Membership

The Property Litigation Association welcomes new members who are qualified to join. Please refer to our Articles and Memorandum for details as well to the document Membership Applications Guidelines. In summary, solicitors (but not trainees), legal executives and employed barristers may become members if they are substantially engaged in property litigation or property mediation. This is generally taken to exclude construction and planning.

The PLA year runs from 1st September to 31st August. New members may join the Association at any time but the full subscription is payable (unless the application is made in July or August). The subscription for 2018-19 is £50 pa. This will rise to £65 from 1 September 2019.

APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP


HONORARY MEMBERS

The PLA created the new position in 2015 to honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Association and who are leaders in property litigation.  The PLA’s intention is to award honorary membership sparingly and only to outstanding candidates, limiting these to one or two appointments per year.

2018

  • Katie Bradford
  • Jeremy Hudson

2017

  • Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the PLA for some 20 years
  • Vivienne King
  • Suzanne Lloyd Holt

The application form should be completed by the applicant and endorsed by two referees who must be current members of the Association.

In exceptional circumstances an application may be considered without a proposer or seconder provided the applicant provides full details of his / her property litigation practice.

The completed application should be submitted to the Administrator.

You will be notified whether or not your application to join the PLA has been successful. Once your membership has been approved you will automatically be notified of any events taking place in your region.


ACADEMIC MEMBERS

In order to strengthen and benefit from its ties with academia as well as promote the area of property litigation as a career choice to undergraduates, the PLA now has a category of Associate Membership for academics specialising in property law.

Academic members as at December 2018

  • 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