CPO Talking Heads: June
When: Thursday 23 June 2022
Location: Virtual Forum
Timings: Registration: 12.55, Start: 13.00; Close: 14.00
CPD Hours: 1 Hours
Price: Free for CPA Members (£30 + VAT for Non Members)
Resolving Land Compensation Disputes: Taking a Case to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and Alternative Options
When the acquiring authority and claimant fail to agree compensation, its usual to find yourself in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). But far too often, cases can be won or lost before you reach the hearing.
Following best practice procedures (including acting as an expert), fastidious record keeping, and conveying the key issues in the statement of case and presenting the Tribunal with only the relevant matters (and documents) that are to be resolved is just the start. Demonstrating effective engagement, and potentially attempting meaningful ADR is the next step.
But are you then ready for the full judicial process - disclosure, cross examination, winning and conceding points, behaviours expected of the expert, and that ignores the roller coaster of emotions participants must endure.
This event is for anyone who undertakes CPO work. Any of your current cases could result in you OR your files OR both you and your files being scrutinised in open court. There is nowhere to hide. Your best defence is to prepare for the worst from day one of accepting the instruction.
Colin Cottage BSc (Hons) MRICS RICS Registered Valuer, Ardent
Isabella Tafur, Francis Taylor Building
Raj Gupta BA (Hons) CPE, Town Legal LLP