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10. Conveyancing Half-day Conference
Wednesday 13 June 2018
09:30am - 01:00pm
Val Clough, Derek Hand, Prof. George Gretton, Donald Reid and Frances Rooney
Seminar Details:

The 2012 Act, where are we now & what have we learned?

Topics within the conference will be as follows –

  • Plans and Consequences: Common issues and solutions when dealing with Level 3 Plans Reports

    (Val Clough)
  • Servitudes: some current practicalities

    (Donald Reid)
  • Applications: Getting it Right

    (Frances Rooney)
  • Advance notices: your starter for 35 plus three bonus questions

    (Prof. Geroge Gretton)


 Conference Speakers -

Val Clough (First Scottish)
Val Clough worked for Registers of Scotland for over 30 years, latterly as Director of Rectification and Indemnity. She also headed up the Keeper’s Legal Policy unit. Val joined First Scottish in 2011.

• Prof. George Gretton (University of Edinburgh)
George Gretton studied law as a second degree and then served an apprenticeship with an Edinburgh firm. He practised for a short period as an NQ before taking up a lectureship at Edinburgh University in 1981, where he remained. He became a professor in 1994. On reaching the age of 65 in 2016 he retired, at which point he was appointed Professor Emeritus. Between 2006 and 2011 he was on leave of absence from the university while working as one of the Scottish Law Commissioners. As such he is one of the people to blame for the 2012 Act. He now has 24-hour police protection.

• Donald Reid (Mitchells Roberton)
Donald Reid, is Chairman of Mitchells Roberton. He qualified as a solicitor in 1975. He has practised extensively, though not exclusively, in the field of conveyancing and property law, both residential and commercial. He tutored and lectured for 20 years at the University of Glasgow. He lectures widely and frequently to the legal profession on conveyancing and property-related topics and is frequently called upon to give opinions on the conveyancing aspects of disputes and litigations and to give expert evidence. He serves on the Property Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.

• Frances Rooney (Harper Macleod LLP)
Frances Rooney heads up the Land Registration team at Harper Macleod LLP and is one of Scotland's leading experts on Land Registration. Frances is a member of the LSS Property Law Committee and a member of a Working Party which in conjunction with the Law Society and the Property Standardisation Group (PSG) creates standardised residential conveyancing documentation. Currently Frances is writing the Conveyancing volume of the Stair Memorial Encyclopedia. She was Highly Commended in the Rising Star of the Year category at the 2016 Scottish Legal Awards.

Conference sponsors -


The Cashroom Cashroom
Client Communications client communications
First Scottish first scottish



 Booking fee: members £100; non-members £160; trainee/paralegal from member firm £30; trainee/paralegal from non-member firm £60

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