The Conveyancing Climate Change Conference

The Conveyancing Climate Change Conference

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The Law Society, Common Room

113 Chancery Lane

London

WC2A 1PL

United Kingdom

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You are cordially invited to join Groundsure and a panel of industry experts at this essential new summit.

About this event

In this inaugural and exclusive event, hosted by Groundsure, hear from leading lawyers, policymakers and experts across the industry and gain practical guidance on how to advise your clients about the impacts of climate risks on residential and commercial property transactions.

Do you understand the impacts climate change will have on your clients’ land and buildings – and the implications for client care?

Climate change is already having significant impacts on how lenders, insurers and other stakeholders view risk through the transaction. Bank of England compliance and ESG considerations are now material factors in how clients should be advised as to how climate change could affect them – and the risk of law firms being sued for failing to alert clients.

Here is the agenda for the day:

08:30 - 09:00 - Registration with coffee & pastries

09:00 - 09:05 - Introduction

Andrew Crawshaw, Groundsure

09:05 - 09:50 - INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

09:05 - 09:30 - Keynote Speech

Roger Harrabin, Energy and Environment Analyst, BBC News

Reporting from the climate front line.

Climate risk: is the UK's policy response fit for purpose?

09:30 - 09:50 - The Science

Tyrone Dunbar, Manager, Urban Climate Services at the Met Office

A view of what the future could look like.

The geo-environmental impacts of climate change on UK land and buildings.

09:50 – 10:45 - FINANCE - WHAT LENDERS WANT REAL ESTATE LAWYERS TO DO ABOUT CLIMATE RISK & CLIMATE RISK REPORTS

09:50 – 10:05 - The view from UK Finance

Matthew Jupp, Principal, Mortgage Policy, UK Finance.

10:05 – 10:25 - The view from a lender

Robert Stevens, Head of Property Risk, Nationwide

10:25 - 10:45 - Why don’t valuations reflect the ESG requirements of clients?

Ben Elder, International Head of Valuations, RICS.

- COFFEE BREAK 10:45 TO 11:05 -

11:05 - 12:25 - THE LAW - CLIMATE CHANGE LIABILITIES - WHAT TO ADVISE - DUTY OF CARE - PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY RISKS FOR LAWYERS INVOLVED IN RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTION

11:05 - 11:25

Stephen Tromans QC, Barrister - Environmental Law, 39 Essex Chambers

Solicitors and the duty of care to alert clients re the geo-environmental impacts of climate change

11:25 – 11:45

Stephen Sykes, Environmental Lawyer, Consultant, Capital Law Limited

Climate change and homeowners: data, risks and liabilities.

11:45 – 12:05

Seb Charles, Aardvark Planning Law, Chair of the Law Society’s Planning and Environmental Law Committee

The Law Society’s position and guidance

12:05 – 12:25

Dan Montagnani, CEO, Groundsure

Climate risk reports – the role of environmental data providers

12:25 - 12:55 - Q&A

Roger Harrabin to chair a panel discussion of speakers and other invited panellists covering the key points from the sessions.

12:55 - 13:00 - SUMMARY AND CLOSE

13:00 - 14:00 - LUNCH AND NETWORKING

Who should attend:

This exclusive event is for property lawyers and licensed conveyancers only. It is open to Senior Partners, Heads of Department, Partners, Senior Solicitors, Assistant Solicitors, Senior residential conveyancers, Commercial Real Estate Lawyers and PSLs/Knowledge Managers.

Book your free ticket today!

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