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

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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

Big Society: Big idea? The impact of the Localism Bill on planning

The Localism Bill has now been published. Planning reform is a key component of the Government's "Big Society" initiative. Localism – the idea of decentralising power – is the new agenda. Our conference considers the Bill in the broader context of the Big Society. After an overview by our keynote speaker, CLG Minister Bob Neill, the conference will explore a number of specific issues including the abolition of regional spatial strategies and the introduction of a tax increment financing mechanism. The Bill's impact on major infrastructure projects will be explored along with an analysis of what the IPC has been up to. The conference will conclude with a debate on planning and the Big Society, in which you can share your views with MPs with sharply differing perspectives – a fun and informative way to end the day.

Wed 19 Jan 2011 9.45am - 4.30pm

Ports, Harbours and Seaside Towns - Leveraging Value

Winckworth Sherwood is hosting this all day conference which will provide delegates with practical suggestions and advice about how stakeholders can lever value from property and other assets situated within or next to ports, harbours and seaside towns.

Thu 09 Dec 2010 9.30am - 5.00pm

Equality Act Employment Workshops by Winckworth Sherwood - Autumn 2010

Winckworth Sherwood's Employment Department is pleased to announce the latest in its series of interactive workshops on The Equality Act 2010. The first of this series of workshops was held on Wednesday 10 November 2010, with another three being held on Thursday 18 November 2010, Monday 22 November 2010 and Wednesday 1 December 2010.

Wed 01 Dec 2010 3.30pm - 6.00pm

New Local Government Legislation

We are organising our second seminar jointly with 11 KBW on 23 November 2010, from 9.30am to 4.20pm here at Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London SE1 9BB. The event will explore both current topical issues and related new legislation.

Tue 23 Nov 2010 9.30am - 4.20pm

New Academies - A conference focusing on the lessons learnt from the first convertors by Winckworth Sherwood

We are proud to have been able to support 5 schools who became new academies on 1st September. We also acted for the first multi academy trust to be established under the Academies Act 2010. The experience has been a challenging one for schools and the Department of Education.

Fri 01 Oct 2010 2.00pm - 5.00pm

A Seminar at Winckworth Sherwood in association with Allied Irish Bank (GB)

Richard Tinham, Partner of Winckworth Sherwood, and Bill Toomey, Executive - Corporate Banking South for Allied Irish Bank (GB), are pleased to announce the rescheduling of the presentation by Oliver Mangan, Chief Bond Economist for AIB Global Treasury.

Thu 16 Sep 2010 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Academies Workshop by Winckworth Sherwood

With the Academies Act 2010 having now received Royal Assent, we expect to see a dramatic increase in the number of maintained schools considering becoming Academies. Schools classed as 'outstanding' following an Ofsted inspection are pre-approved to gain Academy status, but the policy objective is to see all schools converting at some point.

Tue 14 Sep 2010 10.00am - 1.00pm

Planning: Post Election Seminar

Prior to the election, the Conservative Party issued their Open Source Planning Green Paper setting out their proposals to re-shape a "broken" planning system. This paper put forward a number of radical reforms which met with mixed viewed. More recently the Government issued its Coalition Programme setting out "sweeping" reforms to create a Big Society. This seminar will explore the policies and bills being put forward by the new partnership government and the impact they will have on planning in the UK.

Thu 08 Jul 2010 3.30pm - 6.00pm

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