Co-Ownership and Declarations of Trust

Invaluable guidance regarding how to handle matters involving co-owenership and declarations of trust

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Course Overview

Co-ownership and trust declarations a matter of increasing importance for conveyancers. For those whom properties will be purchased jointly, at some stage a significant proportion of these people will encounter an irretrievable relationship breakdown. Has the conveyancer adequately protected themselves in the information and advice provided to the clients?

How the conveyancer advises on the initial declaration of trust is crucial. During this webinar Stephen Desmond will discuss how to recognise when a client should be referred to another practitioner for specific advice regarding relationship breakdown while ensuring the matter is handled as sensitively as possible.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Feel confident when advising clients on trust deeds
  • • Be aware of the risks that can arise after the client’s purchase has completed
  • • Know how to persuade the client to make a declaration of trust and issues that could be addressed therein
  • • Understand the scope of your retainer to limit professional risk

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for practitioners of all levels including paralegals, fee earners, trainees and experienced solicitors



About Instructor - Stephen Desmond

Stephen Desmond has been delivering training for over 15 years during which time he has delivered more than 1,800 CPD events to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms, ranging from sole practitioners to City Solicitors. 

Stephen is a contributing editor to Butterworths Property Law Service, published by Lexis Nexis, writing on the complex law relating to long and short leases.  He writes for the Solicitors Group on the subject of commercial property. 
He has run a university-accredited distance-learning course for aspiring paralegals in the subject of residential conveyancing.

A former practicing Solicitor with several years post-qualification experience, Stephen has represented many business and private clients, including property investors and local authorities.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    11 Page


  • Concise and well-presented.
    2 years ago