CPA SW Regional 2017 - Compulsory Purchase Association

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The CPA South-West Spring Seminar                       
Monday 15th May 2017

Compulsory Purchase - An effective tool for Local Authorities Brochure - SW Regional Event 15th May

CPA South-West members have joined forces to showcase the great range of knowledge, talent and expertise available in the region to advise on projects requiring land assembly. Our Spring Seminar will provide insights from leading practitioners into CPO and compensation issues, covering a range of developments. It will also provide the opportunity for you to network with professionals in the field of compulsory purchase across the South-West.


  • Keynote speech from Councillor Paul Smith, Bristol City Council's Cabinet Member for Housing, on how CPOs can be best used to unlock regional potential.
  • Six short presentations from our expert panel on different CPO projects from retail to local transport: success stories, pitfalls and best practice.
  • Informal Q&A with the panel on how CPOs can help deliver development.

Councillor Paul Smith, Keynote Speaker, Bristol City Council
Jonathan Bower, CPA South-West Convenor, Bond Dickinson
John Webster, Osborne Clarke
Bruce Fowler, Bruton Knowles
Gary Soloman, Burges Salmon

As well as the panel, many other CPA Members working for a variety of professional organisations specialising in compulsory purchase will be attending and participating in the discussion.


This is a networking and CPD event for those interested in CPO matters


Monday 15th May 2017


Registration 17.00;  Start 17.30; Drinks Reception 18.30; Finish 19.30

Venue - map

Osborne Clarke, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, BS1 6EG
(Five minutes' walk from Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station)


A drinks reception will follow the CPD event.


Business Suits


Free of Charge To Attend

Thanks to Osborne Clarke for kindly offering to host the event.

The CPA is an organisation created to bring together and channel the wealth of expertise in the subject of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation,  to promote this  important area  of work and to foster a basis for best practice. In doing so it not only provides a sounding board for change in this sphere but makes comment and provides recommendations relating to relevant Law Commission, government department and other Reports and existing /proposed Legislation. As an important adjunct it promotes training  initiatives  together  with  opportunities  for  those  in  CPO  professions  to  network  and  share experience  and  knowledge.  It is a fully independent and self funded organisation.

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