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

Junior
PLA

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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Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 5: Government plan to create a transparent record of contracts over land
Blog: Law Reform Committee - Edition 5: Government plan to create a transparent record of contracts over land

13th Jun 2024

The Property Litigation Association's Law Reform Committee has recently engaged in the Government's consultation on 'Contractual controls on land' and the proposal to collect data about these types of contracts.
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PLA Comedy Night
PLA Comedy Night

01st May 2024

Members attending the recent PLA Comedy Night at the West End Comedy Club, a quirky little venue above the Covent Garden Social Club, were treated to three fantastic comedians brought together by a desire to explore mental health through comedy and raise money for the vital work of three charities providing support and advice to men struggling with their mental health.
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JPLA Nuts & Bolts: Service of Notices - recording
JPLA Nuts & Bolts: Service of Notices - recording

16th Apr 2024

The JPLA held another in their Nuts & Bolts sessions on the Service of Notices on 16 April 2024 at Gatehouse Chambers. The recording is available to members.
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The PLA at UKREiiF
The PLA at UKREiiF

28th Mar 2024

This May, PLA Chair Mark Reading and Vice Chair Rebecca Campbell will be attending the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum – or UKREiiF – the most important event in the UK property industry calendar, to represent the views of PLA members.
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PLA Annual Conference - papers
PLA Annual Conference - papers

22nd Mar 2024

The PLA Annual Conference 2024 was held at Keble College, Oxford, on 22 March. The speakers have made their slides and notes available to members.
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The 1954 Act – a breakdown for juniors by James Tipler and Mark Galtrey - slides
The 1954 Act – a breakdown for juniors by James Tipler and Mark Galtrey - slides

19th Mar 2024

The 1954 Act – a breakdown for juniors This online session by James Tipler and Mark Galtrey of Falcon Chambers focussed on the nuts and bolts of the ’54 Act – when it applies, what it does, and how it works – explaining key case law and recent developments that practitioners need to be aware of, as well as potential pitfalls, touching on both opposed and unopposed business lease renewals. The slides are available for members.
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PLA Alan Langleben Memorial Blog Competition 2024
PLA Alan Langleben Memorial Blog Competition 2024

15th Mar 2024

This year's Alan Langleben Memorial Blog Competition is now open - answers are sought in no more than 500 words to the following question: “Everyone has a right to a decent home” (Michael Gove, White Paper “A fairer private rented sector”).
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PLA North: Seminar with Trinity Chambers - slides
PLA North: Seminar with Trinity Chambers - slides

14th Mar 2024

The PLA North held a seminar with Trinity Chambers at Pinsent Masons, One Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5AB on 14 Marchh 2024 covering a number of topics. The slides are available to members.
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Counsel on the Couch Episode 3: Tom Weekes KC
Counsel on the Couch Episode 3: Tom Weekes KC

08th Mar 2024

Tom Weekes KC discusses Fearn and others v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery [2023] UKSC 4 with Isobel Emerson-Lich from the PLA Website & Marketing Committee
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