To give you an idea of the types of events and seminars we hold, please browse our past events below:

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Housing Seminar: The National Planning Policy Framework – What difference will it make in practice?

What does the National Planning Policy Framework mean for developers and what action do you need to take to maximize your chances of gaining permission?

Thu 19 Jul 2012 08.30 - 10.00

Housing Seminar: Anti-Social Behaviour – How to successfully manage problem tenants

The session will see Jennifer Oscroft from Cornerstone Barristers talk about how to maximise your chances of successfully obtaining injunctions and possession orders in difficult tenant cases.

Thu 05 Jul 2012 16.00 - 17.30

Fuelling Ambition - The Political Perspective: Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna, Shadow Minister, is a strong advocate of SMEs, describing them as “the lifeblood of our economy”. He will share his perspectives on current opportunities and challenges, drivers for growth and sustainable development, touching on financing, incentives, tax, regulation and international markets.

Tue 03 Jul 2012 8.30-10.00am

Joint Local Authority Seminar - Winckworth Sherwood & 11KBW

Our next joint seminar with 11KBW, the fifth installment to date, will cover a number of topics in relation to local authorities.

Thu 28 Jun 2012 9.30am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking - 5:00pm Finish

Education Seminar: Admissions and Exclusions

A school converting to academy may for the first time be its own admissions authority. This seminar will explore what this means and how a school might manage its admissions appeals and develop an admissions policy in light of an evolving Admissions Code.

Thu 21 Jun 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Housing Seminar: Partnerships with the Public Sector – Avoiding the pitfalls

We highlight some of the legal pitfalls and key commercial issues associated with bidding for projects run by, and partnering with central and local government.

Thu 31 May 2012 08.30 - 10.00

Education Seminar: Data Protection and FOI

What are a school's obligations in relation to data protection and freedom of information requests? This seminar will answer this question and explore best practice.

Thu 10 May 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Seminar: Impact of the Mayor’s Community Infrastructure Levy

The Mayor's Community Infrastructure Levy is in force. And most of the Boroughs are also preparing to introduce their own CIL charges.

Thu 03 May 2012 08.30 - 10.00

National Planning Policy - Half-day briefing

The National Planning Policy Framework has torn up vast amounts of planning guidance and reduced it to fifty pages.

Wed 02 May 2012 2.00 - 5.00pm

National Planning Policy breakfast briefing

What does the National Planning Policy Framework mean for developers and what action do you need to take to maximize your chances of gaining permission?

Fri 20 Apr 2012 8.30 - 10.30am

Housing Seminar: Frames of Mind - Challenging The Way We Look At Things

A joint event between Winckworth Sherwood and Salmagundi Films exploring innovative ways of working with often marginalised groups of people.

Thu 29 Mar 2012 16.00 - 17.30 followed by drinks and networking

Education Seminar: Employment Law Update

This seminar will explain recent developments in employment law and the impact for schools.

Thu 15 Mar 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Housing Seminar: Successfully resolving defects in new build construction

Many of our clients are discovering an increasing level of latent defects, partly arising from construction during the boom years of 2003 to 2007.

Thu 01 Mar 2012 8.15 Registration, 8.30 Start, 10.00 coffee and networking

Education Seminar: Outsourcing and Contract Procurement

Schools and academies are "contracting authorities" for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations and therefore must comply with the onerous obligations set out in the legislation. The seminar will look at what these obligations are and when the Regulations apply.

Tue 28 Feb 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Education Seminar: Traded Services

The focus on schools and academies rather than on LAs is resulting in a growing interest in schools setting up traded services companies as a way to generate additional income and get maximum use out of resources...

Thu 26 Jan 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Seminar: Changes to the Licensing Laws

Yes, it's official. The Licensing Act 2003 is to be amended and we want to tell you all about it.

Thu 15 Dec 2011 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Education Seminar: DfE Capital Strategy

As the DFE's capital strategy emerges, this seminar will look at policy objectives and funding criteria. We will explore what is needed for an effective estate management strategy and the use of capital reserves.

