May 8, 2018

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New law on mobile phone masts to be explained at Birmingham property conference

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Thursfields Solicitors will explain how new regulations about mobile phone masts affect landowners at a regional property event in Birmingham later this month.

John McLean, a senior associate at Thursfields’ Birmingham office, is appearing at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) conference at Aston University on Thursday 24 May.

He will be discussing the details behind the new Electronic Communications Code, which came into force on 28 December 2017.

John McLean, who specialises in telecommunications law, said: “The reformed Electronic Communications Code has drastically changed the relationship between landowners and telecoms operators with regard to mobile phone masts.

“The new code seeks to substantially increase nationwide connectivity, making it more difficult for landowners to remove operators from their land, which can be particularly problematic if they are planning redevelopment projects.

“I will be explaining at this seminar how template agreements or leases that have previously been used will need to be amended to be fit for purpose for future use under the new code.”

Mr McLean is an experienced commercial property solicitor who joined Thursfields in 2016, having previously spent 11 years working at Eversheds LLP in Birmingham.

He has been acting for landowners for over 10 years in relation to agreements under the previous Electronic Communications Code, and has been explaining the new code at a number of RICS’ seminars this year.

He added: “The new Code includes various changes to assignment, upgrading and sharing, security of tenure, and valuations, all of which I will cover in detail.”

The RICS’ regional conference at Aston University on 24 May will be packed with the latest update for chartered surveyors on land, property and the built environment. For more details and to book spaces visit https://ww2.rics.org/uk/events/conferences-seminars/cpd-days/cpd-day-birmingham/

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For further information, please contact:

Dani James, Business Development Manager, Thursfields Solicitors
9-10 The Tything Worcester Worcestershire WR1 1HD
djames@thursfields.co.uk 01905 677066

Or

Steve Dyson, ASAP PR – 0781 8004575

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Notes to Editors

Thursfields Solicitors is one of the region’s longest established and reputable law firms, with more than 140 staff in eight offices across Worcestershire and the West Midlands. Thursfields Solicitors provides a full range of legal services to business and the private individual, including property, family, employment and commercial law as well as probate and litigation. The firm has offices in Worcester, Kidderminster, Halesowen, Sedgley, Stourport-on-Severn, Solihull and Birmingham.

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