19 January 2022 8.45am – 10am + Add to calendar Breakfast Seminar Travers Smith

We are delighted to invite you to a seminar, held at Travers Smith's offices on Wednesday 19th January 2022.

Property law experts Tiffany Scott, QC of Wilberforce Chambers and Andrew Ross, Head of Property Disputes at Travers Smith will take you through the new laws and code of practice to resolve commercial rent debts accrued during the pandemic.

The event will include a 45 minute talk from our two speakers, followed by a networking event where members can enjoy pastries and share their experiences and challenges.

Speakers include:

  • Welcome & Q&A: Paul Richards, MD at AREF
  • Speaker:  Andrew Ross, Head of Property Disputes at Travers Smith
  • Speaker: Tiffany Scott, QC of Wilberforce Chambers

Paul Richards

Managing Director, AREF

Paul is Managing Director of AREF. 

Before joining AREF, Paul was Head of the European Real Estate Boutique within Mercer’s investment consulting business for almost 10 years, previously he was Head of Indirect Real Estate Investment and Global Managed Accounts at LaSalle Investment Management, where he was responsible for managing global portfolios of unlisted real estate funds for clients from Europe and Asia Pacific.

He has over 25 years of real estate experience in investment, corporate finance and research, and has advised investors, occupiers and venture capital companies on property portfolio strategy and on financial structuring, including PFI, senior and mezzanine debt and joint venture arrangements. His employers have included LaSalle Investment Management, Cushman & Wakefield and Henderson Investors.

Before coming into the world of real estate, Paul worked in marketing and market research. He originally studied Physiological Sciences at Lincoln College, Oxford and has a Master of Science in Real Estate from City University Business School, London, now Cass Business School.

Andrew Ross

Head of Property Disputes, Travers Smith

Andrew is a senior counsel in the Real Estate Department and leads the Property Disputes team. He has been described in The Legal 500 as 'calm, knowledgeable and professional'.

He has enormous experience of property disputes ranging from arguments about interference with rights of light at central London developments to shooting and fishing rights on country estates. He acts for property funds, landlords, tenants, developers, professional sports clubs and many other clients. He recently led his team in a dispute concerning rights of light at Chelsea Football Club's stadium at Stamford Bridge. He has also acted in recent disputes arising from CVAs and restructuring involving Laura Ashley, Carpetright, Yo! Sushi, Virgin Active and others.   

Tiffany Scott

QC, Wilberforce Chambers

Tiffany is an experienced advocate specialising in commercial litigation, trusts and estates disputes, real estate litigation and professional liability claims. She has broad experience in ‘business’ litigation of all kinds, often with an international element, including fund and partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, claims against fiduciaries, and claims arising out of insolvency and civil fraud.

She is the Vice-Chair of the Property Bar Association and has appeared before Courts and Tribunals at all levels, including the Supreme Court and the Privy Council. In May 2019 she appeared in Sequent Nominees Ltd v Hautford Limited, a Supreme Court case concerning the principles that apply when landlords are requested to give tenants consent to do particular acts under the terms of their leases.

She is listed as a leading practitioner in her fields of expertise by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners,  which comment that she is “just brilliant in Court”, “a tough and tenacious advocate”, “sharper than a scalpel when dissecting witnesses”, “extremely good at handling appeals” and “brilliant at condensing complex points with clients – always calm and reliable”; and they say “her style is effective as she is ruthless, yet never over the top, when exposing the limitations of her opponent’s case”


Wednesday 19th January 2022


Travers Smith Auditorium
10 Snow Hill


08.45 - 09.30hrs  Seminar
09.30 - 10.00hrs  Networking and Breakfast
10.00hrs Ends


This event is FREE and open to all staff from AREF Fund, Affiliate, Associate and Investor member firms (view our list of members here). N.B. This event is open to all our Future Generation network*

To Book:

We take your safety seriously - Coronavirus & social distancing:

  • A desk for the badges will be in the main room, to prevent any build up in the entrance hall.
  • Pastries will be available after the seminar and we would ask all guests to please keep social distancing in mind.
  • We would encourage all guests to take a lateral flow test before the event and please do not attend if you are showing any Coronavirus related symptoms.
  • Masks can be worn at your own discretion, they are not a legal requirement at present.
  • We will be in touch via email if the event is cancelled due to lockdown or tightening of restrictions. 

Please note:  Anyone attending this event does so at their own risk and neither AREF nor Travers Smith shall be held liable for any health issues related to COVD-19 arising following attendance of this event.

We will regularly review the situation as the event approaches and make any revisions in line with Government guidelines.