DESPITE uncertainties in the commercial property market, 80 delegates signed up for a seminar hosted by Salisbury solicitors Trethowans, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and chartered surveyors London Clancy.

The seminar, which took place last month and was entitled the Commercial Property Market 2003, provided an update on property developments from legal, financial and valuation perspectives and brought together agents, developers, investors, lenders and business/ corporate representatives.

James Clay and Chris Ridge of London Clancy gave an overview of the commercial property market and The Royal Bank of Scotland's Neil Parker gave a presentation on the UK's residential and commercial property markets from a dealer's perspective.

Garry Treagust and John Fletcher of Trethowans looked at changes to a number of legal areas, including stamp duty, land registration forms, the Landlord & Tenant Act and the Disability & Discrimin-ation Act.

Miles Brown, managing partner of Trethowans and the seminar's chairman, said: "This was a practical seminar which was specifically designed to provide an easily digestible series of presentations.

"The format also enabled us to help delegates keep up to date with market trends, recent changes and their implications."