A blog from the Chair of the PLA: Kerry Glanville

Although we have had to make many changes to the PLA calendar over recent months, the various committees of the PLA have continued to work hard on your behalf. Our Law Reform Committee, in association with their PBA counterparts, were impressively quick of the mark in persuading the Master of the Rolls to rewrite Practice Direction 51Z which would […]

6th Aug 2020 Blogs Read more

Wine-tasting Evening in aid of Landaid – Cancelled

Wine-tasting Evening in aid of Landaid – (A joint event with the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA)) Now cancelled – new date in better times This event should have taken place in the viewing lounge at Level 32 of One Blackfriars in London on Thursday 14 May (postponed previously from 13 February!). The committees […]

5th Aug 2020 News Read more

PLA Wellbeing Webinar: The Here & Now – reframing the new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everybody. This webinar, held on 22 July 2020, organised by the PLA’s well-being sub-committee and delivered by Ruth Cooper-Dickson of wellbeing consultants, Champs, explored the impacts of the pandemic and provided PLA members with the tools for mental wellbeing and resilience as we gradually move out of lockdown. We hope […]

23rd Jul 2020 News Read more

Cecily Crampin and Julia Petrenko (Falcon Chambers) – The Scope of PD 51 Z: Court of Appeal decision in Marshall (acting by Mehmet Arkin as fixed charge receiver) v Marshall & Another

Cecily Crampin and Julia Petrenko consider the implications of Marshall (acting by Mehmet Arkin as fixed charge receiver) v Marshall & Another[2020] EWCA Civ 620 in which the Court of Appeal dismissed the challenges made to Practice Direction PD 51Z and confirmed that the stay applies even to directions agreed by the parties, though the […]

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Martin Dray (Falcon Chambers) – Not positively unjust? The difficulty in obtaining rectification of the register against a proprietor in possession.

Martin Dray discusses Rees v 82 Portland Place Investments LLP [2020] EWHC 1177 (Ch), which shows that there is no guarantee that an innocent party who loses out by reason of a Land Registry mistake will prevail in securing rectification of the register in its favour. Everything may boil down to whether it is positively […]

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