Tue 29 Nov 2011 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Seminar: Alternative sources of funding following the new affordable rent regime

The funding landscape facing Registered Providers has changed significantly in the last couple of years. This seminar looks at the impact of the affordable rent regime and examines some of the concerns voiced by traditional lenders to the sector and how they are approaching the new regime and then considers some of the alternative funding arrangements which are available.

Wed 23 Nov 2011 15.00 - 16.00

Seminar: Winckworth Sherwood & 11 KBW Full Day Seminar

Join us to discuss the issues affecting Local Authorities during a period of unprecedented change.

Thu 17 Nov 2011 09.30 - 17.30

Seminar: REITS following the latest legislation

A REIT structure has long been the holy grail for investment in the private rental sector. Following completion of the consultation with HM Treasury in July, new REIT legislation is expected to be released in early December and could commence as early as April next year. This seminar will look at the confirmed and hoped for changes, the pros and cons and focus on the practical opportunities for housing associations, developers, builders and institutional investors in the housing sector.

Wed 09 Nov 2011 15.00 - 16.00

Seminar: Multi-Academy Groups

There has been a huge growth and interest in multi academy structures over the last year as schools become more familiar and comfortable with the implications of being an academy. The DFE is keen to encourage schools to work collaboratively and may even force the use of a multi academy trust to address performance concerns.

Thu 03 Nov 2011 Time: 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Funding the future of social housing - breakfast roundtable

Richard Blakeway, the leading advisor for Housing to the Mayor of London, will be hosting a round table on funding options for housing associations and registered providers. >>

Wed 02 Nov 2011 9-10:30am

Seminar: The Bribery Act

The Bribery Act 2010 ushered in a modern, strengthened anti-bribery regime. Importantly, the Act requires organisations to take positive steps to avoid falling foul of the new regime. This seminar will focus on how housing associations can recognise and avoid risks of bribery across their activities.

Wed 26 Oct 2011 15.00 - 16.00

Seminar: The responsibilities of the Company Secretary

For new academies the Company Secretary serves an important legal function that will be unfamiliar. This seminar will explain relevant company law and explore the Company Secretary's responsibilities in relation to record keeping, filing, annual returns, directors' duties, trading disclosures and voting formalities.

Thu 13 Oct 2011 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Seminar: Public Procurement Law for Housing Associations

This seminar offers an introduction to the EU Procurement regime and its application to the social housing sector. It will cover why the regime applies to housing associations, an overview of the regime, and some common points to look out for.

Wed 12 Oct 2011 15.00 - 16.00

Seminar: Construction Law Update

After much consultation and debate all construction contracts entered into after 1st October will be subject to a new regime for the adjudication, payment and suspension provisions brought about by the Part 8 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. This seminar will review the legislative and practical changes in construction practice, also examining some new clauses and key amendments being introduced in the JCT design and build contract 2011.

Wed 28 Sep 2011 15.00 - 16.00

RESI Conference 14-16 September 2011

A group of our specialist residential housing team will be attending the RESI conference this year to showcase and promote our full-service, specialist offering to residential developers and housebuilders. >>

Wed 14 Sep 2011

Winckworth Sherwood & 11 KBW - Local Authority Lawyers' Seminar

We are organising a seminar, jointly with 11 KBW, on Tuesday 5th July 2011 from 9.30am until 4.20pm here at Minerva House. This full-day seminar highlights a range of current legislative and practical issues for local authority lawyers.

Tue 05 Jul 2011 9.30am - 4.20pm

The new REIT – is this the PRS Holy Grail?

Winckworth Sherwood is organizing a seminar on Wednesday 18th May 2011 as a part of the HM Treasury's consultation on the REIT regime at which our keynote speaker will be Kate Barker CBE

Wed 18 May 2011 12 noon

Seminar: Outsourcing and contract Procurement

Schools and academies are "contracting authorities" for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations and therefore must comply with the onerous obligations set out in the legislation. The seminar will look at what these obligations are and when the Regulations apply.

Mon 28 Feb 2011 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

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