Comprehensive Rights of Way Update 2021

This comprehensive Conveyancing webinar will examine common difficulties that arise when a property lacks necessary access rights over adjoining land.

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Course Overview

Over the years, it is clear that rights of way are the most common cause of claims on legal title insurance policies. For freehold properties, there are new cases involving rights of way disputes every year. Hence, this is very much an evergreen subject. The consequences of a defective right of way can be catastrophic for client and conveyancer alike.

This webinar will examine common difficulties that arise when a property lacks necessary access rights over adjoining land, where the right of way could be regarded as defective, or where a potential dispute might arise with a neighbouring owner.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinars and review the documents.
  • This course provides 1 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • Have covered the following topics:
  • Essential ingredients of easements such as rights of way
  • Can a right of way be extended onto other land?
  • Is the right of way exercisable over the whole accessway?
  • Are there any ancillary rights unspecified by the deed?
  • Prescriptive right of way: is there sufficient evidence?
  • Intensification of use of an easement, not expressly granted or reserved
  • Has the right of way been abandoned?
  • Is the grantee of a right of way entitled to repair the accessway?

What is the target audience?

  • Conveyancing Practitioners



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


  • Webinar


  • Slides
    22 Page


  • Notes
    22 Page


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