Malcolm Waters QC’s practice includes land law and conveyancing. He (together with Elizabeth Ovey) is a member of the two committees responsible for drafting each of the successive editions of the Standard Conditions of Sale and the Standard Commercial Property Conditions.
He acts regularly for financial services firms in litigation, drafting and advisory work relating to their mortgage lending businesses. He also specialises in consumer credit work and in the law relating to mutual institutions (including building societies, friendly societies and industrial and provident societies).
His work in the mortgage field grew out of his practice in land law and conveyancing, in which he retains an active interest.
Member of the committees responsible for drafting the Standard Conditions of Sale and the Standard Commercial Property Conditions.
Recent directory editorial has included:
He is senior editor of Wurtzburg and Mills on Building Society Law (which he co-edits jointly with colleagues, Elizabeth Ovey and Mark Fell), a looseleaf work which is kept up to date with regular releases.
He is also the author, along with Elizabeth Ovey and Mark Fell, of Retail Mortgages: Law, Regulation and Procedure, 2013, Sweet & Maxwell.
He was (together with Elizabeth Ovey) a contributing editor of The Law of Investor Protection, 2nd edition, and consultant editor of the title on Mutual Institutions in the current (fifth) edition of Halsbury’s Laws of England: http://lexisweb.co.uk/guides/sources/halsbury-s-laws-of-england
He was also consultant editor of the title on Friendly Societies in the preceding (fourth) edition of Halsbury’s Laws of England (2007 reissue).
Together with Elizabeth Ovey and Mark Fell, he is currently engaged in writing a new work for Sweet & Maxwell on retail mortgage law and regulation, which is expected to be published in 2013.
He is happy to provide seminars on the Standard Conditions of Sale and the Standard Commercial Property Conditions.