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COVID-19 forfeiture moratorium – Q&As with MHCLG

The PLA’s Law Reform Committee has put to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) a number of questions and points requiring clarification regarding the protection of business tenancies from forfeiture for non-payment of rent in the Coronavirus Act 2020. This includes what payments and leases are covered by the moratorium, whether parties […]

1st Apr 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Guidance for Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The FTT is publishing guidance for users during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Both the Southern and London office are now closed and although the other three centres in Cambridge, Birmingham and Manchester are still open, they are working with reduced capacity.  Parties are asked only to correspond with the Tribunal if absolutely necessary.  If offices are […]

26th Mar 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

Courting disaster: EG article on the County Court users survey by Mathew Ditchburn

In 2015 the PLA surveyed its members on their experience of using the County Court. The results supported anecdotal evidence about how bad court administration had become, with 88% considering that it was not fit for purpose and 91% saying clients had expressed concerns about litigating in the County Court at all. Five years later, […]

24th Feb 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

County Court System Urgently Needs Fixing Says PLA

County Court System Urgently Needs Fixing Says PLA The PLA surveyed its members on whether any improvements had been made to service standards by HMCTS (Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunal Service) since the PLA’s last court users’ feedback report in 2015. A resounding 93.4% of respondents to the survey considered that the County Court system […]

24th Jan 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

Professional Court User Surgery at Central London County Court on 30 January 2020

Professional Court User Surgery at Central London County Court on 30 January 2020 The Central London County Court are offering appointments on 30 January 2020 where professional court users can discuss problems with the administration of particular cases.  Senior staff are available and judges on stand by to resolve issues.  If you are interested in […]

5th Jan 2020 News Read more

New chair of PLA announced

Cripps Pemberton Greenish partner Kerry Glanville is the new chair of the Property Litigation Association, having taken over from Dentons’ partner Bryan Johnston. She is the 25th chair since the organisation was established in 1995 to represent property litigators in the UK. As a former chair of the PLA’s law reform committee, which she describes […]

23rd Dec 2019 News Read more