Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3JP
Registration 10.00; Start 10.25; Close 17.10
5 Hours 30 Mins CPD
Within the property profession, compulsory purchase is recognised as one of the most complex areas of legislation and its practice is strewn with pitfalls for those not familiar with its nuances, and particularly in Scotland, its law is rooted in the 1845 Act.
Compulsory purchase is a major tool in land assembly and is used to deliver major and high profile projects in Scotland. However the system groans and frustrates promoters and causes despair and anger from claimants. It is in this back drop that the CPA Scotland poses the question, where is best practice and how do we achieve it? At the same time, reform is coming to Scotland. The Scottish Government committed in its recent Programme for Government to taking forward improvements to CPO in advance of legislation, with a particular focus on bringing vacant and derelict land back into use and facilitating the delivery of housing.
The Compulsory Purchase Association, with over 700 members, has a dedicated Scottish National Committee. CPA Scotland has been an important part in the reform agenda, working with the Scottish Law Commission to facilitate the review of Scottish CPO law and practice and dialog on what reform is appropriate.
Welcome and introduction
Land Assembly in action
A CPO in action - a Clyde Gateway case study
What can we learn from the reform process in England?
The Scottish Law Commission Report and Review
The CPO focus and strategy of the Scottish Government
Changes in Practice
The RICS Professional Statement
Driving up standards
Ensuring acquiring authorities and claimants are properly advised and represented
Proceedings in the Lands Tribunal for Scotland
The role of Compulsory Purchase in community empowerment
Barry Denyer-Green,Barrister, Falcon Chambers and author of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation (10thedition)
Caroline Drummond,Commissioner, Scottish Law Commission
Elaine Farquharson Black,Partner,Burness Paull
Neil Langhorn,Head of Compulsory Purchase Order Policy, Scottish Government
Odell Milne,Partner, Brodies LLP andChair, Compulsory Purchase Association Scotland
Andrew Oswald,Surveyor Member, Lands Tribunal for Scotland.
Keith Petrie,Chairman, RICS Scotland Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Forumand a member of the RICS UK Educational Standards Board.