Law Reform Committee

 

PLA Law Reform Committee – Request for members feedback: Consultation on Extending Fixed Recoverable Cases in Civil Cases

Following the voluntary Capped Costs Pilot which commenced in certain Business and Property Courts on 14 January 2019, MOJ has launched a consultation in relation to extending the use of Fixed Recoverable Cases (FRC) in Civil Cases. This follows recommendations made in Sir Rupert Jackson’s Supplemental Report on FRCs in July 2017. The consultation is […]

17th May 2019 Consultations Read more

Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims – feedback request

Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims The Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force on 1 October 2017 and we would like to review how this is working in practice.  Could you let us have your experiences, good or bad, of using this new protocol?  It would be helpful to have specific cases to discuss […]

27th Apr 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

Central London Chancery Users Group 16 May 2019

Central London Chancery Users Group There is a Chancery Users Group meeting on 16 May 2019 and we would like to hear from members about their recent experiences of the Chancery List at Central London and also Central London Court Court more generally.  The purpose of this meeting is to feed back to the judiciary […]

27th Apr 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

Capped Costs Pilot: PD 51W – feedback request

PLA Law Reform Committee are requesting members feedback on Capped Costs Pilot: PD 51W A voluntary Capped Costs Pilot commenced in certain Business and Property Courts on 14 January 2019 and will run for 2 years.  It concerns cases valued up to £250,000.  The Pilot will be evaluated to assess whether there is demand for such a scheme […]

27th Apr 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

PLA Survey – Unopposed Business Lease Renewals Pilot in First Tier Tribunal

Unopposed lease renewals under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 issued in Central London County Court are now being transferred automatically to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“FTT”) under a mandatory pilot scheme which started on 1 January 2018. Under the scheme, parties must adhere to a compressed 20 week timetable, save […]

21st Mar 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

CLCC Professional Court User Surgery- 20 March 2019

Central London County Court are offering appointments for a Professional Court User Surgery on Wednesday 20 March 2019 where you can go along with details of a particular case and have your issues resolved.  This is an opportunity to meet with senior members of the administration team. You can book by emailing John.Lyons@Justice.gov.uk and providing details […]

13th Mar 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

EG article: Property litigators give their verdict

PROPERTY LAW REFORM NEEDED TO BOOST ‘GLOBAL BRITAIN’ The Property Litigation Association has canvassed its members on major areas of property law to ascertain whether they are still fit for purpose and to help prioritise those ripe for reform. In this article for Estates Gazette, Mathew Ditchburn, Chair, PLA Law Reform Committee, discusses the results […]

11th Mar 2019 Consultations Read more

Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments – consultation

To read the response from the PLA to the Govenment consultation on the law and powers to deal with unauthorised development and encampments click here. The PLA response was based on information provided by PLA members in the following firms:   Actons CMS – Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Eversheds Sutherland Higgs & Sons Hogan Lovells Howard Kennedy […]

14th Oct 2018 Consultations Read more

Consultation to Cap Unreasonable Behaviour Costs – Tribunal Procedure Committee (TPC) agrees PLA’s Proposals

The Tribunal Procedure Committee (TPC) have decided not to cap the costs recoverable under Rule 13(1)(b) for unreasonable behaviour.  The TPC concluded, in agreement with the PLA’s Law Reform Committee proposal, that steps should be taken to publicise the guidance in Willow Court Management Company (1985) Limited v Alexander in a clear form to parties […]

12th Jul 2018 Consultations Read more

PLA Law Reform Committee and engagement with HMCTS

The PLA Law Reform Committee has had meetings with HMCTS in respect of their wide-ranging reform programme. Below is a link that contains both a video link to a recent roadshow event and also a pdf of a Reform Update dated May 2018. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmcts-reform-roadshow-for-legal-professionals The Update highlights the current and proposed reforms HMCTS is working […]

13th Jun 2018 Consultations Read more