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Conveyancing Association reveals conference agenda

Consolidation and industry challenges are among the key themes to be tackled at The Conveyancing Association’s (CA) annual conference next month after the agenda was revealed.

The event is being held on 7 February at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in the heart of the City of London, overlooked by St Paul’s Cathedral.

Under the title, ‘Change is Coming’, the 2023 Conference will be introduced by CA non-executive chair Nicky Heathcote and conference chair Eddie Goldsmith before keynote speaker professor Richard Susskind OBE reviews what has been happening in the legal profession.


Susskind specialises in the impact of IT on the law, is an independent adviser to major professional firms and national governments, as well as being an author of multiple books on the future of legal services.
The rest of the conference will be made up of a series of panel debates covering:
•    What regulatory issues are coming down the track? As digitisation of conveyancing picks up momentum and we approach an end-to-end conveyancing process, what issues do regulators believe the industry will be facing in the future?
•    Consolidation within the conveyancing industry. A number of consolidator representatives will discuss what attracted them to the conveyancing industry and how they see the corporate future shaping up?
•    How are lenders gearing up for digital conveyancing? What are lenders doing to facilitate the end-to-end conveyancing process? What plans do they have to embrace digital technology to work with conveyancers?
•    What does a future conveyance look like? Innovators in the industry will discuss what role conveyancers will play in the future and how that will impact on the industry?
•    2025-2030 – where are we up to? How will the conveyancing industry fare in the coming years? What is slowing the sector down? What will speed it up? What’s coming down the line and the obstacles to overcome?

During the day there will also be a presentation from Nick Chadbourne, chief executive of conference headline sponsors LMS.

Confirmed panellists for the day include: David Grossman (chief executive of Simplify), Paul Saunders (managing director of Legal Eye), James Bawa (former chief executive of JN Bank UK and Teachers Building Society), Rob Hosier (executive director of inCase), Martin Macduff (founder of Redbrick Solutions), Margie McCrone (head of strategy and policy at the Legal Services Board), Simon David (chief executive of Thomas Legal) and Sheila Kumar (chief executive of the CLC).

Delegates will also be invited to a drinks reception after the conference and a charity dinner in aid of The Children’s Society.

Heathcote said: “We are now just a few weeks away from our 2023 Annual Conference and we have finalised all our sessions for the day. It is a full agenda consisting of keynote speeches and panel debates, all with ample opportunity for our delegates to take part in the sessions.

“The overriding theme is to look ahead to what is coming over the horizon and to provide a roadmap for conveyancing firms with regards to how best they can prepare for the inevitable change and how they can thrive in the future.”

Register to attend by visiting: www.conveyancingassociation.org.uk/register-to-attend/


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