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The Scrutton Bland Property Summit



Property and the Cloud

with Grace Thomson and Ryan Pearcy

Cloud technology has transformed the property sector from both a financial and operation perspective. In this session Ryan and Grace discuss the key benefits of cloud technology in your business.


Landlords: what are your rights?

with Lee Pearce

The current climate raises pertinent legal issues. This talk will cover the consequences and options for landlords in relation to rent recovery, defaulting tenants, tenant insolvency, empty property rates and practical difficulties.


Topical tax: property conversion and development 

with Gavin Birchall

This talk will discuss the key the tax issues that arise when selling or renting commercially converted the property to mixed-use or residential. 


Unlock the power of Property Investing with SSAS Pensions

with Mark Stokes

How can you unlock the power of property investing with SSAS pensions? This talk will explore the conversion of commercial to residential or part residential and the use of SSAS as a holding vehicle for commercial investment.


Our Expert Speakers

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James Tucker
Business Advisory Partner at Scrutton Bland

James is a Business Advisory Partner at Scrutton Bland and specialises in helping businesses to grow and achieve their financial objectives, using his industry experience to provide tailor-made advice. James’ expertise lies in the land and property, agricultural and construction sectors, and is keen to help clients make use of the latest financial cloud technology to improve their operational efficiencies and data reporting.

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Gavin Birchall
Tax Partner and Tax Lawyer at Scrutton Bland

Gavin specialises in advising on property taxation. Gavin’s particular focus is on providing Stamp Duty Land Tax, property related VAT advice and property acquisition structuring advice as well as providing comprehensive accounting support to property developer and investors. Gavin is a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group which is a forum for practitioners who specialise in Stamp Duty.

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Lee Pearce
Head of Dispute Resolution at Ellisons Solicitors

Lee joined Ellisons in 1994 and acts for a number of property investment companies, portfolio owners, property owners, occupiers and individuals. He specialises in property disputes, property related professional negligence and commercial and residential landlord and tenant issues including lease renewals, covenant breaches, rental recovery and insolvency related issues.


Mark Stokes
Co-founder and Director
Equa Academy

Mark is an experienced entrepreneur and business investor, with over 26 years of Board level business and property expertise, in the construction, energy and telecoms sectors. Mark focusses on shared and sustainable value through business and property whilst building a powerful legacy for future generations. 


Grace Thomson
Strategic CRE Technology Advisor at Re-Leased

Lead by a passion for finding cloud-based solutions to age-old problems, Grace educates the property industry about the evolution of technology within the sector. Grace leads Re-Leased's Partner network in the UK working with professional services firms to assist them to offer systems advisory advice to their clients. 

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Ryan Pearcy
Business Advisory Director at Scrutton Bland

Ryan leads Scutton Blands Systems Advisory Service. Ryan is a pro-active business advisor and software enthusiast, with extensive knowledge assessing and advising upon cloud-based systems. Skilled in Cloud Accounting Products, Accounts Preparation, Pro-active Business Advice and Tax.


Get in touch

If you would like to discuss any of the sessions or get in touch with any of the speakers please drop us a line! 

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