The Property Litigation Association

We are a members' organisation for legal professionals specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural property litigation.

We promote specialist property litigation skills within the property industry and provide an active member network for the exchange of information.

We also provide education and training in property litigation and we are a public voice for property law through our media and public affairs campaigns.

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Our Mission

What We Do

Education

Our education and training resources cover different aspects of property litigation including commercial, residential and agricultural property law. 

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Law Reform

Law reform is a fundamental part of our role and we regularly campaign for improvements to property law and the court service. 

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Wellbeing

We provide practical wellbeing resources to our members, as well as hosting events on this subject. 

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JPLA

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The JPLA helps members of up to 10 years' PQE develop their technical expertise as well as their own network of property professionals. 

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Events

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Find, book and manage upcoming property law events, including our Annual Conference, and social events, including our Summer Party.

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PLA Scotland: Case law update with Ross McClelland & David Massaro of Axiom Advocates - slides
PLA Scotland: Case law update with Ross McClelland & David Massaro of Axiom Advocates - slides

13th Feb 2024

Ross McClelland & David Massaro of Axiom Advocates gave talks to PLA members in Scotland on recent noteworthy decisions of the Scottish courts in property-related cases. The slides are available to members.
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Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 4: Overview of 'The Landlord & Tenant Act 1954: Refine, Reform or Reject' panel debate
Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 4: Overview of 'The Landlord & Tenant Act 1954: Refine, Reform or Reject' panel debate

13th Feb 2024

The Property Litigation Association's Law Reform Committee and Property Bar Association were pleased to jointly host a panel debate in December 2023 to explore the pros and cons of Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. The debate took place in the context of the Law Commission's forthcoming consultation paper, expected to be published during the course of late 2024.
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Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 3: Nice while it lasted? FTT Unopposed Lease Renewal Pilot to end
Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 3: Nice while it lasted? FTT Unopposed Lease Renewal Pilot to end

31st Jan 2024

The Central London County Court has confirmed that the FTT Unopposed Lease Renewal Pilot Scheme (whereby unopposed 1954 Act lease renewal claims issued at Central London County Court are automatically transferred to be case-managed and heard by the First Tier Tribunal (FTT)) has come to an end with immediate effect.
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Judicial Appointments Commission vacancy: Deputy Chancery Master
Judicial Appointments Commission vacancy: Deputy Chancery Master

29th Jan 2024

The JAC have launched a campaign to identify two candidates to recommend for the post of Deputy Chancery Master. The closing date for applications is 1pm on the 13 February 2024. 
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Navigating Developer's Territory: Recent Developments in the Law of Boundaries - Hard Edges and Fuzzy Lines - slides
Navigating Developer's Territory: Recent Developments in the Law of Boundaries - Hard Edges and Fuzzy Lines - slides

25th Jan 2024

At this event hosted by PLA in conjunction with St Philips Chambers, the expert panel of speakers addressed recent developments in the law of boundaries, with a specific focus on situations affecting the development of land. The slides are available to members
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A welcome message from new PLA Chair, Mark Reading
A welcome message from new PLA Chair, Mark Reading

09th Jan 2024

Mark Reading began in the post of PLA Chair at the end of November and as we begin 2024, Mark introduces himself and shares some exciting plans the PLA has in store for the coming year.
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Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 2: Messages arising from the latest Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber Users' group meeting
Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 2: Messages arising from the latest Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber Users' group meeting

14th Dec 2023

This blog summarises main messages arising from the latest Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber Users' group meeting on 5 October 2023.
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Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 1
Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 1

11th Dec 2023

The first of the Law Reform Committee's new blog series.
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The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 – Refine, Reform or Reject? - recording
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 – Refine, Reform or Reject? - recording

06th Dec 2023

PLA and PBA hosted a panel debate to explore the pros and cons of the existing regime and how far (or not) the Law Commission should go in recommending reform. The recording is available for members.
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