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11 June 20243 minute read

UK Real Estate Sector: Legal Update for in-house lawyers - Webinar

11 June 2024 | 8:30 – 9:30 BST

During the first session of our new UK Real Estate Sector webinar series for in-house lawyers, our sector experts gave a snapshot about the latest legal updates covering various practice areas all relevant for the real estate sector. Please see a summary of key discussion topics below.


Key topics of discussion:
  • Sam Szlezinger, a Partner in DLA Piper's competition team; provides an update on the Competition Act 1998, with particular focus on Chapter 1 and its impact and enforcement in the housebuilding sector.
  • Stuart Murdoch, a Partner in the regulatory, ESG and disputes team; discusses UK sustainability disclosure requirements (SDRs) and their impact on real estate fund managers' fundraising prospects.
  • Connor McEneaney, a Legal Director specialising in technology law; gives a whistlestop tour on the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) for clients with European Union presence.
  • Bethan Odey, a Legal Director in DLA Piper's employment law team; discusses recent UK legislative changes that employers should be aware of.
  • Gemma Grunewald, a Senior Associate in the London tax team; discusses the rise of different forms of holding structures for UK real estate, and some new regulation impacting landlords.
  • Tony Potts, a Legal Director in the firm's Manchester office; explores a case study on the UK sanctioned Aggregate restructuring plan and its potential benefits for real estate players.
  • Claire Turnbull, a Legal Director advising on construction issues; discusses changes under the Building Safety Act and JCT's 2024 updates.
  • Andrew Smith and Laura Moorcroft are a Partner and Legal Director respectively sitting in the firm's litigation team; discussing recent court decisions involving deposit payment timing and claims under SPA warranties.