In brief: Surrey society heads down to Epsom

A debate on conveyancing promises to be the lively centrepiece of an inaugural local law society one-day conference in May. The conference, hosted by the Surrey Law Society at Epsom Racecourse, will feature the Lord Chancellor's parliamentary secretary Jonathan Evans as keynote speaker. The society was only formed two years ago when the three local law societies in Surrey merged. The conveyancing debate will see Anthony Bogan, the constituency's representative on the Law Society Council, and the man he ousted, Paul Marsh, discuss their radically different approaches to the issue. Marsh was the society's conveyancing expert before Bogan challenged him at the elections last year. There will also be sessions on staff and partner appraisals, mediation and client satisfaction surveys. Details from chief executive Sue Camp on 01483 894809.