor

Light relief from Roger Stone, joint founder of Surveyors RECAP

continued... - What is the small claims court and how to use it

Jonathan Jenkins, Senior Director, Planning Design
Subject Recent Changes to Planning Policy Affecting Development in the Rural Environment.
- Changes in Permitted Development
- Changes of use :Class P, Class Q and Class R
- General Permitted Development Order Part 6
- Delivering a net gain for biodiversity
- The strengthening of neighbourhood plans
- Affordable housing
- Possible changes in legislation due to climate change.

Monday 23rd September 2019

Forestry and Taxation

Chair Tony Morris-Eyton, Head of Office, Savills West Midlands

Justin Mumford, Managing Director, Lockhart Garratt
Forestry and Taxation Update
- Timber pricing
- Grants
- Policy updates
- Woodland pricing
- Taxation
- Silviculture

Professor Jo Bradwell, Shelmore Timber, Norbury Park and BiFor Project
The Importance of Trees in Climate Change Mitigation
- Trees for carbon sequestration
- BiFor CO2 experiment and the results so far
- 400,000 new trees on 400 acres
- Solar power generation

Tom Downes, Partner, Whittingham Riddell
Tax, Timber and Avoiding Tears

- Tax advantages of timber
- Pitfalls and potential of business structures
- Key agricultural tax cases

Monday 30th September 2019

An Evening on Topical Matters with Burgess Salmon

Chair Tom Rickard, Rural Property Consultancy

Tom Hewitt and Team, Partner, Burgess Salmon

Topics covered will include, but will not be exclusive to, the following:

- Wills, probates and partnership agreements… unpicking the problems
- Proprietary estoppel
- Protecting assets with prenuptial agreements
- Grazing licences and IHT
- Waste and other environmental issues

Monday 7th October 2019

‘The Shape of Things to Come”
with Charles Cowap and Jeremy Moody

Chair Malcolm Gale, Bagshaws

Charles Cowap, Formerly Principal Lecturer at Harper Adams University
Public Money for Public Goods
- A new mechanism for land management
- Natural capital valuation

Jeremy Moody, Secretary and Adviser, CAAV
Rural Land and Property Update
- Brexit and other related subsidies
- The agriculture bill
- The agricultural tenancy report
- Residential leasehold reform

Monday 14th October 2019

Farm and Estate Insurance:
Covering All Potential Risks

Chair Michael Cavenagh-Thornhill, Cavenagh-Thornhill Associates

Rob Matthews, Lycetts
Property Insurance
- Perils to cover
- Establishing sums to insure
- Business interruption
- Basis of settlement
- Employers, public and product liability
- Civil and legal liabilities
- Emerging risks e.g. cyber

Jackie Schüpp, Barrett Corp Harrington
Insuring Historical and Listed Buildings
- Overview of reinstatement cost assessments, what they are and why they are needed
- Barrett Corp Harrington’s unique approach deals with the particular issues associated with RCAs of historic buildings
- Challenges that historical buildings represent

Evening format

5.00—5.30pm Tea or coffee with biscuits on arrival

5.30—7.00pm First session

7.00—7.30 Hot supper—with bar available

7.30—9.00pm Second session—bar available afterwards in hotel


£130 for anybody booking all 5 evenings prior to 25th August 2019

Price includes tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival and supper.

For late bookings please do not hesitate to contact us. We can accept a limited number of late bookings at short notice but need to confirm catering numbers a few days before each evening.

Any queries or questions to:

Shirley Hidderley or Jen Stock

Surveyors RECAP Ltd, c/o Hidderley’s Farm Bookkeeping, Yeld Bank Farm, Knightley, Staffordshire, ST20 0JU

Tel: 07976 797858