Property Week’s coverage of PLA new academic members

 

Property Litigation Association 

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13 December 2018

 


PLA introduces nine academics to organisation

By Mitchell Labiak  Thu 13 December 2018

The Property Litigation Association (PLA) has introduced academics into the organisation for the first time.




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Bryan Johnston, Chair of the Property Litigation Association, said: “Having strong ties to academia gives the PLA a deeper reach into universities and helps to promote property litigation as a career choice at undergraduate level.”

The PLA said welcoming academic members would strengthen its ties with academia and better promote property litigation as a potential career path to law undergraduates.

The nine new academic members are listed below:

  • Prof Susan Bright, University of Oxford
  • Prof Simon Cooper, Aston University
  • Amy Goymour, University of Cambridge
  • Prof Nick Hopkins, University of Reading
  • James Lee, King’s College, London
  • Dr Emma Lees, University of Cambridge
  • Prof Sarah Nield, University of Southampton
  • Dr Brian Sloan, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Lisa Whitehouse, Hull University

Bryan Johnston, chair of the Property Litigation Association, said: “Having strong ties to academia gives the PLA a deeper reach into universities and helps to promote property litigation as a career choice at undergraduate level.”

“We aim to utilise the strength of our regional network to link regionally-based academics to regional PLA contacts to establish and then deepen relationships across the country,” he added.

James Lee of King’s College, London, speaking on behalf of the new academic members, said: “I look forward to working with my fellow academics and professional members of the association to promote its valuable efforts in the fields of education, training and reform, and to increasing opportunities for students to learn about this important area of legal practice.”