“What Meyric Lewis doesn’t know about planning law isn’t worth knowing”.
Meyric Lewis will comment on the current compulsory purchase system and its perceived objectives, the recent statutory reforms and the ways in which it could be further improved. His recent activities on behalf of the Compulsory Purchase Association include drafting the consultation responses on HS2, the proposed pre-reference protocol for compulsory purchase compensation claims and chairing the CPA sub-committee on CPO law reform. He was Chair of the CPA in 2014-16.
Lance Forman wrote a book following his experience of the compulsory purchase of his business premises during the preparations for the London Olympic Games. He concluded that compensation based on the ‘no-scheme world’ assumption is fundamentally flawed for businesses that want to relocate. He will describe these and his concerns about other aspects of the CPO process and why this led him to write about his experience. Lance will be signing copies of his book following the event!
This event is being hosted by Vero Consulting Limited. The firm was founded in May 2016 to continue the professional work conducted by my experienced team from Moore Stephens LLP. It now provides expert and authoritative analysis and opinion on the financial, economic, and accounting aspects of compensation claims following the compulsory purchase of businesses, whether they are being conducted through negotiation, litigation, mediation, arbitration or some form of alternative dispute resolution from its offices adjacent to the Inn at Temple. The team has been instructed on claims arising from major infrastructure projects such as the 2012 Olympics, Crossrail and Thameslink, as well as numerous town centre and regeneration schemes.
16 April 2018