IHBC SW Branch: ‘Heritage in Law’ conference, Bristol, 9 June – Reduced rates for IHBC

Heritage in law website Apr2017The IHBC’s South West (SW) Branch explores ‘Heritage in Law’ at its 2017 Conference, supported by Historic England, with IHBC Full Member Dr Charles Mynors as keynote speaker, and taking place in Bristol on 9 June and with reduced rates for IHBC members. 

The IHBC SW Branch writes:

The subtleties, nuances and complexity of the law in relation to the historic environment is a subject highly relevant to all practitioners dealing with decision-making relating to our heritage. This conference is a timely update on this fast-moving legal framework which underpins our day to day work.

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation South West Branch invites you to a day conference dealing with the subtleties, nuances and complexity of the law in relation to the historic environment. The programme has been designed to be a timely update on legal issues and challenges facing the heritage sector. The speakers range from practicing barristers, acknowledged national experts in their fields and representatives from Historic England and the Canal and River Trust.

This conference seeks to provide a robust background for practitioners on the fast-moving legal framework which underpins our day to day work particularly in relation to challenging issues such assessing and measuring significance in the historic environment. We will look to continue and develop the understanding of more detailed issues such as the curtilage of heritage assets.

The legal framework surrounding the management of our historic environment is a subject highly relevant to all practitioners; planners, conservation officers, archaeologists, solicitors, architects, landscape architects and urban designers dealing with decision-making relating to our heritage. The day conference will include lunch and will be held at the Grade II listed Armada House in Bristol. The venue is easily accessible by car, train or plane (Exeter or Bristol airports).

Dr Mynors has written extensively on the law in relation to the historic environment. His most recent book, Changing Churches: a practical guide to the faculty system, was published by Bloomsbury in June 2016. His next book will be a new (fifth) edition of Listed Buildings and Other Heritage Assets, due to be published by Sweet & Maxwell during 2017.

Programme incudes:

  • Introduction and welcome by Maureen Pearce Chair (IHBC South West Branch)
  • Introduction to the legal system – Dr Charles Mynors, barrister, law commission
  • Assessing Significance – Simon Hickman, Principal Inspector of Historic England South west
  • The duty to have special regard – Tom Deards, head of legal dept Canal and River Trust
  • Preparing and presenting evidence at Inquiries – Harriet Townsend, Cornerstone Barristers
  • Concepts of harm and loss in relation to the NPPF – Emma Dring, Cornerstone Barristers
  • Curtilage Buildings – Dr Charles Mynors

The event will take place on 9 June 2017, from 9:30-16:15pm, in Armada House, Bristol.

Lunch costs are included in the price

For more details and to book see http://heritageinlaw.ihbc.org.uk/

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