We are committed to providing our clients and guests all of the CPD training that they need. This can be webinars, but mostly at our very popular seminars.
Since the Covid pandemic we have successfully held 4/5 seminars per year. Subjects are as varied as Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Areas, Digital Onboarding, Soft Conveyancing Skills, Stamp Duty and Compliance, etc., etc. The topics are chosen from the feedback at the previous seminar.
Our seminars are always as much about the networking and enjoying the day as much as they are about learning. The HW “family” of clients has grown steadily over the years and it is so nice to see them all chatting and smiling. we also lay on some lovely food.
And it is all Free!
After our sell out events in 2023, we will shortly be announcing details of our first 2024 seminar in March.
March 2024 - details coming soon
This is a selection of our most recent events:
November 2023: A 3 speaker session on marketing for lawyers, biodiversity net gain and property logbooks.
June 2023: The planning experts from Irwin Mitchell shared some excellent expertise on development planning, Groundsure gave greater depth on climate change and minerals in searches.
March 2023: Amy Bell advised us on compliance, Neil Wood introduced us to Compass SDLT and Landmark explained how conveyancers can choose whether to have climate change data or not.
November 2022: We were delighted to welcome Ian Quayle to entertain and explain to our audience the values of “soft skills for conveyancers.”
September 2022: Lesley Wells was back to discuss Conservation Areas, ably backed up by Tom Thompson our expert on Trees in Conveyancing.
July 2022: we welcomed Minerva and Armalytix for news on digital onboarding, safe harbour and source of funds.
April 2022: Dominic from WPL gave us an insight into the new drainage regulations and off-mains wastewater treatment. We also welcomed back Lesley Wells for a session on Planning and Enforcement
January 2022: to open the year, Groundsure gave us the history of Environmental Reports and how they can, actually, speed up transaction times. we also had HM LandRegistry present on digital ID and electronic signatures.
Digital Onboarding: Helping to Speed Up Transactions. In this webinar, Sheryl Hodgson of Lawyer Checker discussed how you can combat some of the challenges you may be experiencing in relation to client onboarding and verification, and how technology can be used to speed up your transactions. To hear about changes in technology that are available to make your office thrive in a post-lockdown environment, make sure to listen to the recording of this webinar. Slides are available on request – 1 hour / 1 point (webinar)
Hampshire & Sussex: What potential concerns are there in this region? Groundsure expert Andrew Crawshaw takes a closer look at the three counties and looks at what potential risks and environmental concerns there are in the region – 1 hour / 1 point (webinar)
Alan of Environmental Drain Services Ltd, an expert in commercial and domestic drainage, shed light on the General Binding Rules: Septic Tanks, which came into force on 1st January 2020. We also listened to EHDC Compliance Manager Lesley Wells explain Nutrient Neutrality. Groundsure provided us with insight on local fracking and renewable energy concerns – 3 hours / 3 points (seminar)
For a ‘Development Special’ we have former developer Paul Addison and EHDC Compliance Manager Lesley Wells providing their views on development issues. Chris Green from CLS joins us to speak about indemnity insurance and answer any technical questions – 3 hours / 3 points (seminar)
Dani Orosa from Groundsure provided a fantastic webinar talking about planning and development, focusing on local trends and offering an in-depth view of Welborne Garden Village – 1 hour / 1 point (webinar)
Discussing the implications of S106 conditions and 2019 changes to the CIL Regulations with Louise Weaver, Lead S106 & CIL Officer for Havant Borough Council. We also heard from Emma Baddaley of Lawyer Checker, looking at the growing threat of cyber-crime and useful procedures and accreditations to help protect your firm – 3 hours / 3 points (seminar)
We heard from EHDC’s Senior Compliance Manager, Lesley Wells, as well as a local expert giving us a fascinating look at trees and their impact on properties. Andrew provided an industry update, including details of the CON29R review – 3 hours / 3 points (seminar)
Dani Orosa from Groundsure advising you on energy infrastructure and planning impacts – 1 hour/1 point (webinar)
Also in February, a packed morning seminar, with several speakers – 4 hours / 3 points (seminar):
- Transparency & Disclosure Regulations and how to comply with Amy Bell Chair of the Money- Laundering Task Force at the Law Society and Director at Teal Compliance.
- Top tips on winning new clients on the phone with Richard Mathias of Law Firm Services.
- What steps conveyancers should be taking to know their clients with Richard Carter of Law Society Money Laundering Committee.
- What customers think about your service with Insight 6.
- Update on Land Charges Digitisation and the new regime disclosing your requisition rates with Land Registry
Neil Wood of FCI presenting on what happens when an environmental report doesn’t PASS first time? – 1 hour/1 point (webinar)
Tim Longden of Terrafirma speaking about mining and natural ground hazards, the risks and how to protect your liability – 1 hour/1 point (webinar)