Hudson v Hathway [2022] – Key Issues and Lessons to be Learned for Transactional Property Lawyers

Join Ian Quayle, CEO of IQ Legal Training Limited and Barrister James Ballance of Maitland Chambers on this 60-minute webinar on Hudson v Hathway [2022] EWCA Civ 1648 on s.53 of the Law of Property Act 1925.

This webinar will explore a number of important issues arising from this recent Court of Appeal decision.

It is suitable for conveyancers of all levels and experience and will cover –

  • A reminder of the basics and the need to comply with statutory formalities when dealing with property rights in land.
  • Whether e mails are capable of amounting to a written and/or signed disposition for the purposes of Section 53 of the Law of Property Act 1925 in the context of residential and commercial property transactions.
  • An examination of recent case law to determine whether or when a printed name on an email could be a signature intended to authenticate a document.
  • A review of the law of ‘common intention’ constructive trusts, the issue of detrimental reliance, and whether detrimental reliance is required for the creation or variation of shares under such a trust.

About James Ballance:

James is a Barrister at Maitland Chambers. Since being called to the Bar in 2009, he has developed a busy advocacy and advisory Commercial Chancery practice. His work has a particular focus on property litigation, including traditional real estate litigation; landlord & tenant claims; rights to light; telecoms claims; and professional negligence litigation relating to property work. James has a particular interest in the intersection of property law with other fields, such as insolvency.

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Extensive notes will be provided and time will be allocated for delegate questions.


Thanks to our specialist systems, we are able to provide you with recordings and course materials which allow you to refer back to your training at any time should you wish to do so. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend the live webinar these facilities mean that you don’t have to worry about missing out and you can go about your day, reassured by the knowledge that you can carry out your required training at a time convenient to you. 

Cost: This webinar is free of charge, however, registration is required.

A certificate of completion is also provided for delegates booking these events.  

Have an enquiry? Call 07379 134 942 or email [email protected]  


Mar 30 2023


11:15 am - 12:15 pm



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James Ballance
James Ballance
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