Landlord Law (Virtual) Conference 2020

Under the threat of Coronavirus, most Conferences are closing or re-scheduling.
But not Landlord Law Conference!

You still need to know, understand and keep up to date with the law, and we will not let you down.

Needing to self isolate? Not a problem! Watch the Landlord Law Virtual Conference from the comfort of your own home ...

Landlord Law Conference is now a two day virtual event with more speakers and presentations for the same price. Find out more below or

Conference will take place on 12th & 13th May 2020​


About Landlord Law Conference

Landlord Law is an annual event for landlords, letting agents, housing advisers & lawyers, and anyone working in the Private Rented Sector. 

Normally it is a traditional ‘face to face’ event which for 2020 we had planned to run at Dunston Hall just outside Norwich.

However, the Coronavirus has come upon us all like a thunderclap changing  everything we do.  But laws still apply and landlords, letting agents and their advisers still need to know what they are.

The Landlord Law Conference is an important training event – and we do not want to let people down.  Which is why we took the decision to take our conference online rather than just cancel it. 

Although you won’t get the networking benefits that most delegates enjoy so much with the ‘normal’ conference – you will still get a huge amount of value from the training.  And  5 hours CPD if you need it.

This is our eighth annual Landlord Law Conference – but the first one we have run online!

Question time

Help for the Homeless:

Many people will suffer as a result of the corona virus emergency.

In view of this we will be donating 20% of all ticket sales during April and May 2020 to Crisis UK

Comments from delegates at Conference 2019

“The content was varied, targeted to the audience but also concise. A fantastic range of speakers from difference parts of the industry.

A very useful ‘low down’ on the ever-increasing legislative changes!”


“Your speakers are experts.

It is like having a free counsels’ opinion – thank you.”


“Really useful information, well presented in manageable slices.

Highly recommended.”


Our Speakers

Tessa Shepperson
Landlord Law Services

Tessa is a specialist landlord & tenant lawyer and the Managing Director of Landlord Law Services Ltd.  She is a well known writer and speaker.

David Smith

David is the outgoing Director of Policy at the RLA and involved in lobbying government on behalf of landlords.

Justin Bates
Barrister, Landmark Chambers

Justin has appeared in many landmark housing law cases including the forthcoming right to rent challenge and the Trecarrel House case on section 21.

David Cox
David Cox
CEO Arla Propertymark

David is frequently consulted by government on legal developments and has given evidence to Parliament

Ben Beadle

Ben is the new Chief Executive at the National Residential Landlords Association.

Paul Shamplina
Paul Shamplina
Hamilton Fraser, Brand Ambassador

Well known as the founder of Landlord Action, Paul appears regularly on TV in Channel 5’s hit series ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’

Suzy Hershman
Suzy Hershman
My Deposits, Head of Dispute Resolution

Suzy heads up the team at My Deposits and is a regular speaker and trainer.

Sam Madge Wyld
Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

Sam is well known as a specialist landlord and tenant barrister and as a legal writer co-authoring many standard texts.

Brooke Lyne
Brooke Lyne
Barrister, Landmark Chambers

Brooke is a respected property barrister and author, as well as an experienced trainer.

Robert Brown
Barrister, Selborne Chambers

Robert is a specialist landlord and tenant barrister and also sits as a Deputy District Judge.

Robin Stewart
Robin Stewart
Solicitor, Anthony Gold

Robin is a senior associate solicitor at Legal 500 firm Anthony Gold in South London

Kelly Grier
Kelly Greer
Research Director, ACE Research,

Kelly is the Research Director, ACE Research, the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE)

Conference Program

Talks are 45 minutes long - the speakers will talk for approx. 30 minutes with the final 15 minutes reserved for YOUR questions!
We also have some shorter presentations from our sponsors over the lunch time period.
All talks will be recorded so you can watch them later if you miss the live broadcast.

Day 2 - Wednesday 13th May

Note: all new legislation and case law will be covered - if necessary the program will be amended to include any new issues which might arise. So far as Coronavirus is concerned, all speakers will be considering its impact on their talk subject matter as part of their presentation.

Bonus item – webinar on the new Electricity Regulations

As you will see we do not have a talk specifically on the new Electricity Regulations in our program (although this will be included in David Smiths ‘Year in Review’ talks).  However we will be having a training webinar for Landlord Law members on this with Independent Housing Expert Dave Princep on 23 April.  

As an extra bonus for paid up Conference Delegates, you will be given access to the webinar, should you wish to attend and the recording will then be available for you on the Delegates Information page.

Paid up delegates will be sent a registration link for the webinar as soon as it is available.

Conference Sponsors

The Conference Lead Sponsors are Hamilton Fraser Insurance – who also own My Deposits, The Property Redress Scheme, Landlord Action, and LandlordZONE.

Some of our sponsors will have a presentation which will be part of the Conference event – if you have any questions for sponsors you can either ask this in the chat on their presentation page or contact them direct – full contact details will be provided.

