This conference is running at the reduced rate of £275 + VAT.

The following prices are available for multiple bookings from the same firm:

2 delegates £475 + VAT

3 delegates £550 + VAT

4 delegates £600 + VAT

5 delegates £650 + VAT


Residential Property
Section 75A
Land Pooling
Market Value Rules
Shared Ownership Leases
Avoiding Elephant Traps
SDLT Problems
HMRC Guidance post Hannover
Development Deals


Sean Randall – Blick Rothenberg


Heather Corben – Forsters LLP
Paul Clark – Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Jo Joyce – KPMG
Toby Price – Deloitte
David Saleh – Clifford Chance
John Shallcross – Blake Morgan
Michael Thomas – Pump Court


Please note that the following programme will stay the same but the timetable is subject to change to allow for a shorter day. We found that worked will with our last online conference.


9.00 – 9.10  Chairman’s Introduction

Sean Randall, Blick Rotheberg

9.10 – 9.55  Common Issues with Commercial Property

– Interaction with VAT
– When does possession trigger the SDLT tax point?
– Overages
– Sale and leasebacks
Heather Corben, Forsters

9.55 – 10.40  Update on Case Law and Anti-Avoidance Rules

– Impact of recent cases and HMRC’s revised guidance on section 75A?
– When does this mean for benign planning?
– Professional negligence and SDLT
– Case law and litigation update
Michael Thomas, Pump Court Tax Chambers

10.40 – 10.50 Break

10.50 – 11.35  Residential Property Value

– HMRC’s new guidance on ‘garden and grounds’ and ‘dwelling’
– What are the claims companies saying?
– What are the grey areas?
– What are the Spring Budget changes?
John Shallcross, Blake Morgan & Paul Clark, Cripps Pemberton Greenish

11.35 – 12.20  Shared Ownership Leases

– What are shared ownership leases?
– What are the SDLT reliefs and when do they apply?
– What’s the relevance of 17 March 2004?
– Interaction with the 3% surcharge?
Jo Joyce, KPMG

12.20 – 13.05  Lunch

13.05 – 13.50  Twenty Elephant Traps and How to Avoid Them

– Fixed income entitlement for General partners
– Withdrawals from partnerships
– Nominees and leases
– Bad hive ups from partnerships
– And 16 more…
Sean Randall, Blick Rothenberg & Michael Thomas, Pump Court Tax Chambers

13.50 – 14.35  SDLT Problems in the In-Tray

– More aggressive denials of SDLT group relief – Sch 7, para 2(4A0 FA 2003
– The Prudential concession in practice
– Issues with intra-group transfers where group relief does not apply
David Saleh, Clifford Chance

14.35 – 14.45  Break

14.45 – 15.30  Is it Safe to Rely on HMRC Guidance Post Hannover

– Is HMRC’s guidance binding?
– How to enforce it?
– Where are the nuggets in the SDLT Manual?
– Practical tips
Sean Randall, Blick Rothenberg

15.30 – 16.15  Development Deals

– Are collaboration arrangements taxable?
– Contracts vs options for site assembly
– What is the right JV vehicle?
– Partition of land following achieement of planning permissions
Toby Price, Deloitte

16.15 – 16.20 Chairman’s Summation

Conference Closes


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