Event Details

BLG summer Conference & Soirée 2022

BLG Summer Conference & Soirée

Date and time:

Tue, 28 June 2022

09:00-19:00 BST


Regent’s Conferences & Events
Inner Circle

Ticket details: 

STANDARD price: £199 +VAT (until 13th June)

LAST CHANCE price: £270 +VAT (from 13th June)

4 for 3 Group Booking offer available– Contact matt@boldgroup.co.uk for details

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Event context

The role of a conveyancer, and the working environment in which they operate is rapidly evolving. The skills required for modern conveyancing are massively different to that of even ten years ago, let alone longer. There has never been a better time for conveyancers to get together to learn how things are likely to change, to keep up to date with the latest legislation and to understand which technologies can help perform their 21st century role well, with maximum efficiency and profit.

Event Overview

Join us for the BLG Summer Conference 2022, on Tuesday, June 28th in the stunning setting of Regent’s Park, where we’ll deliver a full day of keynote talks, panel discussions, breakout sessions and an exhibition. This is a day you cannot afford (or will want) to miss!

  • Network with fellow delegates and peers throughout the day. We’ll serve up fabulous food and drink during multiple breaks in our exhibition marquee, and York Lawns. In addition to our morning coffee and pastries, we’ll provide a fantastic BBQ lunch, as well as an extra special end of day Summer Soirée with summer drinks, canapes, and music.
  • Professional development- familiarise yourself with the latest issues and skills required for today’s conveyancer and hear from the leading names. (CPD available)
  • Stay informed and up to date with the latest legislation affecting conveyancers today, and tomorrow!
  • Source the latest and best technology service or solution to help drive efficiencies within your business

Event Goal

Conveyancers have been at the bottom of the food chain for far too long, and unless they make a stand, things will only get worse. BLG founder Rob Hailstone will let you know how he thinks matters could improve and will host a discussion with all delegates to make sure that when the day is over the way forward is not only clearer but brighter.

The headline sponsor for the event is LEAP, the cloud based legal practice productivity solution, allowing law firms and their teams to work from anywhere at any time.  

09:00 Registration & Coffee

09:30 Welcome and introduction

Conference chair, Rob Hailstone, CEO, Bold Legal Group

09:35 Keynote | What will changes to Upfront Material Information and Referral Fees mean to you?

Speaker: James Munro, Head of the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team, Powys County Council

10:15 Keynote | Leasehold issues – Lenders and climate change

Speaker: Robert Stevens, Head of Property Risk at Nationwide Building Society & Chair of the Home Buying and Selling Leasehold sub group

10:55  Networking Coffee & Exhibitor Showcase

11.20  PANEL | Managing risk; what is it really worth? (cyber security; electronic ID and the onboarding process; source of funds; PII)

Moderator: David Opie, Managing Director, Today’s Media

Panellists: Jack BidgoodManaging Director, Thirdfort; Tom Lyes, Head of Legal & Property, Armalytix; David Fleming, Chief Technology Officer, Mitigo; and Phil Edwards, Managing Director, Quality PI

12:20 Breakout Sessions (choose to attend one of the following concurrent sessions)

Session 1 –  Powering practice performance (Tuke Hall) –  Sponsored by LEAP

Speaker: Matt Crabtree, founder and Managing Partner at Positive Momentum Limited, presenting in collaboration with LEAP

Session 2 –  Environment and Climate Change: Where Next for Due Diligence? (Herringham Hall) –  Sponsored by Groundsure

Speakers: Dan Montagnani, CEO, Groundsure & Stephen Sykes, Environmental Lawyer, Capital Law

13:00 Networking BBQ Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase

13:50 KEYNOTE | How can technology help us support a world-leading property market?

Speaker: Mike Harlow, General Counsel, Deputy Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Land Registrar, HM Land Registry

14:30 PANEL | What are the latest PII claims affecting conveyancers and what can you do to reduce your risk?  

Panellists: Tim Barr, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson; Beth Caygill, Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson; Joel Harding, Associate Director, Howden Insurance Brokers

15:20  Breakout Sessions (choose to attend one of the following concurrent sessions)

Session 3 –  Embracing Digitalisation: the risks and opportunities presented by new technology – (Tuke Hall) –  Sponsored by Coadjute

Speakers: Simon Farthing, Commercial and Marketing Director, LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions & Dan Salmons, Chief Executive Officer, Coadjute

Session 4 – Working harder, faster, or smarter? How do law firms really benefit from technology? (Herringham Hall) – Sponsored by InfoTrack

Moderator: Sam Jordan, Chief Operating Officer, InfoTrack UK

Panellists: Steven van der Poll of Chapter Law;  Amy Church of Lucas & Wyllys LLP;  Avi Barr of BBS Law; Peter Carr of Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

16:00 Networking Coffee & Exhibitor Showcase

16:20 PANEL | Conveyancers and estate Agents, in sync at last!

Panellists: Rob Hailstone, CEO, Bold Legal Group; Iain McKenzie, CEO, The Guild of Property Professionals; and Paul Offley, Estate Agent Compliance Specialist

16:50 LAUNCH | Bold Legal Move

Speaker: Rob Hailstone, CEO, Bold Legal Group

16:55 Closing remarks

Conference chair, Rob Hailstone, CEO, Bold Legal Group

17:00 Networking Drinks Soirée 

19:00 Close

Regent’s Conferences & Events Inner Circle London NW1 4NS By public transport: Baker Street is the nearest tube station and is a 7 minute walk from the venue  

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