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New CPO training courses announced

17 October 2018 | Category

We are delighted to be offering two training courses related to compulsory purchase orders. On 5th November in London we will be presenting Compulsory Purchase Orders: The basics and beyond which will give you practical guidance on how to make a successful CPO. On 6th November we will be running a new course Compulsory Purchase Orders: Compensation in which we will look at all the main elements of compensation payments and take you through a worked example, so that you can see how the assessment of compensation works in practice.

The two courses will take place over consecutive days at Friends House in London, near Euston Station, in November. Each will start at 10am (registration from 9.30am) and finish at about 4pm.

Compulsory Purchase Orders: The Basics and Beyond will take place on Monday 5th November 2018. As we go through the day, we will break down the different stages of the CPO process, incorporating the many recent changes to the law, and give you practical tips based on our extensive experience. We will discuss lots of real-life examples and show you how a CPO is made by talking you through a real case from start to successful conclusion. We will briefly look at the issue of compensation and explain how the different elements can be calculated. It is intended for anyone with an interest in CPOs from absolute beginners to those with some experience. For beginners, we will explain the issues simply and highlight areas that can be tricky. For more experienced practitioners, this is an excellent opportunity to hear how the recent changes in the law will affect you and your work.

Download the Compulsory Purchase Orders: The Basics and Beyond programme (Word Doc) >

On Tuesday 6th November 2018 we will hold a course looking at Compulsory Purchase Compensation, which is a new course that we have decided to run because we get so many questions about compensation. We will look at why compensation is paid, who can claim it and what the main heads of compensation are; how market value is assessed and the impact of development value on the assessment of compensation; betterment; severance and injurious affection; loss payments; disturbance; advance payments; and how disputes over valuations are dealt with. We will take you through a worked example, so that you can see how the assessment of compensation works in practice. Again, this is a course which should be of interest to those just starting out in this area and practitioners with some experience who would like to know more about the subject.

Download the Compulsory Purchase Compensation programme (Word Doc) >

The speakers for the day will be Jane Linley and Fiona Anthony, who are both solicitors with nplaw and also qualified teachers. They are experienced trainers in this area with excellent knowledge of the law. Jane is the Head of Planning and Environmental Law at nplaw and has many years of practical experience advising on CPOs, having made her first in 1979. Fiona is a senior lawyer in nplaw’s CPO team and, as well as holding a caseload, has worked on streamlining CPO processes within nplaw and updating these to take account of recent legislative changes. Both speak at CPO conferences throughout the country.

nplaw, the shared local authority legal service hosted by Norfolk County Council, has a strong reputation in the field of compulsory purchase and acts for councils across the breadth of England and Wales on CPO projects. These range from the compulsory acquisition of single empty houses to multi-plot regeneration orders. We have a dedicated team of lawyers who undertake CPOs and who can help other local authorities through the process.

Booking Details

Places on each course will cost £290 plus VAT per day or £450 plus VAT for both days, which includes refreshments, lunch and course materials. Each course is intended to stand alone, so it is possible to come to either or both days.

To book a place, please reply to this email or email and provide the name of your authority and details of the delegates (including names, job titles, email addresses and telephone numbers). Please also confirm whether you will need to supply a purchase order before an invoice is submitted.

Cancellation policy

Any cancellation must be notified by email to no later than 21 days before the course start date, otherwise you will be charged for the place. Alternatively, you may nominate a substitute for any booking.

Access and other requirements

Please let us know if you have any specific access, dietary or other requirements so that we may make your attendance at our course an enjoyable and comfortable experience.

Joining instructions

These will be issued about 10 days before the course date.