PLA members were invited to contribute to this year's Alan Langleben Memorial Competition and prepare a blog (not exceeding 500 words) which answered the following question:
Has the recent Supreme Court decision in Fearn & Others v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery opened the floodgates for claims in nuisance based on overlooking?
And the winner, announced at the Joint PLA/PBA Summer Party at Lincoln’s Inn on 5 July, is … Tom Dobson
, Associate, Farrer & Co. The judges felt Tom's entry stood out as an original, highly entertaining approach with a very good analysis. Tom accepted his prize of £2,000 from PLA President, Lizzie Cooke.
The judges would also like to commend the two runners up as follows:
In second place, Phil Spencer
, Associate, Real Estate Disputes, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. The judges felt Phil’s was a very good entry, thoughtful and wide-ranging.
In third place, Philip Sheppard
, Senior Associate, VWV. The judges felt Philip’s entry was a good analysis, focussing on the intensity factor.
Click on their names to read their entries.
All three entries have been published in EG