‘Supercharged’ IRPM Annual Seminar at QEII Westminster - 13th June 2019

The biggest changes to residential property management in a generation are soon upon us. New laws, new codes, new qualifications, new regulation, new best practice and more…

How will all this work out for you? What will that mean for your business, your team, your career, your customers? Who will have to be qualified, and to what level? Which sectors will be regulated? How will you be regulated? Will life be better or worse? Are we witnessing, finally, the ascendency of property professionals and professionalism?

If ever there was a year to come to the biggest event of its kind in the block and build-to-rent management sectors, it is this year! Five years from now, we will look back in wonder at the seismic changes which are just starting to crystallise.


The IRPM Annual Seminar has always been a legendarily friendly and positive event. The perfect opportunity to hear the latest legal, policy and best practice updates, meet with industry specialists at the exhibition and catch up with your peers and colleagues.  For 2019, that tradition is supercharged with the sector’s leading lights (Dame Judith Hackitt, Lord Best, Mark Prisk MP, Prof Nick Hopkins of the Law Commission, Roger Hardwick and Bukola Obadun-Craigs of Brethertons, MIND the mental health charity and many more) giving genuine thought leadership, relevant in-depth insight and practical guidance for property management professionals. Plus, IRPM’s biggest ever exhibition for specialists and suppliers to help your business.

Brethertons’ Partner and renowned residential leasehold expert, Roger Hardwick and Senior Associate Bukola Obadun-Craigs will deliver the always anticipated ‘Legal Update’ at the seminar to provide delegates with a comprehensive insight into the key legislative changes that have occurred in the past 12 months, as well as a summary of the ‘Top 10 Legal Cases all Property Managers Should Know’ and understand as part of their day to day duties.

About Roger Hardwick

Roger is a regular speaker on residential leasehold property law in the industry, due to his vast experience and technical expertise. He is frequently involved in proceedings before the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), acting primarily for landlords and managing agents in connection with service charge disputes, applications to vary leases and applications to appoint a manager. Roger was named ERMA’s Solicitor of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and Regional Professional of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Roger has attended five advisory groups with the Law Commission to discuss their proposals to reform leasehold enfranchisement and the right to manage, respectively, prior to the issue of their consultation papers on both topics. Roger is also listed in the enfranchisement consultation paper as a member of the advisory group.

About Bukola Obadun-Craigs

Bukola is a Senior Associate specialising in property management litigation. She has practiced in the field for over 12 years and advises on all aspects of housing law including housing management and leasehold management. Her specialisms include litigation, as well as appearances before the First Tier Tribunal, non-contentious advice on housing policy and regulatory compliance. Bukola is recognised in the Legal 500 2017 in respect of the wide range of areas she practices, under the umbrella of housing management litigation.

IRPM’s seminar is not just for the big-hitting bosses but for everyone, from leaders to learners, SMES to corporates. Everyone learns something new and valuable. More and more firms are bringing their teams along, not just for those essential updates and contacts, but to hear first-hand from the people driving change where the sector is going and to soak up the culture change that will forge tomorrow’s successful businesses.

New for 2019, is the introduction of ‘Consultation Bubbles’, which give delegates the opportunity to get free professional advice from leading industry experts and properly interrogate potential suppliers who could help your business. Experts from a wide variety of specialisms will be available to you throughout the day. Guarantee your slot and book your consultation now! Choose who you would like to see and click their link.

Brethertons’ Consultation Bubble will cover the full spectrum of residential leasehold issues from service charge recovery and disputes, applications to appoint a manager, applications to vary leases, ground rent sales and purchases to lease compliance as well as dispute resolution, company commercial and employment law. Places are limited on the day. In order to avoid disappointment, Brethertons are urging delegates to book early and secure their slots with its leading specialists in the industry. The process is simple and free and can be done via the IRPM website.

Alison McCormack, Brethertons Director of Legal Services (Property), said: “We are absolutely thrilled and very proud to be the Platinum sponsor for the IRPM Annual Seminar 2019. It’s an exciting time for us and the industry alike. We house an incredible team of highly experienced lawyers, who are directly involved in advising and influencing reform within a number of boards and working parties, including the Law Commission on its eagerly awaited consultation paper on reform of the Right To Manage (RTM). We look forward to an informative day, where we are excited to catch up with existing customers. We are also looking forward to making new contacts by sharing our expertise and views from within the sector.”

Please note in order to book your free consultation you must be a Seminar delegate, so you will need to register first. You can book your place here. Tickets are selling fast, so book your place now!

As part of Brethertons contribution to this leading event they are creating a number of authoritative thought leadership whitepapers for landlords, management companies, RTM companies and managing agents. To ensure you receive your free copies, subscribe to their mailing list by emailing: theknowledgehub@brethertons.co.uk.


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