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Training Events

HWC Searches understands that the conveyancing landscape is always changing, so we like to help keep you ahead of the curve by providing info-events that are geared towards tackling the most asked questions and improving your knowledge of available products. For information on what kind of training we offer, please click here.

We choose our topics based on client suggestion to ensure that our events are relevant and worthwhile.  If you have a topic that you would like to hear more on, please email Sara.

Please see below for upcoming events as well as a sample of the training we have provided to our clients in the past. You can also follow us on Eventbrite to be alerted to new events.

Upcoming Events

September 2020

Wednesday, 30th September 2020 at 11am.
360 Ground Due Diligence and Coastal Hazards with expert insight from Terrafirma.

In this webinar find out how Terrafirma create their market-leading Ground Report. In this 45-minute session, Geologist Tim Longden will cover:

  • An overview of man-made and natural ground hazards.
  • Case studies across the UK.
  • What is included in the Terrafirma Ground Report including clay-related subsidence and climate change modelling.
  • A detailed look at the latest Coastal Hazards update.
  • Answering any questions you may have.

For more information on this event or to register your place, please click here to see our Eventbrite listing.


Due to the recent lockdown and social distancing measures, we are waiting for an appropriate time to announce a date for our next physical seminar.

We cannot wait to see our clients again and hope this will be soon!

In the meantime, please let us know what webinars you would like to see. All suggestions are very welcome – please email Sara with your ideas.

Previous Events

This is a selection of our most recent events:

September 2020
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)

June 2020
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)

March 2020
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)

October 2019
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)

September 2019
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)

June 2019
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)

March 2019
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)

February 2019
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

January 2019
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)

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