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Moratorium extension not the answer the PLA was looking for

Following the government’s decision to extend the moratorium on forfeiture and CRAR until March 2022, the PLA had the opportunity to update its previous article on the topic for EG and write a comment piece for The Times law section. These pieces considered how the government’s changes were likely to be received by members, especially […]

1st Jul 2021 News Read more

EG Podcast: Emma Pinkerton, Mark Reading and Brie Stevens-Hoare on diversity and inclusion in property law

“In this latest episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG’s professional & legal editor Sarah Jackman is joined by three figures from the property law profession to explore diversity and inclusion in property law. They are barrister and Property Bar Association chair Brie Stevens-Hoare QC and Property Litigation Association members Emma Pinkerton, partner at CMS, […]

17th Jun 2021 News Read more

PLA supports ringfencing of commercial rent arrears

In the PLA’s response to the government’s call for evidence on commercial rents and Covid-19, it drew on the findings of its latest members survey. Members were asked what they thought should happen when the moratorium on the recovery of rent arrears expires at the end of June and which of the government’s options for […]

10th Jun 2021 News Read more

Updated standard directions for 1954 Act claims in the Central London County Court

The updated template directions for unopposed, unopposed (low value) and opposed 1954 Act claims can be found here: BLR1 Revised April 2021 BLR2 Revised April 2021 BLR3 Revised April 2021 In all cases, in order to avoid wasted court time as a result of hearings being listed which are not ultimately required, the directions stop […]

26th May 2021 Directions / Protocols Read more

The Boundary Disputes Mediation Service

After many years’ work behind the scenes, the Property Litigation Association and RICS have launched a new mediation service to help neighbours resolve disputes over their property boundaries without resorting to court action. The Boundary Disputes Mediation Service draws on a 16-strong panel of mediators, lawyers and surveyors who are experienced in neighbour and boundary […]

19th May 2021 News Read more

Counsel on the Couch Live – A briefing on the COVID rent cases – webinar recording

Watch the webinar using passcode: 1dZbc%*# Over 300 PLA members joined the special live webinar to discuss the two much anticipated High Court decisions reported in recent days of Bank of New York Mellon (International) Ltd v Cine-UK Ltd and Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbH v TFS Stores Ltd, the first decisions of the pandemic dealing with commercial […]

7th May 2021 Conference Papers Read more

Boundary Determination: Panacea or Painful Experience? – webinar recording

A 30 minute webinar followed by questions by Simon Williams from Radcliffe Chambers titled “Boundary Determination: Panacea or Painful Experience?” A look at some of the pros and cons of applying for a determined boundary under section 60 of the Land Registration Act 2002 and alternative methods of resolving boundary disputes. Simon has also recently […]

29th Apr 2021 Conference Papers Read more

Winner announced for the Alan Langleben Memorial blog competition 2021

Persistence paid off for PLA member Lucie Barnes who has won this year’s Alan Langleben Memorial Blog Competition with her lively entry on the Telecoms Code. Lucie, a senior associate at Brodies in Glasgow, came second two years ago. This year’s event replaced the 1,500-word essay format with a 500-word blog, more in keeping with […]

27th Apr 2021 News Read more