My Deposits
Landlord Law

If YOUR company is interested in being one of our Sponsors please click to email us

About the Online Event

A quick look at what will happen and how it will work

For our online ‘virtual conference’ we are using some special ‘online summit software’ called HeySummit. 

At the time of writing this, we are still setting this up, so all payments will be made via our normal online ‘shop’.  Everyone who books a place will then be imported into the online event nearer the time.

You will be able to watch as many or as few of the live presentations as you like.  All of the live presentations will be recorded so missing them will not be a big problem – as you will be able to watch them later as a ‘replay’.   The replays and the Conference site will remain online for all delegates to view until Friday 14 August.

You will also be able to put questions and have discussions with other delegates  in the discussion areas below the presentation videos.   

After the Conference is over we will draft up the CPD questions and put them online for those of you who need CPD.


What you get:

  • Access to Landlord Law Conference online website, where (at the appropriate times) you will be able to view:
  • 12 half hour talks from experts (mostly barristers and solicitors) followed by a 15 minutes question time for each talk
  • Two 1  hour Q&A sessions with speakers at the end of each day, and
  • A number of 30 minute information presentations from our sponsors, plus
  • Detailed notes from our speakers in the Conference Handbook – this will be in pdf format and will be available for you to download 
  • 5 hours CPD by multiple choice questionnaire – your CPD certificate can be downloaded once you get 60% answers correct (this will only be available after the Conference is over)
  • Online access to all talks for three months after the conference ends
  • Information mailings about the Conference

The Conference fee is £240 (£200 + VAT) per person

Payment should be made online (by credit / debit card or PayPal) via our shopping cart.  


The following discounts will be applied automatically when booking online:

  • Landlord Law Business Level Members – 20%
  • Landlord Law Basic Level Members – 10%

Landlord Law members will also be able to offset their Landlord Law points balance.

Use the coupon code conf20 to claim the following discount:

  • Bookings for 5 or more full price delegates (or a minimum spend of £1,000 ex VAT) – 20%

Note – Discounts are only available when booking and paying online.  Landlord Law members MUST be logged in to get their discounts.

How to book your place:

  • Click on one of the buy buttons on this page – this will take you to our shopping cart ‘basket’
  • If you are booking for more than one person, adjust the number in the ‘quantity’ box and click the grey ‘update basket’ button
  • If you are entitled to a discount this will be automatically applied
  • If you are a Landlord Law members with a points balance, you will also be able to offset your points (if you have problems doing this – email us and we will do a manual refund for your points value)
  • If appropriate (eg if you are booking for 5 or more delegates) add the relevant coupon code to the coupons field
  • Then click the ‘proceed to checkout’ button
  • You can pay via card (which can be credit or debit card) or pay pal
  • Once you have paid you will automatically be sent a VAT receipt by our system.
  • We will be in touch shortly afterwards with further details about the conference

NB Terms & conditions apply (the page will open in a new tab or window).


If you are a charity or 'not for profit' organisation or are suffering financial hardship - get in touch. Discounts are available


Some Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why have you switched from a live event to a virtual online  event?

A: With the coronavirus emergency live events are clearly not going to be possible in mid May 2020.  Even if we defer the Conference to the autumn we could still be in lockdown at that time.

Many people rely on Landlord Law Conference to keep them up to date with the law and we did not want to let them down.  The Conference will also be a convenient way for anyone (including people who are ‘self isolating’) to get up to date with the law and experience an enjoyable (albeit virtual) event.

Q: In this time of crisis why are you not making this a free event?

A: We are a small business and could not afford to run this event on that basis.  We have staff and suppliers to pay  and need the income from the conference.  However we are willing to give discounts where appropriate.

Q: Do you give discounts to charities and ‘not for profit’ organisations?

A: Yes, please contact us if this applies to you.  

Q: Is there CPD?

A: Yes, you can claim 5 hours CPD – most organisations such as ARLA, the NLA and the SRA will accept attendance at our events against your CPD.  CPD will be earned by completing a multiple choice questionnaire and certificates can be downloaded if you answer 60% or more questions correctly.

Q: What are my cancellation rights?

A; You can cancel within 14 days of booking without penalty and receive a full refund. Subject to any statutory rights you may have, requests for cancellation and refunds made outside of this period will be given at our discretion and will normally be subject to an administration fee of not less than £15.

Requests for cancellation and refund should be made by the Green Button Support service or by sending an email to conference @

No refunds will be paid during or after the event (even if you have not watched the presentations).

Q: What if I am unable to watch the presentations on 12 and 13 May?

A: All the presentations will be recorded and you will be given access to the ‘replays’ for three months, ie until midnight on Friday 14 August.

Q: What if I have technical problems accessing the online conference website?

A: The software that we are using is used all over the world and you should not experience any issues.  If you do, let us know and we will try to help.  Or if access proves impossible for you we will refund your fee.

Take a look at some of our past (traditional) conferences:


2019 Norwich


2018 Norwich


2017 Norwich


2016 Manchester


2013 Bury St Edmunds


2015 Cambridge


2014 Bury St Edmunds


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